Daily Archives: November 26, 2017

Myanmar has faced mounting international criticism over alleged abuses committed against its minority Muslim community since the August launch of a military crackdown in Rakhine state. (Photo: AFP/Munir Uz Zaman)

Myanmar not yet safe for Rohingya refugee return: UN

GENEVA: Conditions for Rohingya refugees to safely return to Myanmar from Bangladesh are not in place, the UN said Friday (Nov 24), a day after the two countries announced repatriation would begin in two...
Kyaw Tint Swe (right), Burma’s Office of State Counsellor minister, and Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abdul Hassan Mahmud Ali on Thursday complete the signing of an agreement allowing thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees to return to Burma after they !ed their homeland to escape violence.

Door open for Rohingya refugees to return, Burma says

BANGKOK -- Burma has agreed to take back Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape violence in Burma's Rakhine state. Burma announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya...
Hundreds of thousands have fled since late August [Al Jazeera]

Rohingya must be consulted before repatriation

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - A Rohingya repatriation deal is being hailed as a "first step" by the Bangladesh government, but many argue the plan is premature. Myanmar's Rakhine state is the ancestral home for Muslim-majority...
Why China’s three-step approach won’t be enough to solve the Rohingya crisis

Why China’s three-step approach won’t be enough to solve the Rohingya crisis

While the plan may address symptoms of the conflict, it fails to target root causes such as flawed citizenship laws and systemic discrimination that pervade Myanmar   China’s influence in Myanmar was challenged in recent years...
Rohingya Refugees Cannot Return Until Myanmar Citizens Accept Them, Says Army Chief. Credit - UNICEF via Storyful

Backpacker Medics share stories from Rohingya refugees

HUNDREDS of thousands of refugees have fled Myanmar in recent months. Those survivors are being treated by an Australian group of medics, who are now sharing their stories. Warning: Very confronting content. ON AUGUST 25,...

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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...