Daily Archives: November 8, 2018

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 as next week is dangerously premature, while the refugees have...

UN Rights Resolution Would Condemn Abuses Against Rohingyas

UNITED NATIONS — A draft U.N. resolution would strongly condemn the continuing "gross human rights violations and abuses" against Rohingya Muslims and urgently call on Myanmar's government to end discrimination and provide a path...

Rohingya Leaders Appeal to US Diplomats to Put Pressure on Myanmar For Basic Rights

Myanmar police officers stand guard at an internally displaced persons camp for Rohingya Muslims in Sittwe, western Myanmar's Rakhine state, Sept. 1, 2017. AFP Rohingya Muslim leaders appealed on Wednesday to a visiting U.S. State Department...

Bangladesh rescues 33 ‘Malaysia-bound’ Rohingya from sea

Authorities in Bangladesh worry many refugees may risk travelling to Southeast Asia by boat, a route once popular among Rohingya seeking economic opportunities outside the grim and crowded camps. (AFP pic) COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh’s coast...

Rohingya Refugees: UN expert warns of rushed plans for Rohingyas

Rohingya refugee girls walk along the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 13, 2018. Photo: Reuters/ Mohammad Ponir Hossain The United Nations' human rights investigator on Myanmar urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to drop plans...

Saudi to deport scores of Rohingya refugees ‘against their will’ to Bangladesh

Rohingya detainees say they can prove their identities to the Saudis with their old Burmese ID cards Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during her four-day visit to...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...