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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...