Daily Archives: October 25, 2018

MFA rebuts reports of special Asean task force on Rohingya

More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine state for Bangladesh since a crackdown on the minority began in August last year. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has rebutted reports that an "Asean...

UN Official Urges Justice for Myanmar’s Rohingya

FILE - Marzuki Darusman, chairman of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, attends a news conference on the publication of a final written report at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Aug....

Rohingya refugees in Malaysia fear persecution if repatriated

Rohingya refugees who spoke to Arab News anonymously fear that their lives will be at stake if the Malaysian Government decided to send them back to Myanmar KUALA LUMPUR: Rohingyas in Malaysia fear that...

China fails to stop U.N. Security Council Myanmar briefing

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China, backed by Russia, failed on Wednesday to stop a United Nations Security Council briefing by the chair of a U.N. inquiry that accused Myanmar’s military of genocide against Rohingya...

Rohingya genocide is still going on, says top UN investigator

Head of fact-finding mission says Myanmar’s leaders are denying abuse of Muslim group A Myanmar border guard police officer on duty at a makeshift Rohingya refugee camp in the ‘no-man’s land’ between Myanmar and...

Singapore Foreign Ministry spokesman: There’s no ‘special task force’ on Rohingya repatriation

Malaysia's Bernama news agency had reported that an "Asean foreign ministers special taskforce" will be going to Myanmar to discuss the quickest way to help Rohingya refugees return home.PHOTO: ST FILE SINGAPORE - Singapore's Ministry...

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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...