Daily Archives: November 5, 2017

Hundreds of Rohingya line the narrow path that leads to Teknaf Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya influx slows down, but exodus still continues

  The influx of Rohingya pouring into Bangladesh from Myanmar is gradually slowing down, but a significant number of refugees are still waiting at the border areas to escape from the Rakhine state. “On November 2...
U.S. wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

U.S. wants talks on Rohingya crisis but sanctions possible

'But right now, as I noted earlier, our purpose is to solve the problem, not to punish,' says undersecretary of state for political affairs Thomas Shannon   DHAKA, Bangladesh – The US wants a diplomatic solution...
Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh

Myanmar’s moves against Rohingya a get-out campaign, not genocide

Key countries in the region must help to find a way forward based on upgraded ties between Myanmar and Bangladesh When it comes to the Rohingya crisis in the northern-most region of Myanmar's western-most Rakhine...
Exhausted Rohingya refugees wait to be taken to a refugee camp after crossing the Naf river at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palang Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 2, 2017.

Rohingya Children in Cox’s Bazar to be Vaccinated Against Cholera

The second phase of a campaign to vaccinate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugee children against cholera gets underway Saturday in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The oral cholera vaccination campaign, which is being led by the...
Rohingyas Rohingya refugees walk after crossing the Naf river at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh November 1, 2017. Photo: Reuters

Rohingya Crisis: China recipe not working

The Chinese recipe for resolving the Rohingya crisis is not working. Yet, Beijing is insisting on it. Over the last 10 months, China has been speaking for resolution of the crisis through bilateral efforts between...
US Senator from Arizona John McCain. Photo: EPA

US rights group supports bipartisan legislation on Rohingya Crisis

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is urging the US Senate bill’s passage into law, saying tough sanctions are designed to halt Myanmar’s atrocities against Rohingya. The human rights organization UUSC is hailing the bipartisan...
Simon Henshaw, acting assistant secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, speaks during a press conference after visiting Rohingya camps, in Dhaka. Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. Henshaw said Saturday that Rohingya Muslims should be returned safely to their homes in Myanmar after they were forced to flee the country amid a brutal crackdown by Myanmar security forces. (AP Photo/Rajib Dhar)

Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages, says US official

  The US wants Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya in their own villages following their exodus from the country’s violence-wracked Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior State Department official said on Saturday...
Photographers help pull a Rohingya refugee out of Naf River as she and other refugees tried to cross the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Palong Khali, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 1, 2017.

Myanmar Gave Us List of Rohingya Rebels, Bangladesh Home Minister Says

  Myanmar has given Bangladesh a list of hundreds of suspected Rohingya insurgents believed to be hiding out across the border, but security sweeps have netted no rebels thus far, the Bangladeshi home minister told...
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Q&A: Road to Justice for Grave Crimes in Burma

Since August 25, 2017, when the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a militant group, attacked about 30 police outposts and a military camp in northern Rakhine State, Burmese security forces have carried out mass...

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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...