Daily Archives: December 2, 2017

DW's Rodion Ebbighausen.

Opinion: Pope Francis shouldn’t have said ‘Rohingya’

During most of his five-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, Pope Francis avoided using the name "Rohingya." Sticking to this middle ground would have been a smart decision, says DW's Rodion Ebbighausen. Pope Francis meets...
How South Asia is Failing its Rohingya Challenge

How South Asia is Failing its Rohingya Challenge

Regional states must provide more realistic and comprehensive solutions to avert instability in the subcontinent. As violence against the Rohingyas in Myanmar forces a mass exodus from Rakhine state, there is a rising concern about...
Why the United States Cannot Do More to End the Rohingya Crisis

Why the United States Cannot Do More to End the Rohingya Crisis

  Back in September, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was responsible for an unprecedented American condemnation that received little domestic media coverage. In an unusual call on the envoys to the UN,...
Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, general secretary of Bodhu Bala Sena also known as Buddhist Force, gestures during a protest outside the Indian High Commission in Colombo in 2013. © AP

Sri Lanka sees emerging tensions between Buddhists and Muslims

Legacy of civil war should serve as a warning of the costs of ethnic and religious conflict Across Asia, religious fundamentalism is posing a growing threat to liberal society. Even Sri Lanka, a country that...
Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 3, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Myanmar says Israel signed new military contract, then quickly denies it

After Foreign Ministry reprimand, ambassador to Israel retracts the statement. Hours after telling Army Radio on Thursday that Israel signed an arms contract with Myanmar in recent months, Myanmar Ambassador to Israel Maung Maung Lynn...
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, Pool) Pope Francis meets with the bishops of Myanmar at St. Mary's Cathedral, Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a weeklong visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.

Commentary: Did Pope Francis chicken out when he didn’t mention the “Rohingya” in Myanmar?...

When Pope Francis stepped off the papal plane in Myanmar, also known as Burma, he walked into a diplomatic minefield, which is exactly where he belonged. The quagmire centered on whether he would appease a...

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Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019. MUNIR UZ ZAMIN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority. Papers matter for refugees. They get you across borders,...
Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh seeks Thai role as Asean chair

Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen shakes hand with Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok on Thursday, August 1,...
Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Integration of humanitarian efforts into longer-term development essential for Cox’s Bazar

Nearly two years after the start of the massive Rohingya influx, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in association with the Policy Research Institute of...
People look at an unexploded rocket in Mrauk U Township in Rakhine State in March 2019. (AFP)

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine State

  YANGON — A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, the army said Tuesday, the first time an...
A Myanmar delegation held repatriation talks during the weekend with Rohingya leaders in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar region.

Rohingya want recognition, citizenship, security before returning to Myanmar

  Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse to return to Myanmar unless they are recognised as an ethnic group with citizenship in their home country, leaders...