Daily Archives: October 15, 2017

A young Rohingya refugee shelters from the rain with an umbrella while sitting at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 19, 2017. Pressure grew on Myanmar on September 18 as a rights group urged world leaders to impose sanctions on its military, which is accused of driving out more than 410,000 Rohingya Muslims in an orchestrated (AFP/Dominique Faget )

Kofi Annan Urged UNSC to Push Myanmar for Rohingya Return to their Homes

Annan warned that if safe conditions for returns were not created “the world community would be stuck with a very serious, long-term festering problem.” Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, whose commission recently compiled a...
Annan warned that if safe conditions for returns were not created “the world community would be stuck with a very serious, long-term festering problem.”

Where will they go? Bangladesh wants to solve the Rohingya issue diplomatically but that...

Dhaka: Almost any conversation here brings up the Rohingya issue upfront. It is easy to see why. Bangladesh is much smaller than half a dozen Indian states; it is a little smaller than Odisha,...
Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf. Reuters file photo

‘Rohingya want peacekeepers for repatriation’

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar wanted to see a peacekeeping force protecting them once they return home. Anadolu agency reported quoting a UN human rights spokesman on Friday. Rupert Colville was quoted to have said...
Suu Kyi stands devoid of legitimacy

Suu Kyi stands devoid of legitimacy

Nobel laureate’s plan to deliver aid and help resettle Rohingya sounds hollow in the absence of affirmative action Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s announcement to set up a civilian-led agency in the country to...
Ro Mayyu Ali's book collection was destroyed when his home in Maungdaw was burned down [Ro Mayyu Ali/Al Jazeera]

Open letter from a Rohingya to Aung San Suu Kyi

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - I was born in the same year you were awarded your coveted Nobel Peace Prize. It was one of the greatest honours to be bestowed upon someone from our country. Everyone in...
Wild elephants kill four Rohingya in Bangladesh camp

Wild elephants kill four Rohingya in Bangladesh camp

COX'S BAZAR: Wild elephants killed four Rohingya refugees including three children as they were building a shack on forest land in southern Bangladesh on Saturday (Oct 14), police said. The incident occurred at Balukhali camp...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...