EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

Colombo, December 15 (newsin.asia): The European Parliament on Thursday called for comprehensive economic, military and legal sanctions against Myanmar for brazenly persecuting the Rohingya Muslims,  over a million have had flee to Bangladesh over the last few years and particularly since August this year. The EU wants the international community to go from uttering words […]

Myanmar arrests two Reuters journalists under Official Secrets Act

Myanmar arrests two Reuters journalists under Official Secrets Act

Yangon, December 14 (Reuters):  Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The Ministry of […]

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

Paris, December 14 (AFP): At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered […]

Pope defends strategy of not naming Rohingyas while in Myanmar

Pope defends strategy of not naming Rohingyas while in Myanmar

Rome, November 3 (Reuters):  Speaking to reporters aboard the plane returning to Rome from Bangladesh, the pontiff indicated that he had been firm with Myanmar’s military leaders in private meetings about the need for them to respect the rights of Rohingya refugees. He also disclosed that he cried when he met a group of Rohingya […]

Pope asks Myanmar Buddhist monks to conquer hatred but avoids mentioning Rohingyas

Pope asks Myanmar Buddhist monks to conquer hatred but avoids mentioning Rohingyas

Yangon, November 20 (AFP): Pope Francis called on Myanmar’s top Buddhist monks to conquer “prejudice and hatred” in a country ravaged by communal divisions, after holding the nation’s first-ever papal mass attended by 150,000 Catholics on Wednesday. But he avoided using the word “Rohingya” or to their plight directly. . The pontiff’s four-day visit has […]

Pope told not to utter the word “Rohingya” during Myanmar visit

Pope told not to utter the word “Rohingya” during Myanmar visit

Naypyitaw, Mayanmar, November 25 (Reuters): Pope Francis who will visit Myanmar next week, has been told by his advisors not to utter the word “Rohingya” during his stay in the troubled country. He will also visit Bangladesh to where more than 600,000 people have fled from Myanmar after what Amnesty International called “crimes against humanity” […]

Asia-Europe Meeting in Myanmar skips Rohingya issue

Asia-Europe Meeting in Myanmar skips Rohingya issue

Naypyitaw, November 22 (BDNews24/Agencies): The Asia-Europe Meeting (AEM) of Foreign Ministers in the Myanmar capital of Naypyitaw, which began on Monday, has avoided the Rohingya Muslim displacement issue, perhaps in view of China’s strong insistence that the matter must be sorted out bilaterally by Myanmar and Bangladesh. The 36-point Chair’s Statement titled “Strengthening Partnership for […]

Settle Rohingya issue bilaterally with Myanmar: China tells Bangladesh

Settle Rohingya issue bilaterally with Myanmar: China tells Bangladesh

Dhaka, November 19 (newsin.asia): Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi  has told the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that Bangladesh must settle the Rohingya refugees’ issue with Myanmar bilaterally “through dialogue and discussion.” Wang met Hasina here, en route to Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (AEM) of Foreign Ministers to be […]

Bangladesh assures Myanmar it will arrest Rohingya terrorists

Bangladesh assures Myanmar it will arrest Rohingya terrorists

Naypyitaw (Myanmar) November 17: A senior official of the Bangladesh border guards has expressed confidence about arresting any Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) members who might have fled to Bangladesh. This was stated by the Director General of the Bangladesh Abul Hossain Border Guards at a coordination meeting with his Myanmar counterpart in Nay Pyi […]

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