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In Latest Stories
March 23, 2018 10:00 am gmt |
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Rohingya refugees living in shelters at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh said on Thursday (March 22) that they were facing aid shortage and harassment from Myanmar’s border guards, even as an anticipated monsoon season looms in the horizon, compounding difficulties for the refugees. Work was und...
In World
March 17, 2018 9:07 am gmt |
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More than 100 activists gathered in Sydney‘s Hyde Park on Saturday (March 17) to protest Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya minority and the inclusion of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations special meeting. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar ...
In Latest Stories
December 30, 2017 4:10 am gmt |
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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 World
December 3, 2017 4:18 am gmt |
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Pope Francis on Saturday (December 2) urged world leaders to turn back from the brink of possible human annihilation, saying the policy of stockpiling ever more sophisticated nuclear weapons had become “irrational”. The pope made his comments to reporters aboard the plane taking him back ...
In World
October 4, 2017 10:16 am gmt |
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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 |
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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 Colombo
October 2, 2017 7:06 am gmt |
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Two Buddhist monks namely Akmeemana Dhayaratne Thera and Arambeopola Rathanasara Thera, who went to give a statement regarding the threatening against the Rohingya Muslims has arrested by the Colombo Crime Divison (CCD), a short while ago. They were appeared before the CCD mid today. Rohingya threate...
In Srilanka
October 1, 2017 12:11 pm gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has called for an urgent meeting tomorrow with several Ministries to discuss the incident involving Rohingya refugees, The Sunday Leader newspaper reported today. The Cultural Ministry, Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitatio...
In World
September 29, 2017 11:10 am gmt |
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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 |
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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 Colombo
September 28, 2017 8:43 am gmt |
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By a video statement, finance and media Minister Mangala samaraweera registered his strong condemn the attack on the Rohingya Muslims who were homed in Mt. Laviniya, yesterday (27 Sep). He said “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack against the Rohingya refugees who were under the care...
In Latest Stories
September 26, 2017 4:28 am gmt |
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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 Latest Stories
September 25, 2017 4:24 am gmt |
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Refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are becoming increasingly cramped, leaving no space for new refugees who are still fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar. Newly-arrived refugees on Sunday (September 24) said that it was difficult to find available space to put up tents, as t...
In India
September 21, 2017 9:58 am gmt |
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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 |
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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 16, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fle...
In India
September 15, 2017 11:49 am gmt |
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Centre will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on September 18 regarding its decision on deporting illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar, reported ANI. The home minister’s statement comes a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs de...
In India
September 11, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
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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 |
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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...