Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

176 ethnic Rohingya villages now empty: Myanmar

Myanmar presidential office spokesman Zaw Htay says 176 of 471 ethnic Rohingya villages in three townships are now completely empty and at least 34 others are partially abandoned since the crisis erupted on August 25, 2017, when an insurgent Rohingya group attacked police outposts in Rakhine and Myanmar’s military responded with “clearance operations” against the rebels.

October 6, 2017
October 6, 2017

Dealing with a chameleon

The traditions of Myanmar's hermitage, of which the Burmese military remains a purveyor, sometimes come to the fore in awkward ways.

September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017

176 ethnic Rohingya villages now empty: Myanmar

Myanmar presidential office spokesman Zaw Htay says 176 of 471 ethnic Rohingya villages in three townships are now completely empty and at least 34 others are partially abandoned since the crisis erupted on August 25, 2017, when an insurgent Rohingya group attacked police outposts in Rakhine and Myanmar’s military responded with “clearance operations” against the rebels.

September 10, 2017
September 10, 2017

After insurgents' truce, Myanmar says 'we don't negotiate with terrorists'

Myanmar rebuffs a ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people in the violence-racked state of Rakhine, declaring simply that it does not negotiate with terrorists.

September 10, 2017
September 10, 2017

Rohingyas relive village massacre in Myanmar

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh relive the horrors of the violence by Myanmar's army as they fled from their village in Rakhine state.

September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017

Force Myanmar to stop atrocities on Rohingyas, BNP to world leaders

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir calls upon the world leaders to be vocal and united in a bid to force Myanmar to stop the deliberate atrocities carried out on Rohingya people.

September 7, 2017
September 7, 2017

The Myanmar Cauldron: Birth of Arsa

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or Arsa, an armed group that emerged in Rakhine state in 2013, has no sizable weaponry to sustain the struggle. But that is how things remain in the beginning – small but potent.

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

Stranded in no man’s land

Several thousand Rohingyas from Myanmar, mostly women, children and elderly people, are waiting in no man's land along the Naikhyangchhari border to enter Bangladesh territory.

August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017

Rohingya men answer call to arms against Myanmar's forces

Heavily pregnant and confined to a squalid Bangladeshi refugee camp, Ayesha Begum does not regret that her husband will miss the imminent birth of their sixth child as he fights alongside Rohingya militants in Myanmar.

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Rohingya insurgency declares ‘open war’ in Myanmar

The sudden attacks by Rohingya insurgents on police and army posts in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is a defensive move aimed at pre-empting an escalating security force crackdown on both the rebels’ military wing and Rohingya civilian communities, spokesperson of the rebel group tells Asia Times.