Daily Archives: November 1, 2018

UN call for safe return of Rohingya impractical: Pundit

Jahangir Mohammed, director of the Center for Muslim Affairs, told Press TV on Wednesday that the United Nations’ expectation from the Myanmar government to pave the way for the safe return of Rohingya Muslims...

UN criticises Rohingya deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh

Rohingya refugee children at a camp in Cox’’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Rehman Asad/Barcroft Images UN officials have condemned a deal struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya refugees, with the UN...

UN: Myanmar Is Not Safe for Rohingyas to Return

The United Nations refugee agency has condemned an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar about minority Rohingyas. Under the agreement, Bangladesh would return thousands of Rohingya Muslims to Rakhine state in Myanmar. The ethnic group began...

Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards

DHAKA/YANGON: Myanmar officials visited camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh on Wednesday (Oct 31) in an effort to kickstart a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year. More...

2,000 Rohingyas from Bangladesh to arrive in November: MyanmarWorld

Bangladesh and Myanmar officials announced on Tuesday that some of the 720,000 Muslim Rohingya who fled a deadly military clampdown in the Buddhist-majority country last year would start returning next month. Rohingya Refugees Bangladesh Myanmar...

The Straits Times’ Rohingya feature wins best news feature at global EPPY Awards

SINGAPORE - The three journalists had walked through the Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, more than nine hours each day, for nearly three days, when it struck them that something was not...

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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...