Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

The Rohingya-Rakhine hostility can best be explained by what is called the theory of double minority complex

Why Both Rohingya Muslims And Rakhine Buddhists Think They Are Right

  The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar has yet again surfaced and momentarily captured international attention. Tens of thousands of Myanmar’s Muslim minority, residents of the western Burmese province of Rakhine, are fleeing across...
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees

A brief history of the word “Rohingya” at the heart of a humanitarian crisis

The Rohingya are a largely Muslim ethnic minority in Myanmar at the center of a humanitarian catastrophe. But the Myanmar government won’t even use the word “Rohingya,” let alone admit they’re being persecuted. Instead,...
Myanmar: Rohingya appeal launched by UK charities

Myanmar: Rohingya appeal launched by UK charities

  A UK charity appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in Myanmar has been launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The government said it would match the first £3m donated by...
'Is [Myanmar] a religious problem? Or is it a security issue? Religion is being used as a scapegoat for a reason,' Syria's Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun said

Rohingya Muslims fleeing genocide are a ‘security threat’, Syria’s Grand Mufti claims

Close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says media is to blame for exaggerated coverage of state violence against Muslim minority in Rakhine state India, under pressure to accept Rohingya refugees fleeing state-organised violence in...
Rights campaigners had argued against a visit to Myanmar by Charles and his wife Camilla, who will travel to Singapore, Malaysia and India. Photograph: Szymanowicz/REX/Shutterstock

Prince Charles omits Myanmar from Asia tour after Rohingya violence

Myanmar visit was considered for prince’s trip on behalf of British government but it has now been left put of official program Prince Charles will tour south-east Asia and India later this month but the...
Rohingya children walk to their tents after fetching drinking water at a makeshift camp near Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. More than half a million Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in just over a month, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades.

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh at Risk as Diarrheal Diseases Spread

  Aid agencies are scaling up efforts to contain an outbreak of diarrheal diseases that could have serious health consequences for many of the more than one-half million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar who are living...
The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

WASHINGTON—As I read the stories about the Burman military’s horrific campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, I can’t help but think of an autobiography I read not long ago by my friend...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...