Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive.<p>Rights groups have accused the …


U.S. hopes to pressure Myanmar to permit Rohingya repatriation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes its determination that ethnic cleansing occurred against the Rohingya will raise pressure on Myanmar’s military and civilian leadership to respond to the crisis and allow displaced people to return home, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.<p>“The …

Sexual violence against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar's military may amount to war crimes, says United Nations

Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war …


Rohingya refugees fear cyclone season in Bangladesh

A cyclone could wash away some of the world's largest refugee camps, worsening an already dire humanitarian crisis that has displaced 620,000 Rohingya Muslims over the past three months, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Canadian aid workers are warning.<p>Ms. Bibeau is in …


Myanmar Accused Of Committing State-Sponsored 'Apartheid' Against The Rohingya

A report released today from Amnesty International titled, “Caged Without A Roof”: Apartheid In Myanmar’s Rakhine State, says the Rohingya crisis is “ severe and extensive that it amounts to a widespread and systemic attack on a civilian population, which is clearly linked to their ethnic (or …


UN goodwill envoy actress Kristin Davis urges help for Rohingya refugee children

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (APP):Marking World Children’s Day, Hollywood actress Kristin Davis on Monday called for global attention and funding to …


De Lima, bishops slam PH ‘no’ vote on Rohingya

Sen. Leila de Lima and two Catholic bishops have blasted the government for voting against a UN draft resolution calling for full and free access to …


A People Without Refuge

JAMMU, India—It is a Friday morning, quiet before the afternoon prayer. A few boys linger at one of the tea shops at Jammu’s Rohingya bazaar, …

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Rohingya Christians Fear the Worst as Police Undertake Verification Drive on MHA Orders

The exercise is in violation of Supreme Court orders to the Centre that there should be no contingencies while the case is pending before it.<p>Despite …


Kids Take Over on #WorldChildrensDay

Across the globe, children are facing some of the world's biggest problems, but they don't have a voice on the world stage. That's why today, on …


China offers to mediate dialogue between Bangladesh, Myanmar

China has expressed its willingness to facilitate a dialogue between Bangladesh and Myanmar to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis. Chinese Foreign …


‘Bodh Gaya attack was to avenge Rohingya killings’

Juvenile Board holds 18-year-old guilty of planting bombs at the temple complex that is revered as a Buddhist pilgrimage site

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Dhaka Lit Fest expresses concern over Rohingyas

Text resize <b>A</b><b>A</b><p>By Zafri Mudasser Nofil<p>Dhaka, Nov 20 (PTI) The Dhaka Lit Fest has released a statement in support of the Rohingya, urging the global …

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Cardinal Bo urges Pope Francis not to use the word ‘Rohingya’ during Myanmar visit

ROME – In 2006, while he was visiting Regensburg, Germany, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI delivered an address in which he cited a 14th century dialogue …


Bangladesh says begins talks with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation deal

DHAKA: Bangladesh has launched talks with Myanmar aimed at a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and Dhaka's foreign minister will address the …


Rohingya refugee on Nauru injured in motorcycle accident

A refugee injured in a motorcycle crash on Nauru has been vomiting blood, his friend says.<p>The Refugee Action Coalition said the man was injured in an …


We can't let Priti Patel's resignation distract us from our duties towards Rohingya refugees

Last week, while 22,000 people were tracking in slow motion every move of Priti Patel’s return flight from Kenya to resign, I joined Rohingya …

Priti Patel

Sheikh Hasina meets Chinese FM on pragmatic cooperation, discusses solution to Rohingya crisis

<b>Dhaka:</b> Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina met visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi , with both sides emphasizing their willingness to …


Chris Carter on Myanmar: 'Aung San Suu Kyi doesn’t have much manoeuvrability'

Former Labour Party minister Chris Carter left New Zealand in 2011 for a role with the UN in Afghanistan. He's now working in Myanmar and for the …


'It would be good if I too died': Rape as weapon of war against Rohingya

<b>Bangladesh-Myanmar border (CNN) —</b> The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.<p>She showed us the cuts as if to say: look, I tried to fight back, I tried within an inch of my life.<p>"We saw the military digging holes (for mass graves). We were five women with our babies," …


China offers way out of Rohingya crisis

China’s new-look foreign policy in President Xi Jinping’s second term is about being self-assured and proactive. Nowhere was that more evident than …

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Burma’s cardinal defends Suu Kyi against ‘very unfair’ criticism over Rohingya crisis

VATICAN CITY—Burma’s Catholic cardinal on Friday defended Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against “unfair” criticism over the military crackdown on …


Rohingya camps becoming target for traffickers, young girls being enticed with promises of job, marriage: aid agencies

<b>Cox's Bazar:</b> Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh, but was forced into prostitution instead, falling …


Backpack bravery: Perth veteran helps Rohingya refugees

"I just think 'if not now than when, if not me then who?"

Rakhine State

Over 100 Rohingya refugees killed in two months while fleeing Myanmar, says UNHCR report

<b>United Nations:</b> More than 100 Rohingya refugees have drowned in shipwrecks and boat capsizes as they fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, according to a …


Report: Myanmar military raping Rohingya women

A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar's military of carrying out a vicious campaign of rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls.


How Do You Help Refugees Who Are Too Traumatized To Talk?

If you walked into Cynthia Scott's waiting room at a clinic in the Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh, you would be surrounded by people lying on benches looking pained and malnourished.<p>They're part of the flood of 600,000 Rohingya refugees who've fled violence in Myanmar and sought refuge in …

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Bullets and burns: Portraits of injured Rohingya refugees

Filed under: News, World News, Crisis<p>COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The two Rohingya Muslim brothers, six-year-old Mohamed Heron and four-year-old Akhter, held each other as they showed burns on their arms and torsos that their uncle says resulted from Myanmar's armed forces firing …


UN committee backs Burma Rohingya muslims resolution

A key UN committee has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on Burma's authorities to end military operations against Rohingya Muslims, …

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Calls made for international summit on Rohingya genocide

YORKSHIRE and Humber MEP Amjad Bashir has made an impassioned plea to the European Parliament to lead the way in halting Myanmar’s violent …

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