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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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...