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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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...