Daily Archives: July 19, 2018

Supreme Court seeks government’s stance on deporting Rohingya Muslim refugees

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar. The matter came up before a...

UN urges greater global assistance to Rohingya refugees

  UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater international assistance not only to the Rohingya refugees but also for their host communities in South and Southeast Asia, particularly neighboring Bangladesh. In a...

Rohingya about to become the wretched of the earth: UN migration chief

The United Nations’ migration chief says the world “must rally” in support of the almost one million Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled state-sponsored violence in Myanmar and taken refuge in Bangladesh. William Lacy Swing,...

Rohingya face triple threat: UN migration agency

By SM Najmus Sakib DHAKA, Bangladesh The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are facing a triple threat of extreme weather, funding shortfalls and uncertainty about their future. Head of the UN Migration...

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched And Blamed

Myanmar's killing campaigns are now impossible to hide, and no clumsy government attempts at cover-up will conceal the facts, writes Ramzy Baroud. "In my four years as high commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims....

A Sumatran fishing town’s message for Rohingya refugees: Welcome

WHY WE WROTE THIS The Rohingya’s plight has generated few lasting solutions. In a world where sanctuary for refugees is growing scarcer, it’s notable when host communities continue to welcome them in. BIREUEN, INDONESIA The plan was...

Rohingya crisis: Parliament Secretariat amends statement on speaker’s speech at ICC symposium

  The Parliament Secretariat has changed its statement on Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury’s speech at a symposium organised by the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands. In the first statement citing Chaudhury’s speech, the secretariat said...

Living on the edge, the Rohingya cling to muddy ground

Twenty-year-old Nurullah was perched on the edge of a cliff, piling up sandbags to save his shack, when the rains came. He's a survivor. He has already fled Myanmar's murderous military, which expelled close to...

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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...