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  • Rohingya crisis : Ensure quick, safe return

    UN agencies, the European Union and human rights bodies have urged Myanmar to implement the new deal on repatriation of the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in Rakhine State.

  • Start Rohingya repatriation immediately

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to Myanmar to immediately start the repatriation of the Rohingyas.

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    Canada to extend full support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue

    The visiting Canadian Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, Global Affairs Marie-Claude Bibeau assures her country's full support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue.

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    Rohingya repatriation to begin in 2 months, deal inked

    Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation without any specific deadline but with high hopes that the forcibly displaced Rohingyas will start returning to their homeland within the next two months.

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    Deal on Rohingya return likely today

    Although some contentious issues remain unresolved, Bangladesh and Myanmar are likely to sign an agreement today on the return of Rohingyas to Rakhine.

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    Violence still forcing them to flee home

    Armed conflicts in Myanmar's Rakhine state have deescalated, but communal violence continues to force the Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, an official of Red Cross said.

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    US terms violence against Rohingyas as ‘ethnic cleansing’

    The United States declares the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be “ethnic cleansing”, putting more pressure on the country’s military to halt a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh.

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    Bilateral talks on to repatriate Rohingyas: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that the government has started bilateral discussions with Myanmar to repatriate the Rohingya refugees.

  • Talks on track for Rohingya deal

    Dhaka and Naypyitaw are in negotiation for reaching a bilateral agreement in a couple of days on repatriation of over six lakh Myanmar nationals who have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution in Rakhine State.

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    Rohingyas return: Suu Kyi hopes to strike deal with Bangladesh this week

    After glossing over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis at 13th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM), Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi hopes to strike a deal with Bangladesh by this week on the “safe and voluntary return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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    Rohingyas' dignified return to their homeland

    Negotiat-ions are ongoing between the governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar to formulate a plan to repatriate the Rohingyas who have sought refuge in Bangladesh fleeing the atrocities perpetrated by the Myanmar military.

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    Halt hostilities, ensure early return of refugees

    Attending a conference in Myanmar, foreign ministers from Asia and Europe have called for immediate cessation of hostilities, halting of outflow and early return of externally displaced Rohingyas.

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    Diplomacy and economic sanctions must go hand in hand

    The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, sent mixed messages at the news conference in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, at the conclusion of his brief visit to Myanmar on November 15.

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    Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

    Germany, Sweden and the European Union yesterday extended their strong support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue. They also highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her great humanitarian gesture of sheltering tens of thousands of forcibly displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh, reports BSS.

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    War crimes committed against Rohingyas

    Describing Myanmar army's atrocities on Rohingya people in Rakhaine State as “war crime” and “basic violation of human rights”, the visiting US senators have assured Bangladesh of extending all-out support to resolve the crisis.

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    Japan will press for Rohingya repatriation

    Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he will press Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in Asean summit.

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    US senators dub atrocities in Myanmar as 'war crime'

    Visiting US Senators has dubbed as "war crimes" the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas by Myanmar security forces as they called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a day after visiting them in their makeshift refuge in Cox's Bazar.

  • China wants to facilitate bilateral dialogue

    A US delegation yesterday thanked Bangladesh for its generosity in hosting a huge number of Rohingya refugees despite resource constraints and assured the country of raising the issue at the US senate.

  • UNGA resolution on Rohingya crisis

    It was long overdue, but we welcome the resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, which condemned the military operations in Myanmar's Rakhine state against the Rohingya minority community.

  • Horrors they will never forget

    Running away from his burning village in Rakhine State and coming to Bangladesh, 12-year-old Hasan walked into an abandoned village to look for food and water. When he found a water reservoir and got closer, he saw about 50 bodies floating.

  • FMs of five countries to visit Dhaka

    Five foreign ministers from top Asian and European countries start arriving in Dhaka today for talks with the government high-ups on the ongoing Rohingya crisis.

  • Rohingya return a long way off

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said yesterday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority.

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    End violence immediately for Rohingyas' return: US

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States has called for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar so that the Rohingya refugees can go back to their homes.

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    Unicef, govt launch nutrition interventions for Rohingya children

    Unicef along with the government of Bangladesh and other sectoral partners launched ‘Nutrition Action Week’ to bolster nutrition interventions for Rohingya children.

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    UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations

    A United Nations General Assembly committee calls on Myanmar to end military operations that have "led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights" of Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.

  • Rohingya crisis unprecedented

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday in parliament said Bangladesh is faced with an unprecedented crisis over providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya refugees and sending them back home.

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    Bangladesh facing unprecedented crisis over Rohingya issue: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh is facing an unprecedented crisis over providing humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of Rohingyas and sending them back to their own country.

  • Another fresh Rohingya exodus?

    The fact that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) failed to pass a resolution and handed out merely a statement condemning atrocities committed against the Rohingya people has apparently emboldened the Myanmar security forces.

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    11 Rohingyas detained from Cox’s Bazar Jamaat leader’s flat

    A mobile court detains 11 Rohingyas including five children from a flat of a Jamaat leader in Cox’s Bazar town.

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    US to step up pressure on Myanmar army

    In the face of widespread "atrocities" against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on Myanmar's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.