Daily Archives: February 12, 2018

The WFP said it reached 882,000 refugees during its latest round of food distributions in Bangladesh in January [Ashish Malhotra/Al Jazeera]

Rohingya refugees sell aid to fund basic diet

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Just after midday on a Saturday afternoon Hakim Ali stands calmly by a police checkpoint on the fringes of Bangladesh's main Rohingya refugee settlement area. He tells a policeman on duty...
Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson (centre) arrives at the airport in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, accompanied by local officials and police yesterday.

Johnson urges ‘independent’ probe of Rohingya crisis

  Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar yesterday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure...
Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand

Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha during their meeting at the Government House, in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Narong Sangnak/Pool Photo via AP) (Associated...

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Myanmar steps towards debt trap

By Taylor McDonald 2018-07-16 Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the debts...

Lucky to have full family, many don’t

HUMAYUN KABIR BHUIYAN, back from Teknaf It was a hot and humid day with occasional drizzling. On July 1, the President of the International Committee...

The future of the stateless

Maizura Ismail 16 July 2018 The global community stood transfixed as the story of the Moo Pa football team and their coach who found themselves trapped...

In apparent test of Myanmar democracy, jailed Reuters journalists to testify in court

YANGON – Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case...

Rakhine not ready to take back Rohingyas: IOM DG

International Organisation for Migration director general William Lacy Swing on Sunday said that the Myanmar authorities were not ready for taking back forcibly displaced...