Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

President Abdul Hamid receives Swiss President Alain Berset on his first official visit PID Solidarity with Rohingyas, closer ties with Bangladesh on focus

Swiss President Alain Berset in Dhaka

    A red carpet was rolled out as the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset arrived in Dhaka on a four-day official visit on Sunday. This is the first official visit by any Swiss president...
Mystery shrouds Muslim lawyer's assassination in Myanmar

Mystery shrouds Muslim lawyer’s assassination in Myanmar

Nobel laureate State Counselor Suu Kyi stays silent on Ko Ni's first death anniversary It has been a year since prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni was assassinated, however, Aung San Suu Kyi is yet to...
A Myanmar soldier walking near the 'no man's land' area on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, as seen from Bangladesh's Bandarban district

Bangladeshi loses legs as mine explodes on Myanmar border

A Myanmar soldier walking near the 'no man's land' area on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, as seen from Bangladesh's Bandarban district A Bangladeshi farmer lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine reportedly planted by...
Rohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river in Teknaf on September 12, 2017. (AFP File)

China using Rohingya crisis to influence Myanmar: Japan envoy

China has begun to see how it can leverage the Rohingya issue to its advantage, as have Islamist groups in Bangladesh, said Yohei Sasakawa. India and Japan must maintain their diplomatic and financial support for...

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Rohingya need an ‘autonomous region’, not repatriation

Rohingya need an 'autonomous region', not repatriation UK-based activists, who hail from opposite sides of Myanmar conflict, on why Rohingya repatriation plan is not solution. by...

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees

Myanmar to resettle 6,000 stranded Rohingya refugees FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2017 file photo, a Rohingya woman living in no man’s land washes a...
Japanese midwife on sexual abuse of Rohingya women

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

DHAKA (Reuters) - Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet on Tuesday to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims...
Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

Bangladesh gives names to begin Rohingya repatriation

Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on...
First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

First came the massacre. Then came the coverup

On Sept. 2, Buddhist villagers and Burmese troops killed 10 Rohingya men in the nation’s restive Rakhine state. (Reuters) By Editorial Board February 15 IN THE...