Monthly Archives: November 2018

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel in Inn Din village in Myanmar on September 1, 2017.

Rohingyas are genocide victims: Says human rights law group that helped US probe

A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude...
PTIUpdated:November 28, 2018, 6:05 PM IST facebookTwittergoogleskype BJP Claims Many Rohingya Names in Hyderabad Voters List, Demands Probe File image of BJP flag. (Image: AFP)

BJP Claims Many Rohingya Names in Hyderabad Voters List, Demands Probe

New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday alleged that names of Rohingya Muslims have been illegally included in the voters list of 15 assembly seats in Hyderabad in Telangana, as part of a "joint conspiracy"...
Bangladesh to handle Rohingya resettlement after polls

Bangladesh to handle Rohingya resettlement after polls

Poor people in coastal areas welcome development as blessings for them Two big initiatives to resolve the Rohingya crisis -- repatriation since mid-November and resettlement since early October -- have been stalled for an indefinite...
Myanmar seizes boat carrying 93 fleeing Rohingya camps for Malaysia

Myanmar seizes boat carrying 93 fleeing Rohingya camps for Malaysia

YANGON: Authorities in Myanmar have seized a boat carrying 93 people, apparently Rohingya Muslims, fleeing displacement camps in western Myanmar's Rakhine State and hoping to reach Malaysia, an official said on Tuesday (Nov 27). The...
ATROCITIES AGAINST ROHINGYAS UNSC should form int'l tribunal, says Malaysian FM

UNSC should form int’l tribunal, says Malaysian FM

Malaysia wants the UN Security Council to set up an international tribunal with a special mandate to try those accused of genocide against Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine state. During a parliamentary session on Thursday, Malaysian...
Rohingya refugees at the Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya Want to Return, but Only if Rights and Safety Are Guaranteed

Multiple displacements of the Rohingya throughout history have shown that premature returns to Myanmar will only backfire. Caitlin Wake of the Overseas Development Institute argues that we owe them a better solution this time. LAST...
Xi, the Chinese president, suggested the U.S. was bending the rules of global institutions set up after World War II

Analysis: Rising US, China rivalry deepening rifts in Asia

BANGKOK — All the usual rituals of international summits were there: the group photos, the gala dinners, the noticeably vibrant shirts leaders force themselves into. But eclipsing all of that at Asia’s two big...
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, the U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, tweeted that he is...
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 silt from Bangladesh's Meghna River" — in the Bay of...
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 came on Thursday when Bangladesh had to postpone a repatriation...
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 fleeing the camps in Bangladesh, and some have gone into...
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 indefinitely been held in the Kingdom’s detention centers. The refugees are...

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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...