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  • Rohingya call for Myanmar's Suu Kyi to acknowledge atrocities

    From squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh, Rohingya who fled a brutal Myanmar military crackdown are calling on Aung San Suu Kyi to acknowledge the mass atrocities as she defends her country against genocide charges at the UN's top court.

  • 2 Rohingyas killed in Bandarban ‘gunfight’

    Two suspected Rohingya criminals have been killed in a “gunfight” with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Naikhyangchhari upazila of Bandarban.

  • Police arrested eight Rohingyas

    8 Rohingyas held in Goalanda

    Eight Rohingyas were arrested from Goalanda Bus Terminal area in Rajbari. All of them came from the Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar.

  • rape in Narayanganj

    4 EC staff detained in Ctg over NID card forgery

    Chattogram Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism unit detains four Election Commission (EC) employees in a case filed over providing NID cards to Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya Robber killed in Cox's Bazar gunfight

    Rohingya ‘robber’ killed in Cox’s Bazar 'gunfight'

    A Rohingya man alleged to be a robber is killed in a “gunfight” with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

  • Rohingya robber leader Nur Mohammad killed in gunfight

    Five killed in ‘shootouts’

    Five people, including two suspected Rohingya human traffickers, were killed in separate “gunfights” in three districts yesterday.

  • The uphill task to receive an education in the camps

    On a recent visit to the camps, a young Rohingya boy, who proudly wore a bright blue UNICEF backpack, took us to his school.

  • EC to ensure Rohingyas not on voter roll

    The Election Commission will take special measures to prevent Rohingyas from registering as Bangladeshi voters.

  • Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

    4 Rohingyas detained at airport

    Armed Police Battalion (APBn) held four Rohingyas at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka while they were all set to fly to Indonesia yesterday.

  • Rohingya community

    Bullet-hit body of Rohingya found at camp

    Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected Rohingya robber from a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf upazila early yesterday.

  • Rohingya - A people not wanted anywhere

    According to media reports, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) took back 31 stranded Rohingyas from the no-man's land in the India-Bangladesh border near Brahmanbaria after a five-day impasse

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingya Exodus: 1,300 arrived from India since Jan 3

    At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said yesterday, as fears of deportation to Myanmar spark an exodus.

  • Rohingya refugees

    No easy solution to Rohingya crisis: Foreign minister

    The newly appointed Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen termed the Rohingya influx “a very serious issue” and said there is no easy solution to the humanitarian crisis.

  • The ball is now in Myanmar's court

    The November 15 attempt to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar has failed. And that was destined too, despite wholehearted efforts from Bangladesh. Although Myanmar officials were quick to blame their Bangladesh counterparts for the “failure”, the ground reality provided a different picture.

  • Lost idol: New wave of Myanmar youth activists look beyond Suu Kyi

    Myanmar youth activist and television host Thinzar Shun Lei Yi would once have called herself one of Aung San Suu Kyi’s greatest fans. Now, she is one of her most vocal critics.

  • Rohingyas refugees hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    US for voluntary return of Rohingyas

    The United States has laid emphasis on voluntary return of Rohingyas as Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to begin repatriation of Rohingya refugees in mid-November.

  • ICC's Rohingya decision offers 'real hope'

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said the decision by the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) offers real hope for accountability for the crimes committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

  • Myanmar's military must be tried for genocide

    We thank the UN for exercising due diligence by issuing the strongest condemnation to date of the Myanmar military. We laud the UN fact-finding mission for holding the leadership of the Myanmar military responsible for the atrocities committed against the Rohingya population and for calling for investigation and prosecution of the security forces for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

  • Rohingyas deserve better

    The Rohingyas who moved to Bangladesh reached an important milestone on August 25, 2018. The first anniversary of the exodus from their homeland in Myanmar was observed with solemnity in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and everywhere that the Rohingya diaspora have now spread out to.

  • Rohingyas refugees hurt in Ukhia lanslide

    UN to send experts to Myanmar after Rohingya return deal

    The United Nations is preparing to send teams of experts into Myanmar's Rakhine state to begin work aimed at eventually repatriating Rohingya Muslims who fled violence last year, the regional head of the UN development agency says.

  • Why the hush hush?

    UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee has expressed concern that a memorandum of understanding signed in June between the UN and Myanmar has been kept secret.

  • Rohingya refugees doubled last year: UN

    Refugees from Myanmar more than doubled last year to 1.2 million, as a brutal army crackdown forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to pour across the border into Bangladesh, the UN says.

  • Rohingya refugee camp

    Rain hits 11,000 Rohingya people: UNHCR

    Torrential rains accompanied by storms hit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, causing 37 landslides and leaving one child dead and several people injured.

  • Firmer actions needed

    That very little progress has been made with regard to the repatriation of the Rohingyas has been amply expressed by the prime minister in her meeting with the secretary general of Amnesty International very recently. The statement of the PM's special advisor on foreign affairs that unless sanction is imposed on Myanmar, their repatriation and a sustainable solution to the Rohingya issue are very unlikely, speaks of the intractability of the problem.

  • TREES, HILLS RAZED by ROHINGYAS

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  • Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

    The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight children -- Myanmar, Malaysia and Australia -- although they remain citizens of no nation.

  • In search of justice

    In recent times, numerous international rights organisations and leaders across the world have been arguing for the referral of the “ethnic cleansing” campaign of the Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Myanmar to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The world at least owes the Rohingyas an acknowledgement of their pain and suffering, as a fact, by holding the culprits and the instigators of the ethnic cleansing

  • Rohingya Repatriation: First list handed to Myanmar

    With the process of Rohingya repatriation caught in a limbo, Bangladesh yesterday handed Myanmar a list of 8,032 refugees from 1,673 families who are likely to be the first batch to return to their homeland.

  • Rohingya village near Maungdaw

    Myanmar’s admission of killing Rohingyas a vital step: US envoy

    Myanmar's admission that soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 Muslims in September is an important step and the United States hopes it will be followed by more transparency and accountability, the US ambassador says.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingyas were targets of genocide

    Despite widespread international condemnation and an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh for Myanmar to stop the violence against its minorities, and to take back its nationals who have sought shelter in Bangladesh, nothing has changed as yet.

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