Daily Archives: December 17, 2018

Ensure U.N. Security Council Refers Myanmar to the ICC

23 Rohingya groups worldwide call on the U.S. government to push for international accountability for genocide (YANGON/BANGKOK, December 17, 2018) —The United States government should ensure the United Nations Security Council refers Myanmar to the...

EU’s threat to scrap trade preferences spurs Myanmar’s reforms

The European Union is threatening to end Myanmar's trade preferences over the Rohingya issue, which would deal a major blow to the economy. (Photo by Yuichi Nitta) YANGON -- Economic reform is getting a second...

Fleeing Rohingya returned to Myanmar in ‘acute need of support’: UN

Rohingya Muslims who paid hundreds of dollars to flee camps in Myanmar by boat are destitute since they were stopped at sea and returned, according to the UN's refugee agency. Images of hungry and thirsty...

Asean must pressure Myanmar and Suu Kyi on Rohingya issue, says Dr M

BANGKOK: Asean must take tough measures to put pressure on Myanmar and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to end atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said...

Jordanian doctors provide medical treatment to Somalis, Rohingya

Rohingya patients seen at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hopsital (Photo courtesy of the Thomson Reuters Foundation) AMMAN — Jordanian and Egyptian doctors have recently performed a total of 75 surgeries on Somali patients. The Jordanian-Egyptian medical team,...

Forum on Palestine, Kashmir, Rohingya to protect the oppressed

Leader of Pakistan Senate delegation to Global Palestine Solidarity Conference in Istanbul and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed announced on Sunday, the formation of a Pakistan Parliamentary Forum on Palestine,...

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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...