FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region, where government troops are fighting ethnic rebels. Telenor Group said the...
This photo taken recently shows a makeshift rohingya camp in cox’s Bazar Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Rohingya body wants involvement in decision-making

All Rohingyas want to return home if the situation is right in Rakhine, says the ARSPHR chief The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPHR), a group that claims to fight for the...
Bhashan Char

Rohingya relocation: What’s the future of costly Bhashan Char project?

The photo, collected from project official Atikul Islam’s Facebook page, shows houses built under a project to accommodate Rohingya refugees in Bhashan Char, Noakhali, Bangladesh Government blames international aid workers for Rohingyas’ unwillingness to move...
AFC-BFF training program at Rohingya camp

AFC-BFF training program at Rohingya camp

BFF’s executive committee member Bijon Barua, Cox’s Bazar DSA member Biplob and local coach Jahid were also present on the occasion Around 250 kids at Ukhia Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar began a two-day...
Mohib Ullah, left, a leader of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH), speaks through a megaphone during an evening gathering between ARSPH members and a group of foreign journalists in Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, April 16. Courtesy of W-TIMES

Rohingya refugees’ political group cries out for equal rights as Myanmar citizens

By Jung Da-min COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh ― The Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights (ARSPH) is a political awakening for Rohingya refugees who fled the "systematic persecution from birth to death" of the...
Four suspected Rohingya refugees held in Tripura

Four suspected Rohingya refugees held in Tripura

The Rohingyas apprehended by Assam police along Assam-Tripura border. (Image for representational purpose only) Tripura police have arrested four suspected Rohingya refugees from Kailashahar area in Unakoti district of the state. Police officials said the four...
Sheikh Hasina has lashed out at some NGOs that are opposing relocation of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char,

NGOs opposing Rohingya relocation to Bhasan Char to advance own interests: Hasina

Sheikh Hasina has lashed out at some NGOs that are opposing relocation of Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, an island in the southeastern district of Noakhali. Taking questions from journalists at a news conference at...
Saudi Arabia has continued to deport Rohingya detainees despite UN calls to give them refuge (Supplied)

Saudi Arabia accused of torturing Rohingya detainees to end hunger strike

Published date: 17 April 2019 14:00 UTC | Last update: 11 hours 47 min ago Scores of stateless Rohingya refugees detained inside a Saudi detention centre have gone on hunger strike to demand an end...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abdul Momen (L) as he arrives for meetings at the State Department in Washington, DC on Monday. AFP photo

Bangladesh has sought US support to create safe zone of Rohingyas, says Momen

Dhaka, Apr 10 (UNI) Bangladesh has sought US support to create a safe zone for Rohingyas in Rakhine district, monitored by international human rights groups, with credible international pressure on Myanmar for their safe return. Foreign...
Dhaka is struggling to cope with the influx and wants to start relocating thousands of refugees to the island,

UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char is located 21 nautical miles from Noakhali, 11 nautical miles from Jahajir Char, 4.2 nautical miles from Sandwip, 28 nautical miles from Patenga, and 13.2 nautical miles from Hatiya Reuters A document drawn...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead next month with plans to relocate 23,000 refugees to an...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However, police have moved to calm fears by clarifying that the...

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3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

3 killed in rocket attack on army tugboat in western Myanmar

YANGON, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Three soldiers have been killed with another injured in rocket attacks by an insurgent group on an anchored tugboat...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar Oct 27, 2016. REUTERS

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state

d telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, amid heightening tensions in the region,...
Last year Mahathir Mohamad castigated Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi for defending the military's crackdown on the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Mohd RASFAN) Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/mahathir-asean-rohingya-malaysia-11650358

PM Mahathir vows ahead of ASEAN meet to help Rohingya bound for Malaysia

BANGKOK: Malaysia's prime minister on Friday (Jun 21) vowed to help Rohingya Muslims seeking refuge in Malaysia, reiterating the call for Southeast Asian leaders...
More than a million Rohingyas in the squalid refugee camps at Cox’s Bazar are living a life full of misery and hardship. (AN Photo)

Life at a Rohingya camp: An Arab News report

Rohingya youth also faced with extremely limited educational and employment prospects DHAKA, Bangladesh: It was in the evening of June 18 in Dhaka that I...
Rohingya refugees rest in a police station in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, after they were prevented from going on a sea voyage to Malaysia, May 15, 2019.

US Report: Bangladesh Ignoring Sex Trafficking of Rohingya

Bangladeshi criminal groups take Rohingya women from refugee camps at night, exploit them in sex trafficking and return them during the day, the United...