Daily Archives: February 7, 2018

Switzerland says it supports Kofi Annan report for Rohingya

Switzerland says it supports Kofi Annan report for Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Switzerland's President Alain Berset said Tuesday his country supports the full implementation of the recommendations made by an advisory commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on resolving the...
ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian foreign ministers renewed calls Tuesday for a durable solution of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve disputes in the South China Sea. Ministers...
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone arrives at a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Myanmar Is Widening Its Crackdown on Reporters Covering the Rohingya Crisis

Two Reuters reporters covering military operations against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority were returned to jail Tuesday after another court appearance in a controversial “official secrets” trial. Their fourth hearing comes a day after state...
How the Suu Kyi-Richardson Clash Unfolded

How the Suu Kyi-Richardson Clash Unfolded

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (center) and Bill Richardson (second from right) meet at her Yangon residence in October 2012. / The Richardson Center   YANGON — When State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and...
A Rohingya youth sleeps on the street in Burma. Photo Source: Queen Mary, University of London.

Myanmar: Rohingya Issue Continues To Take Center Stage – Analysis

  The Rohingya issue continues to take the centre stage thus distracting the administration to look into other pressing issues like the cease-fire process, economy, etc. First, the international agencies and the press in particular continue...

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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...