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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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...