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Suu Kyi stands devoid of legitimacy

Suu Kyi stands devoid of legitimacy

Nobel laureate’s plan to deliver aid and help resettle Rohingya sounds hollow in the absence of affirmative action Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s announcement...
Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

Here’s How the International Community Should Support Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities

This week, at the World Bank Annual Meetings and G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors, global leaders must address the Rohingya...
A section of the border fence between Myanmar and Bangladesh. (Steve Tickner Frontier)

No more excuses. The Rohingya need our help

  Eric P. Schwartz is president of Refugees International. He was on a fact-finding mission in Bangladesh from Sept. 15 to 19. In 1998, President Bill...
Some obligations are towards all of humanity

Imagine there’s no countries

Individuals are defined by diversity in terms of race, faith, culture, language, and even food habits. However, such physical spaces defining people are slowly...
Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

West may punish Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis

  A Rohingya refugee receives one of thousands of oral cholera vaccines from a Bangladeshi volunteers at a refugee camp in Ukhia. The UN launched...
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and Buddhist monk Wirathu (inset) are embroiled in the Rohingya Muslim violence.

Buddhists, Muslims Locked in Death Spiral?

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (left) and Buddhist monk Wirathu (inset) are embroiled in the Rohingya Muslim violence. What happens when two different...
Rohingya refugees walk to a camp at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. (Reuters photo)

A solution to the Rohingya crisis

The world's fastest-growing refugee crisis is spiraling out of control in Asia, causing human suffering of horrifying proportions. But there is a bold and...
Newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar walk as they continue their journey in to a camp for refugees in Teknaf, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 02, 2017. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

World Leaders Must Stop Rohingya Persecution

  What’s happening to the Muslim-minority Rohingyas in Myanmar is nothing close to any humanitarian crisis that has erupted by an active war. The tragedy...
The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

The Story We’re All Missing in Myanmar

WASHINGTON—As I read the stories about the Burman military’s horrific campaign against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, I can’t help but think of...
Boats full of people continue to arrive along the shores of the Naf River as Rohingya come in the safety of darkness September 30, on Shah Porir Dwip island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Over a half a million Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh since late August during the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state causing a humanitarian crisis in the region with continued challenges for aid agencies. Paula Bronstein/Getty

Why Is Facebook Censoring Rohingya Accounts of the Genocide?

Countless Rohingya refugees have tried to record the ethnic cleansing of their communities by turning to Facebook, the social network that promised to give...
Monks of the hard-line Ma Ba Tha sect hold yet another protest against even the presence of their 'enemies' the Rohingya people in Myanmar - and even the use of the word 'Rohingya' itself. (Reuters file photo)

Racism blinds monks to Rohingya plight

An abbot at a Buddhist temple in Bangladesh has a very simple reason for helping the Rohingya Muslims who fled for dear life from...
Indian Muslims hold placards and shout slogans during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims Photograph: Tsering Topgyal/AP

The Nobel peace prize is a who’s who of hawks, hypocrites and war criminals

Aung San Suu Kyi is the latest Nobel peace prize laureate to bring the award into disrepute. But people misunderstand what it stands for:...

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Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

Russia promises Bangladesh that the Rohingya issue will be seen in new light

  Rohingya refugees walk by night after crossing the border from Myanmar, on the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf river in Teknaf on September 29,...
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288 Villages, Tens of Thousands of Structures Torched

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction Complete destruction of Rohingya villages in close proximity to intact Rakhine village, Maungdaw township, recorded on 21 September...
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Many Parties Complicit in Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

  The persecution of Rohingya Muslims goes beyond religious intolerance, says Dr. Elizabeth Hurd, professor of politics at Northwestern University   I support The Real News Network...
Thousands of Rohingya refugees flee from Myanmar are kept under a tight security by Bangladeshi military after crossing the border in a rice patty field near Palang Khali, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Does Democracy’s Toehold in Myanmar Outweigh the Lives of the Rohingya?

Putting pressure on Aung San Suu Kyi could endanger her bargain with the military, but a system that allows ethnic cleansing may not be...
A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Burma a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help as they wait to receive permission from the Bangladeshi army to continue their way to the refugee camps, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh Credit: REUTERS

UN food agency withdraws Rohingya hunger report ‘at request of Burma’

  The United Nations food agency is pressing for immediate access to Burma’s troubled northern Rakhine state amid accusations that it shelved a critical report...