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UN aid chief: No progress so Rohingya can return to Myanmar

April 30, 2019 11:47 am

The latest crisis began with attacks by an underground Rohingya insurgent group on Myanmar security personnel in August 2017 in northern Rakhine.

Climate change threatens 19 million Bangladesh childrens' lives, future: UNICEF report

April 05, 2019 8:59 am

The report says that because of the impact of climate, families across Bangladesh, a low-lying delta nation crisscrossed by more than 130 rivers, have migrated to big cities from villages after losing their livelihoods to increasing salinity in arable land, flooding, or river bank erosion.

In a first, India deports seven Rohingya immigrants to Myanmar

October 04, 2018 9:17 pm

The seven immigrants were apprehended in July 2012 for violating the Foreigners' Act and were placed in detention at the Silchar Central Jail since then.

Thai police shut down journalists' discussion about Rohingya Muslims

September 11, 2018 8:25 am

Myanmar's army, which for decades has been accused of violating the human rights of various ethnic minorities, denies having committed organized rights abuses.

Myanmar snubs Hague court’s intervention in Rohingya crisis

August 10, 2018 10:48 am

The Rohingya have long faced severe discrimination and were the target of violence in 2012 that killed hundreds and drove about 140,000 people — predominantly Rohingya — from their homes to camps for the internally displaced, where most remained until last year’s violence.

Rights group details lead-up to Myanmar attacks on Rohingya Muslims

July 19, 2018 1:28 pm

The Rohingya face official and social discrimination in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, which denies most of them citizenship and basic rights because they are looked on as immigrants from Bangladesh, even though many settled in Myanmar generations ago.

Difficult to move ahead on connectivity under BIMSTEC unless Rohingya issue resolved: Bangladesh

May 31, 2018 10:30 pm

The high commissioner was speaking to reporters at an event organised at the Indian Women Press Corps in New Delhi. He said the BIMSTEC Summit is expected to be held in November.

India sends second relief consignment for Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh

May 09, 2018 2:28 pm

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will pay a two-day visit to Myanmar from May 10 during which key bilateral and regional issues, including the situation in the Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims had fled following violence last year, are likely to be discussed.

Islamic countries call Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing'

May 07, 2018 12:35 pm

Rohingya are denied citizenship in Myanmar, where they have long faced persecution. Many in Myanmar see them as illegal migrants from Bangladesh, and deride them as "Bengalis." Most have long lived in poverty in Myanmar's Rakhine state, next to Bangladesh.

Rohingya lawyer urges UN to refer Myanmar to ICC for crimes

April 17, 2018 12:28 pm

Sultana spoke at a meeting Tuesday on sexual violence in conflict and called for international pressure to end oppression of the Rohingyas.


Myanmar jails Reuters journalists for 7 years amid global outrage

September 04, 2018 1:04 pm

A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation.

Rohingya Muslim refugees: What fleeing from their homes in Myanmar looks like

September 07, 2017 4:26 pm

More than 200,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from the Aung San Suu Kyi led Myanmar towards neighbouring countries. As the refugees claim crackdown and violence by security forces, Suu Kyi faces heat from global leaders to deal with the situation. The United Nations, meanwhile, had labelled the Rohingyas the most persecuted people on earth.