Myanmar

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh

China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said on Saturday, following meetings with Beijing's top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Nov 19, 2017, 00:13 AM IST

'Over 100 Rohingya killed fleeing Myanmar in two months'

Unable to pay to cross over to Bangladesh, a UN spokesman said refugees "are building rafts from whatever materials they can get their hands on" to make the four-hour trip across the Naf River.

Nov 18, 2017, 13:10 PM IST
 $6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

$6 for 38 days work - Child exploitation rife in Rohingya camps

Rohingya refugee children from Myanmar are working punishing hours for paltry pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has found.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:07 AM IST

UN chief says violence against Myanmar's Rohingyas must end

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday it is "an absolutely essential priority" to stop all violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, allow them to return to their homes, and grant them legal status.

Nov 11, 2017, 08:26 AM IST
Tihar jail official denies sexual harassment of Al-Qaeda man

Tihar jail official denies sexual harassment of Al-Qaeda man

A Tihar jail official on Thursday told the Patiala House court that sexual harassment allegations raised by suspected Al-Qaeda operative and British national Samiun Rahman is an endeavour to perpetrate security system.

Nov 10, 2017, 08:46 AM IST
Desperate Rohingya refugees use plastic rafts to flee Myanmar

Desperate Rohingya refugees use plastic rafts to flee Myanmar

Dozens of Rohingya refugees floated into Bangladesh on Wednesday on a raft fashioned from plastic jerrycans, as the persecuted Muslim minority continue to flee violence in Myanmar in droves, officials said.

Nov 08, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
UN move could 'seriously harm' talks with Bangladesh over return of Rohingya: Myanmar

UN move could 'seriously harm' talks with Bangladesh over return of Rohingya: Myanmar

Myanmar said on Wednesday that a UN Security Council statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 600,000 people who have fled there to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.

Nov 08, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Tough conditions for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: US

Tough conditions for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: US

The scale of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is "immense" and while the host nation has been "generous" in its efforts, the situation requires a lot more work, a top US official who recently visited Bangladesh has said.

Nov 08, 2017, 07:19 AM IST
UNSC criticises Myanmar on Rohingya crisis, gives a month to "get its act together"

UNSC criticises Myanmar on Rohingya crisis, gives a month to "get its act together"

The UN Security Council has issued a presidential statement on Myanmar complimenting and criticising the country over its stance on the Rohingya crisis and it also gave the government a month to "get its act together".

Nov 07, 2017, 13:08 PM IST
Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited confict-battered Rakhine state on Thursday for the first time.

Nov 02, 2017, 23:58 PM IST
Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb population in overcrowded Rohingya camps

Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb population in overcrowded Rohingya camps

Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control faile

Oct 28, 2017, 09:43 AM IST
Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine, says UN

Myanmar gives green light to resume food aid to Rakhine, says UN

The agreement, whose details are still being worked out, came as UNICEF reported that Rohingya refugee children fleeing into Bangladesh were arriving "close to death" from malnutrition.

Oct 27, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Myanmar's Consul General dies in Jharkhand road accident

Myanmar's Consul General dies in Jharkhand road accident

His wife and two others were injured in the accident.  

Oct 27, 2017, 16:13 PM IST
India will see if Rohingyas can return to Myanmar, says Foreign Secretary

India will see if Rohingyas can return to Myanmar, says Foreign Secretary

UN has put the total number of Rohingya refugees that have arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25 at 604,000.

Oct 26, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

US weighs calling Myanmar's Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing'

Pressure has mounted for a tougher US response to the Rohingya crisis ahead of President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to Asia.

Oct 25, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
US wants Myanmar to set conditions for return of Rohingya

US wants Myanmar to set conditions for return of Rohingya

The US wants Myanmar to set conditions for the return of Rohingya Muslims as it believes that this "humanitarian catastrophe" can be used by some as a way to foment hatred along religious lines and then violence, a senior Trump administration official has said.

Oct 23, 2017, 10:56 AM IST

Myanmar must take back Rohingyas in Bangladesh: India

India on Sunday said Rohingya refugees who have poured into Bangladesh must be taken back by Myanmar from where they have been displaced.

Oct 22, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

US says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar`s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Oct 19, 2017, 05:53 AM IST
Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis: US

Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis: US

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar`s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Oct 18, 2017, 22:52 PM IST

UN says 582,000 Rohingya have now crossed into Bangladesh

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that thousands more were still stranded at the border.

Oct 17, 2017, 19:25 PM IST