athavaneng.com
athavaneng.com
chrome

Myanmar

In Latest Stories
December 30, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
0 Comments
1074
Bangladesh has prepared for the repatriation of 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar under an agreement between the two countries. Obaidul Quader, the Bangladeshi minister of road, transport and bridges, told reporters on Friday that the first group of the Rohingya would be sent back to Myanma...
In Latest Stories
December 4, 2017 4:27 am gmt |
0 Comments
1067
Pope Francis on Sunday (December 3) said he was praying for a peaceful solution to the electoral crisis in Honduras. A contested presidential election in the poor Central American country has triggered looting and protests. At least three people have died and hundreds have been arrested. Conducting h...
In World
December 2, 2017 3:59 am gmt |
0 Comments
1085
Pope Francis had an emotional meeting with Muslim refugees from Myanmar in Bangladesh on Friday (December 1) and used the word Rohingya to describe them for the first time on his Asian trip, calling for them to be respected. The encounter took place at an inter-religious peace meeting on his first fu...
In World
December 1, 2017 12:27 pm gmt |
0 Comments
1062
Pope Francis celebrated a huge outdoor Mass on Friday (December 1) to ordain new priests from Bangladesh on his first full day in the country where he is due to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar later in the day. More than 100,000 people attended the Mass in Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan Pa...
In World
November 27, 2017 3:43 am gmt |
0 Comments
1077
Pope Francis departed from Rome’s Fiumicino airport on Sunday (November 26) headed for Myanmar. The trip is a delicate one for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people. The pontif...
In Latest Stories
November 24, 2017 5:45 am gmt |
0 Comments
1083
Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a recent army crackdown. A statement from the Bangladesh foreign ministry said displaced people could begin to return within two months. The two sides say they are working on the details. The crisis...
In World
October 4, 2017 10:16 am gmt |
0 Comments
1091
Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya crisis. Oxford city council voted unanimously to support a cross-party motion that said it was “no longer appropriate” to celebrate the de facto leader of ...
In Srilanka
October 3, 2017 10:12 am gmt |
0 Comments
1100
According to an MoU signed between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Government, the Myanmar refugees should be send to a third country as soon as possible, Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said. Addressing the media at the weekly media briefing today a...
In World
September 29, 2017 11:10 am gmt |
0 Comments
1101
About 60 people are now believed to have died when a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh, the UN says. The boat overturned in rough seas late on Thursday. A UN spokesman said 23 people were now confirmed dead and 40 more were “missing and presumed ...
In World
September 29, 2017 3:52 am gmt |
0 Comments
1107
Myanmar government has invited the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to visit the country, its national security adviser Thaung Tun told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday (September 28). The U.N. Security Council held its first public meeting on Myanmar in eight years, m...
In Latest Stories
September 26, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
0 Comments
1078
Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations on Monday (September 25) rejected the use of “atrocities, ethnic cleansing and genocide” to characterize the situation in Rakhine State. The United Nations has described a sweeping military response to those attacks as “ethnic cleansi...
In India
September 21, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
0 Comments
1099
Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated in New Delhi on Thursday (September 21) against the federal government’s decision to deport Rohingya refugees as the Indian top court hears a challenge to the proposed repatriation. Led by Jamaat-E-Ulema-Hind, an Islamic organisation, protesters demanded that In...
In Srilanka
September 20, 2017 7:24 am gmt |
0 Comments
1077
Rejecting reports that Sri Lanka had suspended on arrival visas for Myanmar travellers, the Department of Immigration and Emigration of Sri Lanka said today that it would continue to issue visas for Myanmar nationals as usual, but not for Rohingya refugees. The Myanmar Times on Monday reported that S...
In World
September 14, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
0 Comments
1090
Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Late...
In India
September 11, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
0 Comments
1103
A fringe Hindu group staged a protest in New Delhi on Monday (September 11) demanding deportation of over 40,000 Rohingya refugees living in India, calling them threat to internal security. Holding placards and banners such as ‘Rohingya Muslims dangerous for India’ ‘Rohingyas Muslim...
In World
September 10, 2017 8:41 am gmt |
0 Comments
1121
Sparse food supply remains a major concern among the Rohingya refugees living in temporary shelters of Cox’s Bazar City, Bangladesh. Though these refugees have managed to escape the violence in Myanmar, there is now a continuous struggle for food, with limited resources being distributed by bot...
In World
September 5, 2017 8:17 am gmt |
0 Comments
1083
The systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing, the independent Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) group said on Tuesday (September 5). In Rakhine s...
In World
August 31, 2017 4:20 am gmt |
0 Comments
1110
More than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border. Friday’s (August 25) series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on security...
In Srilanka
August 20, 2017 12:22 pm gmt |
0 Comments
1122
A young tusker gifted to President Maithripala Sirisena by the government of Myanmar, will be presented to the Dalada Maligawa. It has been reported that the 21 year old tusker who arrived from Myanmar on August 18, is currently at a special enclosure within the premises of the Temple of the Tooth. T...