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...

Rohingya crisis: India to provide relief assistance to Bangladesh

Myanmar Navy personnel escort Rohingya Muslims back to their camp in Sittwe, Rakhine (AFP file photo) DHAKA: Closing the year with the fourth tranche of relief assistance to the Bangladesh government to deal with the Rohingya refugee crisis, India will send winter relief materials to Cox’s Bazar on December 24. For the first time though, the Indian assistance will be distributed...

Bipartisan senators call for U.S. ‘genocide’ label of Myanmar killings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to designate the Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya Muslim minority a genocide. FILE PHOTO - Rohingya refugee children walk along the road at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s...

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...

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Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...
India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar's Rakhine

India hands over 250 houses for Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Activists say that development projects in Rakhine will have little impact unless human rights issues are addressed India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it...
FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya woman and her baby are seen detained in a police station after a fishing boat carrying more than sixty Rohingya refugees was found beached at Rawi island in the province of Satun, June 12, 2019. (Reuters)

Dozens of Malaysia-bound Rohingyas detained in Myanmar

YANGON: Police in strife-ridden Rakhine State in western Myanmar have detained dozens of Rohingya Muslims who were seeking to get to Malaysia by boat,...