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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...
The Rohingya crisis shames the global community

The Rohingya crisis shames the global community

  The international response to the Rohingya crisis has been high on emotion, but depressingly low on action. As the Myanmar military began its latest...
Bertil Lintner, former Myanmar correspondent of the now-defunct newsmagazine Far Eastern Review,

Rohingya refugee crisis: It’s not Muslims versus Buddhists, says writer Bertil Lintner

The journalist, who spent decades reporting on the excesses of the military junta in Myanmar, explains what the refugee crisis means for India and...
Stop attacks on Rohingyas

Stop attacks on Rohingyas

US House of Rep says in a resolution, slates ethnic cleansing in Rakhine; China reiterates its call for dialogue to resolve crisis The US House...

Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis

The Pope treads carefully to avoid a diplomatic incident, even while focusing world attention on the Rohingya crisis. The much-ballyhooed papal tour of Myanmar and...
Rohingya refugees carry their belongings after arriving on an improvised raft to the banks of a river in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Nov. 27. © Reuters

Sanctions will not help Rohingya

West should not punish Myanmar over refugees but engage with the authorities Advocates of sanctions are gaining ground in Washington and Brussels in response to...

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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,...