Rohingya

Bangladesh bans phones for Rohingya Muslim refugees

Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling SIM cards to Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Refugees

Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

Shamila clutches her daughter’s hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in …

Women's News

Witnesses: Many Rohingya still trying to flee Myanmar

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- The massive exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar to escape brutal persecution appears to have slowed down, but …

Refugees

Reports about plot to kill Sheikh Hasina 'baseless, misleading and motivated': Bangladesh

he office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina today denied as "completely baseless" some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill …

Extremism

Rohingya crisis: India to dispatch 900 tonnes of relief material to Bangladesh tomorrow

<b>New Delhi:</b> India will on Monday dispatch around 900 tonnes of relief material for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh which is being loaded on to Indian …

India

UN medics say Rohingya women injuries back rape claim against Myanmar army

Doctors and health workers report treating rape and gang rape survivors with fresh wounds among Rohingya refugees who fled brutal violence carried …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Malaysia disassociates itself from ASEAN statement on Myanmar's Rakhine state

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Sunday (Sep 24) said it "would like to disassociate itself" from a statement issued by the Association of Southeast Asian …

Malaysia

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh speak of 'horrors in Myanmar'

The head of the UN's refugee agency has been meeting Rohingya in Bangladeshi camps. They told Filippo Grandi about the alleged murder, rape, and violence happening in Myanmar's Rakhine state.<p>Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh speak of 'horrors in Myanmar'<p>The head of the UN's refugee agency has been …

Refugees

Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh's southern tip. Across a sliver of the shimmering waters of the Bay of Bengal is Myanmar.<p>These boats and this place can mean both hope …

Asia

‘Distress, tears, anguish and uncertainty’ among Rohingya refugees

Zaid Al-Rawni, the CEO of the Burlington-based Islamic Relief Canada, recently returned from Myanmar and Bangladesh where he saw first-hand the …

Canadian News

This is what I witnessed from the frontline of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh

The emergency situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has worsened since 25 August when violent clashes began between minority factions and Myanmar …

Refugees

Saudi Arabia against the displacement of Rohingya: Saudi foreign minister

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is against the displacement of the Rohingya people in Mayanmar, said the Kingdom’s Foreign Minster on Saturday.<br>Speaking at the …

Middle East

Opinion: Rohingya refugee crisis needs a balanced approach

The human rights abuses by Myanmar's authorities have forced tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee the country in the last five years. Given …

Why are posts by Rohingya activists getting deleted?

<b>A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar, leading many to question whether they have been targeted by a co-ordinated campaign.</b><p>Shah Hossain is a prominent activist living in Saudi Arabia. He's been running a Facebook page …

Social Media

Rohingya in Kashmir Fear for Their Families Back Home While Worrying About Deportation

Rohingya families who were living in Jammu have moved to Khimber in Kashmir, fearing violence against them.<p><b>Khimber (Jammu and Kashmir):</b> Hassan Sheikh …

Pakistan

Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

France, Britain, the United States and four other countries have asked the UN Security Council to meet next week to discuss the ongoing violence in …

UN Security Council

For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count

Abdul Hamid has the wide-open smile of a child and the eyes of an adult. By age 12, the Rohingya Muslim boy has seen more than anyone should have to …

Refugees

Vancouver Rohingya community fundraising for crisis

“It’s an open prison and you’re not allowed to do anything at all."<p>Surrey resident Yasmin Ullah counts herself as one of the lucky ones. Her family …

Fundraising

Najib praised for initiating talks with the US to end violence against the Rohingya

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia has led the way for global leaders to come together and voice their concern against the atrocities committed towards the Rohingya …

Malaysia

Myanmar’s response to Rohingya crisis ‘disproportionate’: U.S.

The top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia said America remains deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis and allegations of human rights abuses in …

United States

Bangladesh calls for “safe zones” for fleeing Rohingya Muslims

More than a thousand Rohingya children have arrived in Bangladesh on their own according to the UN’s child rights agency, UNICEF.<p>Children make up around 60 percent of the estimated 400,000 people that have fled Myanmar’s counter-insurgency operation over the past month. Many have seen family …

Rakhine State

A perilous journey for Rohingya refugees

It is a perilous journey for many Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh. CNN's Alexandra Field spoke to some of those who took the risk in order to save themselves and their young children.

World News

Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Sep 22, 2017 06:30 am | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 …

Facebook Accused Of Silencing Muslim Minority Groups As Posts About Ethnic Cleansing Disappear

There should be a ‘Dislike’ button for this. The Rohingya people, a Muslim minority in Burma, are facing brutal persecution and ethnic cleansing. …

Celebrity Gossip

Myanmar foreign ministry summons Pak envoy to censure over Rohingya

The foreign ministry of Myanmar has summoned Pakistan's Ambassador to Yangon Dr Tariq to record a protest over Pakistan's ‘critical highlighting’ of …

Asia

Freedom fighter or curse? The man behind the Rohingya insurgency

To his foes, Ata Ullah is a reckless amateur who has brought untold misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya after launching an insurgency in …

Muhammadiyah sends aid team for Rohingya

A medical team established by Indonesia's second-largest Muslim group, Muhammadiyah, departed on Friday for Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on a mission to …

Cox's Bazar

Rohingya refugees: Baby born while fleeing Myanmar

Conceived in their homeland Myanmar but born as a refugee in Bangladesh, many children were in their mothers’ womb as they made a tough journey to Bangladesh, to save their lives from alleged attacks by army and Buddhist mobs.<p>BBC’s Neha Sharma and Shalu Yadav met one of the newborns in Kutupalong …

Refugees

Big tech is under increasing pressure as London bans Uber

THE GLOBAL techlash is picking up strength. There had been signs that Uber, the ride-hailing firm, might face difficulties renewing its operating …

Uber

Nine killed as Rohingya aid truck crashes in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - A truck carrying relief supplies for Rohingya Muslim refugees skidded off a hilly road in Bangladesh and plunged into a paddy field on Thursday, killing nine people and injuring 10, police and aid workers said.<p>The accident happened in a district near the Myanmar border where …

Ethnic Cleansing