Myanmar violence

Don't let Myanmar go Rwanda's way

It has been over three weeks that the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had issued a letter, unprecedented in the last 28 years since the 1989 Lebanon conflict, to the Security Council for its...

September 3, 2017
September 3, 2017

Rohingya issue: Indonesian minister arrives Sep 5

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday to discuss with Bangladesh government officials the current persecution on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar&...

August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017

‘Worsening cycle of violence in Rakhine must be broken urgently’

A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm at the deteriorating situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, affecting not just the Rakhine and Muslim populations but also other communities.

August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017

Hindus too fleeing persecution in Myanmar

Several hundred members of Hindu community from Maungdaw of Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh through a border in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar amid attack by an “unidentified armed group”.

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

PM urges US to put pressure on Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges the United States to put pressure on Myanmar to stop pushing-in Rohingya nationals to Bangladesh as US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central...

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

‘18,000 Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh last week’

About 18,000 Rohingya Muslims are estimated to have crossed into Bangladesh in the last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says, seeking to escape the worst violence in...