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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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...