Solution to Rohingya crisis still a far cry

Print Terming it a very serious issue, newly appointed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that he does not see any "easy" solution to the Rohingya crisis. "We'll have to face difficulties," he said, adding that the country has to face problems in social, economic, security system but it is hard to convince global and regional powers to initiate...

Will 2019 be better for the Rohingya?

Last year (2018) was bad for the Rohingya community in Myanmar. Despite multiple initiatives from the UN, individual countries and human rights groups, the Rohingyas remained helpless during 2018. Will 2019 be better for them? Is there a light at the start of the new year? Will the situation change for them within Myanmar? Will the immediate neighbours -...

The Plight of the Rohingya: What Options Under International Law?

The plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled to neighboring Bangladesh, has attracted widespread international attention. However, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has failed to take action, hindered by Russia’s and China’s use of their veto powers. The UNSC’s inaction has not stopped other international actors from stepping up. Recently, the International...

Foreign minister seeks effective international role in resolving Rohingya crisis

New Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, center, speaks to the reporters after paying homage to the language martyrs at the central Shaheed Minar in Sylhet on Tuesday; January 15, 2019 Focus Bangla He made the remarks on Tuesday Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen emphasized on the global community's role in resolving the protracted Rohingya crisis. He said: "It's...

Rohingya repatriation prospect bleak

Despite Bangladesh's "serious efforts" to resume the halted repatriation process, the recent deteriorating condition in Rakhine State of Myanmar has brought "much worries" among all concerned, clouding the repatriation prospect, officials indicate. More Rohingyas, not in a big number, entered Bangladesh territory in recent days amid the further deteriorating scenario in Myanmar, they said. In recent weeks, the...

Rashrtiya Bajrang Dal protests against Rohingya, Bangladeshi immigrants in Jammu

Biometric details of Rohingyas will be collected in 2 months: J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik sworn in as J-K Governor Activists of right-wing group, Rashtriya Bajrang Dal (RBD), on Sunday staged a demonstration here against illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi immigrants and gave Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik a week's ultimatum to deport them. The protesters, some of whom wielded tridents,...

UN human rights expert to visit Cox’s Bazar

UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee. AFP file photo Star Online Report UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee will arrive in Bangladesh on January 19 for a six-day visit to meet the Rohingya community. Lee will also visit Thailand, a neighbouring country of Myanmar, said a press release issued today by the UN Human...

UN High Commissioner for Refugees condemns India’s decision to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

India Press Trust of India Jan 05, 2019 14:35:12 IST Tweet United Nations: The UN refugee agency has expressed regret over India's decision to repatriate a group of Rohingya to Myanmar, saying it has sought clarification from India on the circumstances under which the asylum seekers were sent back, voicing concern over the unconducive...

Turkish doctors bring Rohingya twins back to life

Mother of twins suffering seizures undergoes cesarean section at Sahra Hospital built by Turkey in Bangladesh Rohingya twins, whose hearts stopped beating in their mother’s belly, have been brought back to life with efforts of Turkish doctors, according to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) on Sunday. AFAD said in a written statement that a 32-week pregnant woman, who had...

Malaysia tells Myanmar to assume responsibility for Rohingya

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said it is not right that neighbouring countries such as Malaysia are saddled with the responsibility to care for the Rohingya, as they are Myanmar people who have been denied citizenship. (NSTP/MUHD ZAABA ZAKERIA) By Kalbana Perimbanayagam - January 6, 2019 @ 11:19pm GOMBAK: The Myanmar government has been reminded to uphold its responsibility...

Turkey reaches out to 700,000 Rohingya Muslims

Persecuted in their homeland, hundreds of thousands of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims fled to neighboring Bangladesh. The humanitarian aid campaign Turkey launched last year, upon calls by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, caught the attention of the public's conscience. The country has so far reached out to at least 700,000 Rohingya Muslims with humanitarian aid. Charities, state-run organizations and individuals set up...

Experts favour robust diplomatic initiatives to fix Rohingya crisis

Asian Affairs Editor Duncan Bartlett, middle, speaks at a Dhaka Tribune seminar in Dhaka on Sunday, accompanied by Farhan Masud Khan, head of programs of UK-based Channel STV, left, and Dhaka Tribune Editor Zafar Sobhan Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune To achieve real results, diplomatic initiatives must be taken with great urgency and a clear strategy given Myanmar’s continued non-cooperation...

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