Daily Archives: November 4, 2018

Myanmar By-Election Rare Local Test For Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi's her tenure has been marred by a failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims driven out of the country by the army and stumbling peace talks with insurgent groups in...

In transit, but not lost: Rohingya diaspora throws refugees a lifeline

Ambia Perveen was only five years old when she left Myanmar. She belongs to a family of Rohingyas, Muslim natives of Buddhist-majority Myanmar. The 38-year-old tells The Telegraph over email, “I was labelled a...

First batch of Rohingya repatriation ‘to be a test case’

450 Hindus willing to go back; UNHCR 'duly consulted' over repatriation move Rohingya people seek shelter in Bangladesh. File photo: UNB Dhaka, Nov 3 (UNB) – The first batch of Rohingya repatriation will be a test...

Rohingya girl killed in Teknaf

A teenage Rohingya girl, who was adopted by a Bangladeshi family, was killed at her house in Teknaf upazila on Friday night. Asma Akhter, 16, and her father Sharif Uddin were residents of Balukhali Rohingya...

Straits Times’ Rohingya feature wins award: A sombre victory for a story worth telling

The ST team spent nine days in Bangladesh to curate a first-hand account of the daily existence of the Rohingya refugees in camps there. Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong mega camp in Bangladesh's...

Foreign Ministry calls in UNHCR chief in Bangladesh over Rohingya comment

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called in the UNHCR chief in Bangladesh to discuss the upcoming Rohingya repatriation after the UN’s comment in New York. “It’s not a summons. We thought there...

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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...
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...
More than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims crossed from Rakhine state, in mostly Buddhist Myanmar, into Bangladesh from August last year

‘Can’t eat, can’t sleep’: Rohingya on Myanmar repatriation list

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 9 (Reuters) - For Nurul Amin, a Rohingya Muslim living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, the days since learning...
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Bangladesh silent on Canadian offer to take Rohingya refugees including rape victims

Bangladesh did not accept an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees, including women who were raped, Canadian officials said, as the South...

Fear and mistrust surround latest plan to return Rohingya

Rohingya refugees collect water at Kutupalong refugee camp in BangladeshChandan Khanna/AFP Rights groups say a plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar from Bangladesh as early...