JWG meeting on Rohingya repatriation Tuesday

JWG meeting on Rohingya repatriation Tuesday

    Bangladesh and Myanmar are expected to sit for a meeting on Tuesday over repatriating the first batch of Rohingya refugees. According to officials, the two countries to discuss the Rohingya repatriation issues as there is...

Government building 1,500 housing units for Rohingya refugees, but only 177 are back

About 500 units have already been completed, 773 are under construction and 250 are awaiting financial coverage. The Indian government will finance 250. Repatriation, which should have started in January 2018, has raised concerns...

Australia sanctions five officers in Myanmar military over atrocities against Rohingya

Australia announced it would freeze the assets of officers including a lieutenant general who commanded a special operations group Around 700,000 Rohingya have been driven from their homes in Rakhine state, in southwest Myanmar, since...

Wells: US to continue call on Myanmar for safe return of Rohingyas

File photo of Rohingya children at a Rohingya camp Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune According to Wells, during her meeting with Bangladesh officials, she insisted on an election that can be transparent, free and contested US...

Buddhist extremism: Meet the violent followers of a religion widely known for its pacifism

Nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu addresses a rally in Yangon. Myanmar military chiefs should face genocide charges: UNRELATED STORY: Malaysian PM condemns inaction of Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya 'suffering'RELATED STORY: Sri Lanka...

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist bin Laden’ Wirathu blasts international community

Firebrand monk criticises calls to bring the country’s generals to justice at the International Criminal Court An ultra-nationalist monk – dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” – on Sunday criticised the international community for calls to...

Atrocities against Rohingya Muslims: Suu Kyi promises ‘transparency’

TOKYO: Embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed on Monday to increase transparency over her government’s handling of the Rohingya crisis while pitching for foreign investment in Myanmar ahead of a regional summit in...
Myanmar has emerged as a manufacturing hub for European brands like H&M and Adidas Workers use sewing machines to manufacture shirts at the Kaung Aunt Garment

Myanmar’s Economy in Peril as EU Weighs Trade Punishment Over Rohingya

  Manufacturing Co. factory in Yangon, Myanma. Garments account for 72% of Myanmar’s exports to the EU. Myanmar has emerged as a manufacturing hub for European brands like H&amp;M and Adidas<br /> Workers use sewing machines to...

Myanmar rights commission urges quick repatriation of Rohingyas

Rohingyas from Myanmar wait to be let through by Bangladeshi border guards after crossing the border at Palongkhali of Cox's Bazar on Monday, on October 16, 2017. File Photo: Reuters Star Online Report The Myanmar...

Closed circuit: segregation on the Myanmar train to nowhere

More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled violent clashes and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August last year. Photographer Hardy Amo makes the train journey through the scattered camps and villages where...

Suu Kyi to become first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out atrocities by her nation's military against the Rohingya...

Myanmar: UN Rohingya Report Based On Stories, ‘Not Hard Evidence’

The 440-page report says human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims are the "gravest crimes under international law." Myanmar: UN Rohingya Report Based On Stories, 'Not Hard Evidence' Myanmar says a U.N. report on human rights violations...

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Fire at Rohingya camp

Fire at Rohingya camp in Ukhia

24 April, 2019 Cox's Bazar's Kutupalong Rohingya camp was hit by a fire. This happened on (today) Wednesday afternoon. Three units of fire service are...
ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

ANP Calls for National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) to Be Scrapped

NAYPYITAW—The Arakan National Party (ANP) on Monday proposed abolishing the National Defense and Security Council(NDSC) at a meeting of the joint committee to draft...
FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar FILE PHOTO: Mohib Ullah, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, is seen in his office in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

In Rohingya camps, a political awakening faces a backlash

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - It was after Mohib Ullah scored his first political victories that the death threats began in earnest. On...
Malaysia's government has set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to probe the Wang Kelian deaths [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

Rohingya trapped inside a ‘genocide zone’

Declaring Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terror group won't impact them much Rohingya Muslims trapped in no man's land between Myanmar and Bangladesh are sitting ducks...
Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites...