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Myanmar seizes boat carrying 173 Rohingya Muslims apparently trying to flee persecution
ARTICLE HISTORYPRINTSHARE YANGON – Myanmar authorities detained 173 ethnic Rohingya aboard a boat off the southern coast, authorities said on Tuesday, amid signs that more members of the Muslim minority group are making perilous sea voyages to escape persecution. The navy seized the vessel carrying the group, including 22 children, in...
Almost 200 Rohingya Caught Fleeing Bangladeshi Camps by Boat
By Agence France-Presse December 17, 2019 08:25 AM Muslim Rohingya people on a boat cross the river Naf, from Burma into Teknaf, Bangladesh, June 11, 2012. FILE - Muslim Rohingya people on a boat cross the river Naf, from Myanmar into Teknaf, Bangladesh, June 11, 2012. YANGON - Almost 200 Rohingya Muslims sailed...
China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems
Foreign minister also calls for more strategic cooperation as the two countries come under mounting international pressure In talks with leader Aung San Suu Kyi, he urges country to push forward infrastructure projects under China-Myanmar Economic Corridor Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw...
The official who wished to remain unnamed said a minister-level delegation from Canada will also be there during the hearing
File photo: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is seen in this general view taken at The Hague, Netherlands August 27, 2018 Reuters The official who wished to remain unnamed said a minister-level delegation from Canada will also be there during the hearing Bangladesh will make its presence felt through various...
Rohingya crisis: Dhaka accuses Naypyidaw of misleading int’l community with false info
File photo of Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the Myanmar-Bnagladesh border Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Myanmar should concentrate on fulfilling its obligations to take back its forcibly displaced people, says a Foreign Ministry statement Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of misleading the international community with made-up information regarding...
Atrocities against Rohingyas: Tula Toli victims ask ICC judges to allow investigation Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan
File photo: Rohingya people line up to be interviewed for the repatriation to Myanmar outside the office of the camp-in-charge in Shalbagan refugee camp, Cox's Bazar on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Crimes committed against Rohingyas in Bangladesh should also be taken into cognizance, say lawyers for...
Singapore to take up Rohingya issue at ASEAN Summit
A delegation from Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs called on the foreign minister of Singapore at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. Photo: CourtesySingapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Thursday said his country would raise the Rohingya issue at the 35th ASEAN Summit that will begin in Bangkok...
Malaysia, Asean members will work to resolve Rohingya crisis: Mahathir
Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 25 (UNB)- Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday assured Dhaka that Kuala Lumpur and other Asean member states will do whatever necessary for resolving the Rohingya crisis which is hurting Bangladesh a lot. “Malaysia and Asean counties will do whatever necessary (to solve Rohingya crisis),” he...
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)
  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) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh managed to secure additional funds at the UN General Assembly to help pay for the upkeep...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly
A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim community. Her earlier appeals have seemingly gone unheard, however. In Bangladesh's annual address to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged the...
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
ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a Cabinet minister said Thursday. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the fences were ordered by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who had earlier told authorities to open the...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).
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 to project an image of peace and reconciliation to the outside world. Yet as grim as the situation is for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where...

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