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Rohingya crisis


Bangladesh moves second group of Rohingya refugees to remote island

December 29, 2020 2:36 pm

The United Nations says it has not been involved in the relocation but urged the government to ensure no refugee is forced to move to Bhasan Char island, which only emerged from the sea 20 years ago.

‘Kill all you see’: In a first, Myanmar soldiers tell of Rohingya slaughter

September 09, 2020 9:17 pm

The two soldiers’ video testimony, recorded by a rebel militia, is the first time that members of the Tatmadaw, as Myanmar’s military is known, have openly confessed to taking part in what U.N. officials say was a genocidal campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.

As Dhaka holds talks with Beijing, Foreign Secy meets Hasina

August 19, 2020 7:33 am

Sources described their meeting as “excellent”. Receiving her first overseas guest since the Covid-19 pandemic began, Hasina is said to have “greatly appreciated PM Narendra Modi’s gesture in sending someone to touch base and convey how the two sides could take their relationship forward”.

Treatment of Rohingya refugees by Modi government display a discriminatory attitude towards Muslims

February 21, 2020 9:41 am

Sending Rohingya back would mean violating the right to life, constitutional morality.

Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: Telco operator

February 04, 2020 3:44 pm

Lawmakers in the affected areas said the internet blackout had negatively impacted businesses and could prevent aid from reaching villages caught up in the fighting.

Explained: How Rohingya issue reached ICJ, what its ruling means for Myanmar

January 24, 2020 7:47 am

In November last year, the Republic of the Gambia moved the ICJ against Myanmar over alleged violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Explained: Why Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is in The Hague, defending Myanmar

December 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Rohingya crisis: Gambia, which is predominantly Muslim, went to the ICJ in November 2019, accusing Myanmar of genocide, which is the most serious of all international crimes. Gambia is backed by the 57-member Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Rohingya refugee crisis worsening: Sheikh Hasina at UN

September 28, 2019 12:28 pm

In Bangladesh's annual address to the U.N. General Assembly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appealed to the international community to "understand the untenability of the situation" surrounding the refugees from Myanmar, who are fleeing persecution by the military there.

No Rohingya turn up for repatriation to Myanmar

August 22, 2019 5:08 pm

Officials said the situation the camps was calm on Wednesday and Thursday and no chaos was reported like in November last year when thousands protested what they feared might be forced repatriation.

UN report slams own handling of Myanmar Rohingya crisis

June 18, 2019 6:45 am

The UN report has made serious observations, stating that “even at the highest level of the organisation there was no common strategy”.