Daily Archives: October 21, 2018

“We are going to die collecting firewood”

After escaping slaughter in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have no source of fuel but the wood they can collect from a rapidly disappearing forest. Barefoot and bowed by the bundles of firewood weighing on...

Rohingya Witness: ‘They Threw My Baby Into a Fire’

A new report in The New York Times details the horrific atrocities being allegedly committed upon Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, where at least 1,000 civilians and up to 5,000 may have been killed in...

What are Dhaka’s concerns in the Rohingya shift plan?

Within a year, the Kutupalong camps near the famed unbroken beaches of Cox’s Bazaar have emerged as home for 13 lakh Rohingya refugees who were displaced from Myanmar by its military. The Myanmar military...

Six dead in fire at Rohingya camp in Myanmar

Six Rohingya were killed early Friday after a blaze tore through an overcrowded camp for the persecuted minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the local fire service said. Global attention has focused on the 720,000 Rohingya...

Buddhist extremism: Meet the violent followers of a religion widely known for its pacifism

Nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu addresses a rally in Yangon. Myanmar military chiefs should face genocide charges: UNRELATED STORY: Malaysian PM condemns inaction of Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya 'suffering'RELATED STORY: Sri Lanka...

8000 Rohingyas to return to Myanmar soon, FM tells ASEM Summit

UNB, Dhaka Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has expressed hope that the first batch of eight thousand Rohingya people would be able to return to their original villages in Rakhine State of Myanmar soon. Citing the...

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo gesture as they walk free outside Insein prison after receiving a presidential pardon Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on Rohingya crisis

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have spent more than a year in jail after being accused of breaching Official Secrets Act Two Reuters journalists...
File photo of Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya repatriation: Myanmar to extend ‘secret’ MoU with UNHCR, UNDP for another year

Last year saw virtually no progress on important issues, including citizenship for Rohingyas Myanmar has agreed to extend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who...
Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Rohingya repatriation: 4th JWG meeting in Naypyidaw ends without any breakthrough

Bangladesh proposes visit from Myanmar to directly interact with Rohingyas As feared, the fourth meeting of the joint working group (JWG) of Bangladesh and Myanmar...
Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military Releases 126 Detainees in N. Rakhine

Military spokesman Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun attends the ‘four pillars’ meeting in Naypyitaw on April 30. The Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, on Friday said they...