Rohingyas | The Daily Star
  • Genocide against Rohingyas goes on!

    United Nations (UN) investigators submitted a 444-page report to the UN Security Council on October 24 about the ongoing genocide in Myanmar against the Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya protesters call for freedom for Reuters reporters in Myanmar

    About 50 Rohingya Muslim refugees gathers in a muddy sports field in a camp in Bangladesh to protest against the conviction in Myanmar of two Reuters reporters, who were arrested while covering the plight of their community.

  • The strategic importance of Rakhine State

    While the media spotlight on Rohingyas has primarily focused on religious persecution and ethnic cleansing, the strategic importance of Rakhine State of Myanmar needs to be articulated.

  • Army, BSF deployed to stop Rohingyas from entering India

    Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh says the army and Border Security Force (BSF) have been deployed to stop Rohingyas from entering the country.

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    What will the world do about Rohingyas?

    We commend the statement issued by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights in recognising that Rohingyas continue to be victims of ethnic cleansing and forced starvation and that the Myanmar government says one thing to the international community and does something diametrically opposite to the Rohingya community.

  • Rohingyas in No-man's Land: Life laden with fear, worries

    Every dawn, Hamida's two-year-old girl wakes up and cries, hearing the sound of Myanmar army's heavy vehicles. She grabs her mother

  • Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the Commonwealth countries to force Myanmar to stop persecution on its Rohingya citizens and take them back from Bangladesh at the earliest.

  • BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda goes to Cox's Bazar today to visit Rohingyas

    As BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia leaves the capital for Cox's Bazar today to distribute relief supplies among the Rohingyas, her party is all set for a massive showdown on her way to Cox's Bazar.

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    UNHCR collecting Rohingya data

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been working with the Bangladesh government to collect data on the estimated 5,36,000 forcibly displaced Rohingyas of Rakhine state of Myanmar and their needs.

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    'Want UN involvement to end Rohingya crisis'

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says Bangladesh wants United Nations involvement in discussion with Myanmar for repatriation of the Rohingyas.

  • 18 Rohingyas held in Satkhira

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members detain 18 Rohingyas from a house in Kolaroa upazila of Satkhira after they enter Bangladesh illegally through India-Bangladesh border.

  • The Rakhine — Avatars of Tony Blair?

    Two parties are widely blamed for the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas: the Myanmar army and Aung San Suu Kyi. They stand amid the embers and ashes of torched Rohingya homes, objects of a furious global condemnation.

  • Avert Rohingya crisis

    TIB condemns UN for failing to avert Rohingya crisis

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) strongly condemns the failure of the United Nations to act upon a report of an independent expert it commissioned before the Myanmar military crackdown on Rohingyas in Rakhine.

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    Home minister to visit Myanmar this month

    Home Minister Asadzzaman Khan Kamal says that he would visit Myanmar this month to discuss the smooth and immediate repatriation of the Rohingyas, who have fled to Bangladesh for persecution in Rakhine state.

  • Rohingyas: Where are the Saudis?

    The Saudi response to the current Rohingya crisis, in contrast to previous ones, has been noticeably low-key. During past attempts by Myanmar at ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas, Saudi Arabia would be in the lead in providing relief aid and taking up the cause in international forums.

  • Army to help dist admin in relief efforts

    Bangladesh Army will start working in coordination with the district administration on the relief efforts and rehabilitation of Rohingya

  • AL-led 14 party allies reject Suu Kyi’s speech

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance have rejected Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s first address to the nation after military crackdown in Rakhine state since August 25 that forced the thousands of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh.

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    Some Rohingyas have links to IS, Pakistan's ISI

    The Indian government yesterday told the Supreme Court that it has intelligence inputs of links between some Rohingya Muslims and Pakistan's ISI and the terror group Islamic State, making them "a serious security threat to the country".

  • Chaotic scene in camp areas

    Government efforts to bring order to relief distribution in Rohingya camp areas are largely overwhelmed by the huge number of refugees.

  • Take back all Rohingyas

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament last night criticised Myanmar for carrying out atrocities on the Rohingyas and said it must take back every Rohingya from Bangladesh, and ensure their safe accommodation and security in Myanmar.

  • Turkish FM, first lady fly in to visit Rohingyas

    Turkish First Lady Emine Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu arrive in Dhaka early today to meet Rohingyas, who have fled

  • Rohingyas try to enter Bangladesh

    Rohingyas pouring into Bangladesh

    Rohingyas are flooding over the border into Bangladesh in the tens of thousands. We fear that this will create a lot of problems for us in the future because these Rohingyas are not being registered by the administration.

  • Pope pulls for Rohingyas

    Pope Francis will visit Bangladesh and Myanmar later this year, the Vatican announced yesterday.

  • BGB sends back 171 Rohingya refugees

    As hundreds of Rohingyas continue to enter Bangladesh through different unguarded border points of Ukhia, Teknaf and Naikhyangchhari in last two days, Border Guard Bangladesh detains 171 Rohingya refugees and sends them back.

  • India to send back Rohingyas to Myanmar

    India has said that Rohingyas living in Jammu and Kashmir states will be sent back to Myanmar.

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    Rohingyas start coming again

    Rohingyas have again started entering Bangladesh following a recent army operation in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, sources in the bordering areas say.

  • Voter roll updating starts Jul 25

    The Election Commission (EC) will start updating the voter list from July 25, taking some special measures to prevent Rohingyas from becoming voters.

  • UNHRC to probe crimes against Rohingyas

    The top United Nations human rights body agrees to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

  • Sign of hope, or business as usual?

    The Rohingyas are a people struck by tragedy. Persecuted in their home country, Myanmar, over 65,000 of them have fled to Bangladesh between October 9, 2016, and January 5, 2017, according to a report from the United Nations Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs.

  • 9 more Bangladeshis return from Malaysia

    Nine more Bangladeshis, rescued by the Malaysian authorities during the Southeast Asian migrant crisis in May this year, return home

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