PM calls international community to put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

PM calls international community to put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the UNHCR and others in the international community to pursue Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.   She was speaking to visiting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi at her parliament office on Sunday. The prime minister said the 'only and ultimate' solution to the prolonged refugee problem is to ensure a...

Rohingya Muslims facing humanitarian crisis: Press TV

Trucks carrying Iranian humanitarian aid intended for displaced Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are seen in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on September 15, 2017. (Photo by IRNA)
The Press TV correspondent visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding there amid a lack of relief supplies and medical services. “There is a humanitarian disaster here in a real sense,” our correspondents said Friday. “There is not enough food and water available, and the sanitary conditions are very low.” Medicine and shelter were also running...

Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister visits Myanmar

Parliamentary Vice Foreign Minister visits Myanmar
A senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official has visited Myanmar to see how the country is preparing for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Iwao Horii on Saturday visited a site in the western state of Rakhine where construction is underway for a facility to accept refugees returning from neighboring Bangladesh. He was briefed on a plan to...

Persecuted Muslims: Atrocities in Myanmar, abuses in China

Rohingya Refugees Mark One Year Since The Crisis Rohingya women and children wait in line for food in Bangladesh on Aug. 26, 2018. A year ago, Myanmar's military crackdown on the ethnic Muslim minority forced more than 700,000 to flee to Bangladesh from violence and torture, according to the U.N. Human Rights Council. (Paula Bronstein/Getty) Editorial Board Editorials reflect the opinion of...

Philippine leader tells Suu Kyi to ignore rights criticism

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for the media ahead of their meeting in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan.24, 2018. (AP Photo)
  NEW DELHI -- Philippine president said he pities Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for being the focus of international criticism over her country's handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis. President Rodrigo Duterte said he told Suu Kyi to ignore human right activists, describing them as a "noisy bunch." Suu Kyi and Duterte met in New Delhi this week at a...

Rohingya refugees dread Centre’s deportation order

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ALIGARH: Mohammad Bilal, 40, barely survived a harrowing journey by sea from Myanmar in 2012, when he escaped the alleged genocide of his people in Rakhine province. For the past five years, he has been living in Aligarh, which by now has 88 Rohingya families, comprising 320 people. Bilal recently got married to Yasmeen, who fled Myanmar just 9...

Prince Charles omits Myanmar from Asia tour after Rohingya violence

Rights campaigners had argued against a visit to Myanmar by Charles and his wife Camilla, who will travel to Singapore, Malaysia and India. Photograph: Szymanowicz/REX/Shutterstock
Myanmar visit was considered for prince’s trip on behalf of British government but it has now been left put of official program Prince Charles will tour south-east Asia and India later this month but the heir to the British throne will not visit Myanmar, after a spate of violence and allegations that authorities are carrying out ethnic cleansing. Media reports last...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says international attention fuelling divisions in north

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives at Sittwe airport, Rakhine state, Myanmar, as he visits in his capacity as the Myanmar government-appointed Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
Suu Kyi appealed for understanding of her nation's ethnic complexities, and said the world should not forget the military operation was launched in response to attacks on security forces that the government has blamed on Muslim insurgents. "I would appreciate it so much if the international community would help us to maintain peace and stability, and to make progress in...

UK parliament event discusses Rohingya atrocities

UK parliament event discusses Rohingya atrocities
  Panel organized by Union of European Turkish Democrats hosted Lord Ahmed, AK Party lawmaker, Burma Campaign UK director   Oppression and intervention by Myanmar’s military against Rohingya Muslims has intensified because the international community remains silent, a panel at the British parliament heard Tuesday. Speaking at a meeting organized by the Union of the European Turkish Democrats (UETD), Mark Farmaner, director of...

Bangladesh blocks Myanmar’s Muslim refugees from SIM cards

Bangladesh blocks Myanmar's Muslim refugees from SIM cards
The government, citing security reasons, says carriers are not allowed to sell phone plans to the refugees until they get identity cards.   As Myanmar's Muslim minority escape a humanitarian crisis to Bangladesh, they're finding new problems in their new home. The Bangladeshi government, citing security concerns, has banned its carriers from selling SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, reports AFP. Anyone flouting...

People’s tribunal finds Myanmar guilty of Rohingya genocide

From left: Judges Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, Shadi Sadr, Boehringer, Feierstein, Helen Jarvis, Nello Rossi and Zulaiha Ismal at the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal at Universiti Malaya on Friday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Myanmar government is guilty of genocide against the Rohingya people and other Muslim minorities, according to the international Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. The seven-man panel tribunal announced its verdict after considering documentary and expert evidence as well as the testimony of some 200 victims of the atrocities committed against the Rohingya, Kachin and other minority groups in Myanmar. Head...

Hostile Terrain Slows Delivery of Lifesaving Aid to Rohingya Refugees

A Rohingya refugee arrives at Balukhali carrying all of his possessions. Once surveyed, he will be given materials to build a shelter and will hike to a less congested part of the site. Photo: Olivia Headon / UN Migration Agency (IOM) 2017
  Cox’s Bazar – Since 25 August, an estimated 613,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, fleeing violence in Myanmar. The total refugee population in the area is now over 826,000. The makeshift sites where the Rohingyas have settled are desperately overcrowded and located on inhospitable, hilly terrain with insufficient drainage and little or no road access. The few...

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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

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OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

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

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

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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,...