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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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...