Rakhine

World's biggest refugee camp planned in Bangladesh for Rohingyas

World's biggest refugee camp planned in Bangladesh for Rohingyas

The camp is expected to accommodate around 800,000 Rohingya Muslims 

Oct 17, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Congress, Rahul should make stand clear on Rohingyas: BJP Chief Amit Shah

Congress, Rahul should make stand clear on Rohingyas: BJP Chief Amit Shah

Lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have fled Rakhine state in Myanmar in the aftermath of a military crackdown

Oct 13, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya aimed at permanently expelling Muslims from their home: UN

Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya aimed at permanently expelling Muslims from their home: UN

Myanmar's "systematic" crackdown on the Rohingya is aimed at permanently expelling the minority Muslim community from their home in Rakhine state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. 

Oct 11, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
Rohingya refugees doubt Myanmar's assurances on going home

Rohingya refugees doubt Myanmar's assurances on going home

COX`S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh were sceptical on Tuesday about their chances of ever going home to Myanmar, even though the government there has given an assuran

Oct 03, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
163 killed last year in attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants in Rakhine: Myanmar govt

163 killed last year in attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants in Rakhine: Myanmar govt

The comments by Myanmar govt officials came after the bodies of at least 45 Hindus were discovered in three mass graves earlier in the week

Sep 27, 2017, 15:33 PM IST
Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims

Myanmar says no 'ethnic cleansing,' genocide against Muslims

Myanmar's UN ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describe the situation in Rakhine State.

Sep 26, 2017, 10:54 AM IST
Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas

Bangladesh Hindus cut down Durga Puja expense to fund Rohingyas

The puja celebration committees across Bangladesh had been asked to save and establish a fund to aid to the Rohingya refugees.

Sep 24, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
China to provide aid for Rakhine state

China to provide aid for Rakhine state

The announcement comes shortly after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the violence in Rakhine as unacceptable.

Sep 21, 2017, 14:04 PM IST
Situation in Myanmar's Rakhine should be handled with restraint: India at UN

Situation in Myanmar's Rakhine should be handled with restraint: India at UN

The Rohingyas do not enjoy citizenship status in Myanmar and are sparingly given refugee status in Bangladesh.

Sep 19, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military.

Sep 19, 2017, 18:25 PM IST

Rohingya crisis: Security tightened along India-Myanmar border

Security has been further tightened along the borders of northeastern states with Myanmar and Bangladesh to foil any attempt by the Rohingyas fleeing the Rakhine state in Myanmar from entering India, officials said on Friday.

Sep 15, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis

In a press conference government spokesman Zaw Htay said Suu Kyi will "speak for national reconciliation and peace" in a televised address on September 19.

Sep 13, 2017, 18:55 PM IST

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her defiant democracy activism under Myanmar`s former junta, was once the darling of the international community.

Sep 13, 2017, 10:22 AM IST
Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown

Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown

International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a military crackdown that has been criticised by the US, slammed as "ethnic cleansing" and forced 370,000 Rohingya to flee the violence.

Sep 12, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Myanmar mob stones Muslim home amid Rohingya crisis

Myanmar mob stones Muslim home amid Rohingya crisis

The mob attack on Sunday night in the Magway region of the mainly Buddhist nation was fuelled by anger over the deepening crisis in the western state of Rakhine, according to a government press release.

Sep 11, 2017, 15:54 PM IST
Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages.

Sep 10, 2017, 21:15 PM IST

United Nations appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300,000

The United Nations has appealed for aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Muslim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000, just two weeks after violence erupted there.

Sep 10, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

In the last two weeks alone 164,000 mostly Rohingya civilians have fled to Bangladesh, overwhelming refugee camps that were already bursting at the seams and triggering warnings of a humanitarian crisis.

Sep 07, 2017, 19:33 PM IST

India offers development assistance to Myanmar's Rakhine

India has committed development assistance to Rakhine state in Myanmar where large-scale violence blamed on the minority Rohingya Muslim community has claimed the lives of security personnel and innocent people and triggered a mass exodus, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said on Wednesday.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Suu Kyi slams 'iceberg of 'misinformation' over Rohingya Muslims

Suu Kyi slams 'iceberg of 'misinformation' over Rohingya Muslims

Suu Kyi's government has faced growing international condemnation for the army's response with refugees.

Sep 06, 2017, 15:59 PM IST