UK Parliament to debate on UN report over Rohingya crisis

Rohingya refugees walk down a hillside at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on November 27, 2017. AFP file photo Star Online Report A debate on the ‘UN report over the Rohingya crisis’ has been scheduled for Thursday, December 20 in the Main Chamber of House of Commons of UK. The debate has been nominated by the Backbench Business Committee after...

UN agencies welcome green light for Rohingya projects in northern Myanmar; urge ‘more effective access’

In this file photograph, children walk shelters at a camp for displaced persons in Rakhine state, Myanmar. Most of the displaced are women and children.UNICEF/Brown The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Monday announced that they had received the Government go-ahead to develop community projects in Myanmar’s Rakhine province, and called on authorities to...

Foreigners’ entry to Rohingya camps restricted

Foreigners’ entry to Rohingya camps restricted The authorities concerned have restricted foreigners’ entry into the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, fearing they might radicalise some Rohingya youths in the name of providing humanitarian aid. It has been alleged that a number of foreigners are visiting various Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar hiding their identities to radicalise the Rohingya youths to...

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 International Criminal Court or creates an independent criminal tribunal to investigate and prosecute mass atrocity crimes in Myanmar, Fortify Rights said today. In a statement released...

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, formed by the Association of Arab Universities (AAU), also provided medical consultations and treatment to 400 Somali patients in Somalia, the Jordan News Agency, Petra,...

People’s favourable attitude on China affected by support for Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis

People’s favourable attitude on China affected by support for Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis
Speakers at the symposium on “Bangladesh-China Relations: Prognosis for the Future” on Saturday, December 8, 2018 Dhaka Tribune The favourable attitude people had towards China has been affected by Beijing’s “backing” Myanmar while it conducted atrocities against the Rohingyas, speakers said at a symposium on Saturday. Professor Afsan Chowdhury – veteran journalist accused China of backing Myanmar in cleansing of Rohingyas...

Comments on Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh demands Myanmar apologise

Comments on Rohingya Repatriation: Bangladesh demands Myanmar apologise
Says religious affairs minister's remarks derogatory and provocative Diplomatic Correspondent Dhaka yesterday protested the "derogatory and provocative" remarks of Myanmar Religious Affairs Minister Thura Aung Ko on Rohingya refugees and asked the country to apologise. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka Lwin Oo to hand him a protest note. The foreign ministry said the remarks by the Myanmar minister...

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar next week, likely to discuss Rohingya issue

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar next week, likely to discuss Rohingya issue
Several agreements are expected to be signed during the visit, the Ministry of External Affairs said. Rohingya issue, Ram Nath Kovind, India-ASEAN commemorative Summit, Narendra Modi, Myanmar President Ram Nath Kovind (Photo: PIB) The Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar is expected to figure prominently during President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to the South-East Asian nation from 10-14 December as part of India’s...

Rohingya Repatriation: ‘Do the right thing’, Bangladesh writes to Myanmar

Rohingya Repatriation: ‘Do the right thing’, Bangladesh writes to Myanmar
Hundreds of Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they protest against their repatriation at the Unchiprang camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh November 15, 2018 Reuters This is the first communication after the repatriation attempt failed on Nov 15 Following the November 15 failed attempt to begin the Rohingya repatriation process, Bangladesh has communicated with Myanmar to reiterate the concerns of the refugees on...

As fallout from Rohingya crisis, CXB may get separate dev. plan

As fallout from Rohingya crisis, CXB may get separate dev. plan
The speakers at a dialogue titled 'Aid Transparency and Solidarity Approach in Rohingya Response' organised by ‘Today COAST Trust’ at CIRDAP auditorium on Saturday, Dec 01, 2018. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Dec 1 (UNB) - Expressing concern over the pressure placed on limited resources by the added presence of a large number of Rohingya refugees, speakers at a discussion programme on...

BJP Claims Many Rohingya Names in Hyderabad Voters List, Demands Probe

PTIUpdated:November 28, 2018, 6:05 PM IST facebookTwittergoogleskype BJP Claims Many Rohingya Names in Hyderabad Voters List, Demands Probe File image of BJP flag. (Image: AFP)
New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday alleged that names of Rohingya Muslims have been illegally included in the voters list of 15 assembly seats in Hyderabad in Telangana, as part of a "joint conspiracy" of the ruling TRS along with AIMIM and Congress, and demanded a probe by the Election Commission. A BJP delegation comprising Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,...

Bangladesh to handle Rohingya resettlement after polls

Bangladesh to handle Rohingya resettlement after polls
Poor people in coastal areas welcome development as blessings for them Two big initiatives to resolve the Rohingya crisis -- repatriation since mid-November and resettlement since early October -- have been stalled for an indefinite period due to the persecuted refugees’ reluctance on the grounds of security and rights. Both issues are likely to be dealt with by the new government...

Latest News

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...