Daily Archives: March 27, 2018

Philippines criticized over UN resolution on Myanmar

Philippines criticized over UN resolution on Myanmar

  MANILA: Critics of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday condemned the Philippines’ vote to reject a UN resolution on the human rights situation in Myanmar. The Philippines last week joined Burundi, China, Cuba and Venezuela in...
Human Trafficking Fears Grow in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh

Human Trafficking Fears Grow in Rohingya Camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA – In the overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, Sunday had dawned as usual, with members of this ethnic minority community continuing to live in pitiable conditions including persistent fears of trafficking. Human trafficking...
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett talks to Rohingya refugees at a camp in Cox's Bazar last week. Photo: Collected Unb, Dhaka

Addressing Rohingyas’ statelessness is the key

Says UNHCR envoy Cate Blanchett; urges Myanmar to create decent conditions for their return The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Cate Blanchett has urged Myanmar to create decent conditions...
UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief over Rohingya comments

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized Myanmar's army chief for comments about the country's Muslim Rohingya minority UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized Myanmar's army chief for comments about the country's Muslim Rohingya minority UN Secretary-General...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...