Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps 'very poor'

Myanmar minister says conditions in Rohingya refugee camps ‘very poor’

Minister Win Myat Aye talks as State Counsellor Office Minister Kyaw Tint Swe looks on during a press conference in Yangon, April 19, 2018. YANGON (REUTERS) - A Myanmar minister expressed concerns on Thursday (April...
ASSESSING FACEBOOK'S ROLE IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ROHINGYA

ASSESSING FACEBOOK’S ROLE IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE ROHINGYA

While Facebook must improve its policies in curtailing the spread of hate speech against Muslims in Myanmar, those steps won't address the fundamental drivers of persecution and violence in the region. Rohingya refugees walk after...
German parliament condemns violence against Rohingya

German parliament condemns violence against Rohingya

Resolution calls on Myanmar authorities to stop human rights violations in restive Rakhine State German parliament on Friday condemned the violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. In a voting held in the parliament,...

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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...