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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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...