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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Rohingya need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation

Rohingya need an 'autonomous region', not repatriation UK-based activists, who hail from opposite sides of Myanmar conflict, on why Rohingya repatriation plan is not solution. by...

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya woman living in no man’s land washes a...
Japanese midwife on sexual abuse of Rohingya women

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims...
Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on...
First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

First came the massacre. Then came the coverup

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Burmese troops killed 10 Rohingya men in the nation’s restive Rakhine state. (Reuters) By Editorial Board February 15 IN THE...