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Daily Archives: July 16, 2018

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 of Sri Lanka’s Hambantota development, according to a lobby group. But...

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 of the Red Cross (ICRC) was visiting a Rohingya settlement...

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 a Chiang Rai cave complex in Northern Thailand unfolded....

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 that is seen as a test of press freedom in...

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 Rohingyas to Northern Rakhine. Steps taken in Northern Rakhine ‘is not...

Myanmar in dialogue, not in action on Rohingya issues: PM

  Prime minister Sheikh Haisna on Sunday said her government is in dialogue with Myanmar over the Rohingya issues, but the Myanmar government still remains in a complete inactivity mode. ‘We are having dialogues with Myanmar...

Int’l community urged to step up pressure on Myanmar to repatriate Rohingyas

July 16, 2018 Bangladesh has urged the international community to continue and "step up pressure on Myanmar" authorities so that the Rohingyas can return to their ancestral homes in Myanmar in safety, dignity and sustainable livelihood. "Bangladesh as...

India to Aid Rohingya Repatriation, Boost Ties With Bangladesh

Singh said India will “step up” assistance to the 750,000 Rohingya refugees who had fled the violence in Myanmar, officials told The Hindu. India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh pledged to provide relief supplies to Rohingya...

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Rohingya refugee children shout slogans during a protest against repatriation efforts, Unchiprang refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Nov. 15, 2018.

Rohingya Shot in Camp in Myanmar

    Reports of shootings, allegedly by Myanmar police, at a camp for Rohingya refugees in Rakhine state have sparked concern by United Nations officials. Knut Ostby,...
Bangladesh has made some improvements to the islet, including housing for about 100,000 refugees. A look at the development of Bhasan Char, formed by silt deposits from the Meghna River, over the past 20 years.

Bhasan Char: Bangladesh Builds New Rohingya Camp

The Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island — "formed only in the last 20 years by...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh

Rohingya Repatriation: Asean to send taskforce to Myanmar

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has decided to send a regional taskforce to Myanmar to assist the Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. The decision...
Repatriations are set to begin on Thursday, but most, if not all, have said they do not want to go back

Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar

  Rohingya Muslims say their evening prayers in a half completed structure at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.Photograph: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rohingya refugees are...
King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) meeting receiving Bangladesh s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (L) at the royal palace in the capital Riyadh on October 17, 2018. (Photo via AFP)

Saudi Arabia to deport scores of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh: Report

Saudi Arabia is set to send scores of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Bangladesh, years after they fled persecution in their home country; but have...