Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

Rohingya Refugees carry an old man towards the shore of Naf river as people arrive by boats, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 13 September 2017.

How to solve the Rohingya drama

Over half of the 1.1m Rohingya have been forced over the border into Bangladesh – driven away by a campaign the United Nations has described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. Last week, the...
Drawing by a Rohingya boy, Abdul, revealing the horrific experiences he endured while fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh, at the children friendly space at the Balukhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh.

Rohingya crisis: will the EU impose sanctions?

The European Union (EU) could impose targeted sanctions on top generals in Myanmar amid growing violence against Rohingya Muslims. EU foreign ministers will be discussing the worsening conflict in Myanmar today. In a draft statement seen...
Myanmar is China's resource bonanza

Myanmar is China’s resource bonanza

As the world media continues focusing on Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, its giant neighbour China maintains its aloofness nonetheless full scale utilizing the fuel pipelines originating in the trouble torn Arakan (also known...
Bangladeshi textbook appears to endorse Myanmar propaganda on the Rohingya

Bangladeshi textbook appears to endorse Myanmar propaganda on the Rohingya

Bangladeshi textbook appears to endorse Myanmar propaganda on the Rohingya File photo: The latest exodus of more than half a million Rohingya has again put the spotlight on the plight of the minority |Reuters Myanmar dubs...
Call for Arakan from Turkey to the world

Call for Arakan from Turkey to the world

Turkey's Permanent Representative to the UN, Neurolioğlu, ' Turkey, the tragedy in Arakan will continue to attract attention and provide humanitarian aid to the needs of life, ' he said. 17 October 2017 Tuesday...
The EU has failed the Rohingya, but it’s not too late to act

The EU has failed the Rohingya, but it’s not too late to act

  It’s difficult to read the accounts of alleged human rights violations by the Burmese military against Rohingya Muslims of Arakan State, but those who fled to Bangladesh are describing what has happened because they...
Aung San Suu Kyi with her party’s presidential nominee Htin Kyaw in 2011. EPA/Lynn Bo Bo

Eyewitness: the Rohingya horrors and Aung San Suu Kyi’s whitewash

Ellen Wiles does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Partners   It...
Myanmar journalists 'harassed' for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar journalists ‘harassed’ for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Sitting in a Yangon cafe, Min Min scrolls through old photos of a bombing attack on his house in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state. The 28-year-old journalist told Al Jazeera that he was targeted last year...

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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...