Daily Archives: April 14, 2018

António Guterres, right, Secretary-General of the United Nations, speaks during a Security Council meeting, Friday, April 13, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

Myanmar military put on UN blacklist for sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS — A new U.N. report puts Myanmar’s armed forces on a U.N. blacklist of government and rebel groups “credibly suspected” of carrying out rapes and other acts of sexual violence in conflict...
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov 13, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

Philippine President Duterte apologises to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi over Rohingya ‘genocide’ remark

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila, Philippines on Nov 13, 2017. MANILA (REUTERS)...
Myanmar official: Rohingya likely allowed to apply for citizenship

Myanmar official: Rohingya likely allowed to apply for citizenship

Myanmar is likely to allow Rohingya Muslims to apply for citizenship, subject to verification, once they return, a senior Myanmar official said on Thursday, after hundreds of thousands from the ethnic minority group fled...
Myanmar says 'seriously concerned' over war crimes prosecutor move on Rohingya jurisdiction

Myanmar says ‘seriously concerned’ over war crimes prosecutor move on Rohingya jurisdiction

    YANGON (Reuters) - The government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi expressed “serious concern” on Friday over a move by the International Criminal Court prosecutor seeking jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya Muslims...

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Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from...
Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...