Daily Archives: October 23, 2018

Australia sanctions five officers in Myanmar military over atrocities against Rohingya

Australia announced it would freeze the assets of officers including a lieutenant general who commanded a special operations group Around 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes in Rakhine state, in southwest Myanmar, since...

Indian FS holds talks with Suu Kyi over Rohingya issue

New Delhi: Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale on Sunday discussed the Rohingya issue with State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi. Matters relating to the infrastructural development in Rakhine state to facilitate the...

Wells: US to continue call on Myanmar for safe return of Rohingyas

File photo of Rohingya children at a Rohingya camp Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune According to Wells, during her meeting with Bangladesh officials, she insisted on an election that can be transparent, free and contested US...

Bangladesh faces Catch-22 over Rohingyas

Few believe a safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar will happen any time soon, prompting calls for their resettlement in Bangladesh. (Photo by Mitsuru Obe) Repatriation puts refugees at risk; letting them stay brings backlash...

Rohingya refugees to be repatriated next year, says Saifuddin

Efforts to help the community return to their homeland were initiated by the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Special Taskforce. (Bernama pic) KUANTAN: The repatriation of the Rohingya community to Rakhine, Myanmar, is likely to be implemented...

Stowe School sends pupils to see Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to ‘open their...

The elite Stowe School has taken a group of sixth-form students to visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on a trip it hopes will make them more aware of their privilege. “We wanted to...

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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...