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Why the term ‘genocide’ avoided for Rohingyas

Why the term ‘genocide’ avoided for Rohingyas

Rohingya refugees carrying their belongings after fleeing Myanmar, as they walk on the Bangladesh side of the Naf River, Bangladesh October 2, 2017 Photo...
The U.N. Security Council has the chance to make Myanmar's government accountable for the refugee crisis.

A Door Opened to Resolve the Rohingya Crisis?

The United Nations Security Council has just made its first visit to Myanmar since a campaign of ethnic cleansing carried out by the Myanmar...
The move was not successful however and was viewed with utter suspicion by Bangladeshi and global media alike

Proactive Diplomacy and Rohingya Issue

In a sudden move only one Rohingya family was taken back by Myanmar on Saturday 07 April 2018, from no man’s land between Bangladesh...
Saving Rohingya's children, or how to outlive a conflict

Saving Rohingya’s children, or how to outlive a conflict

We as a people must look to protect our very existence, and ensure we survive to the next generation For decades now, I have watched...
How it went wrong for Suu Kyi

How it went wrong for Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s estrangement from the West is deepening, so too its determination to tell the story — even when the facts don’t add up. Last year,...
Thailand

Thailand can ignore the Rohingya crisis no longer

It’s time for Thailand to take up a leading role in helping ease the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Failure to do so...
Mystery shrouds Muslim lawyer's assassination in Myanmar

Mystery shrouds Muslim lawyer’s assassination in Myanmar

Nobel laureate State Counselor Suu Kyi stays silent on Ko Ni's first death anniversary It has been a year since prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni...
Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

Explaining the Gradual Rise of the World’s Most Severe Contemporary Genocide

  Reporters describe babies being ripped out of mothers’ arms and burned alive, men and young boys being executed in front of their families, and...
Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

DYER: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya

  Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. Nobel Peace Prize winners sometimes go on to undistinguished later careers, and...
In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, relocated Rohingya refugees arrive at the Balukhali refugee camp outside Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. (Manish Swarup/AP)

Three steps Myanmar should take to turn the Rohingya disaster around

Bill Richardson is a former governor of New Mexico and a former United States ambassador to the United Nations. He is the founder of...
The area to the north of Balukhali in November 2016. Planet Labs image, collected 25th November 2016.

The risk of landslides in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

One of the great tragedies of the last two years has been the dreadful, systematic ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Myanmar /...
What is important is the fact that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of five North-Eastern States

Facing the Rohingya challenge

India is spot on in its approach of tightening borders controls to handle the influx of Rohingya Muslims. However, unless New Delhi takes the...

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