Rohingya

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating Rohingya refugees in two months, Dhaka said today, as global pressure mounts over the crisis that has sent more than half a million people fleeing across the border.

Nov 23, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
US doubts China's move to resolve Rohingya refugee crisis

US doubts China's move to resolve Rohingya refugee crisis

The US has cast doubts over the Chinese assertion that both Bangladesh and Myanmar have endorsed its three-step plan to resolve the "complicated" Rohingya refugee crisis.

Nov 23, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for return of thousands of Rohingyas

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal for return of thousands of Rohingyas

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, a senior Myanmar official told Reuters, for the return home of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to the neighbouring country to escape a Myanmar army crackdown.

Nov 23, 2017, 14:23 PM IST

Rohingya refugees 'drained' by trauma, says UN refugee chief

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar have been "drained" by the trauma they suffered during the crisis and a struggle to overcome desperate want, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue

China proposed three-phase plan for Rohingya issue

China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry said.

Nov 20, 2017, 09:09 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
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
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
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
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

14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees: Bangladesh

Nearly 14,000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, an official said on Sunday.

Oct 15, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Kerala killings, Rohingyas likely to be discussed in RSS meet

Kerala killings, Rohingyas likely to be discussed in RSS meet

About 350 delegates, including 11 zonal heads, of the RSS are participating in the meeting.

Oct 13, 2017, 17:14 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 crisis has become regional catastrophe: Bangladesh

Rohingya crisis has become regional catastrophe: Bangladesh

Bangladesh said on Tuesday that the Rohingya crisis was no longer Myanmar's internal issue and had become a "regional catastrophe" as it appealed to the international community to take "crucial decisions" to press Naypyitaw to take back about 500,000 refugees living in the country.

Oct 10, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
At least 12 Rohingya, mainly children, drown in latest boat disaster: Police

At least 12 Rohingya, mainly children, drown in latest boat disaster: Police

Bangladeshi police officer Mohammed Mainuddin told Reuters that 12 bodies - 10 children, one woman and a man - had been recovered. 

Oct 09, 2017, 09:50 AM IST

Bangladesh carving out forest land to shelter desperate Rohingya

Hard-pressed to find space for a massive influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees, Bangladesh plans to chop down forest trees to extend a tent city sheltering destitute families fleeing ethnic violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

Oct 05, 2017, 18:40 PM IST