Democracy in Crisis: Larry Diamond

Democracy in Crisis: Larry Diamond
Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency By Larry Diamond China today holds as many as a million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in “political education” camps. Across China, Xi Jinping is pioneering a technological despotism of ubiquitous cameras, facial-recognition software...

They have nothing against Chinese projects in Rakhine: AA

They have nothing against Chinese projects in Rakhine: AA
The Arakan Army (AA) has no reason against Chinese projects in Rakhine State, said its chief Tun Myat Naing during a press conference held at Panghsang in Shan State held on April 17. “We are trying to get along with the powerful countries as much...

Rakhine, the parlous state

Residents hold bullet shells in a village in Rathedaung township, Rakhine State, after fighting between the Tatmadaw and Arakan Army in late January. (AFP)
Escalating fighting, bitter and growing ethnic tensions and mysterious killings are blighting Rakhine State, and the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon. By MRATT KYAW THU | FRONTIER THE FIGHTING between the Arakan Army and the government was a smouldering issue at a meeting...

Rohingyas are genocide victims: Says human rights law group that helped US probe

Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel in Inn Din village in Myanmar on September 1, 2017.
A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingyas in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed - even though the US government...

Press release: UK and France host High-Level Event on the Rohingya Crisis

Press release UK and France host High-Level Event on the Rohingya Crisis
Statement from UK and France following a meeting on Burma in the margins of UNGA. Published 24 September 2018 From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP placeholder The Foreign Secretary co-hosted a meeting with the French foreign minister in New York today to discuss...

A day at a Rohingya camp office

A day at a Rohingya camp office
Illustration: Aabir Khalid Naimul Karim In terms of picturesque views, there are few areas in the camps which can produce a better sight than the one seen from the top of Camp No 3. It's a place that provides a bird's-eye view of the entire site. You...

True stories of Trafficked Rohingya Refugees used by IOM to Raise Awareness, Counter Risks in Bangladesh

True stories of Trafficked Rohingya Refugees used by IOM to Raise Awareness, Counter Risks in Bangladesh
Humanitarian Emergencies, Refugee and Asylum Issues, Rohingya Crisis Cox's Bazar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a series of new comic books, which tell the true-life stories of Rohingya refugees who have fallen victim to human trafficking, to raise awareness among those vulnerable...

45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers: Full text of Dhaka declaration

45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers: Full text of Dhaka declaration
45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers The Dhaka Declaration 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (Session of Islamic Values for Sustainable Peace, Solidarity and Development) Dhaka, People’s Republic of Bangladesh 5-6 May, 2018 (20-21 Sha’aban1439 AH) 1. We, the Foreign Ministers and Heads...

The Burmese Muslims of central Myanmar: No beards, no kurtas

Men pray at Taung Balu Mosque in Mandalay (Teza Hlaing | Frontier)
In the first in a two-part series, Frontier’s senior correspondent Mratt Kyaw Thu journeys across central Myanmar to study the history and legacy of the country’s long and complex relationship with Islam – and meet the many Muslims who are eschewing conservative strains of...

ARSA: Myanmar has no intention of resolving the crisis

ARSA: Myanmar has no intention of resolving the crisis
'The Rohingya repatriation plan offered by the Burmese terrorist government is not any where near to the solution but it creates more annihilation to the Rohingyas.' The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) has blamed the Myanmar government saying that it is not interested in genuine...

Aid group says at least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar in first month of ‘ethnic cleansing’

The remains of burnt villages near Maungdaw in Northern Rakhine State are seen on Oct. 10, 2017. Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar's Rakhine state and other communities in the violence-racked region are so terrified of each other that life has basically ground to a halt, the Red Cross said on Dec. 13, 2017. (Marion Thibaut / AFP/Getty Images)
The international aid group Doctors Without Borders has released the first survey-based estimate of how many Rohingya were killed during the first and bloodiest month of a military crackdown that began Aug. 25 in Myanmar's Rakhine State. The organization said that by its "most conservative...

Burma: Rohingya Return Deal Bad for Refugees

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