Rohingya exodus from Myanmar continues: 800 left For Bangladesh in the past week

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar continues: 800 left For Bangladesh in the past week

Yangon ,February 7 (Radio Free Asia) More than 800 Rohingya Muslims have left Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state for neighboring Bangladesh in the past week, while others continue to cross the border daily, authorities in Buthidaung township said Monday. In total, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine’s three northern townships of Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Rathedaung since a military crackdown targeting them...

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

Dhaka, January 16 (Prothom Alo): Bangladesh and Myanmar have finalized a ‘physical arrangement’ agreement for repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar. . The two sides struck the deal at a joint working group meeting in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Daw on Tuesday morning. This outcome followed another 13-hour meeting between foreign secretaries of the two countries on Monday, according to officials....

Myanmar drops charges against Turkish broadcast journalists

Myanmar drops charges against Turkish broadcast journalists

Yangon, December 26 (BBC): Police in Myanmar say they will drop charges against two journalists and their interpreter and driver, who were jailed after filming with a drone. The four were working for Turkish broadcaster TRT when they filmed near parliament in the capital Naypyitaw. They are currently serving two-month sentences for violating an aircraft law, with further charges pending. But...

South Asia witnessed significant trends in 2017

South Asia witnessed significant trends in 2017

Colombo, December 21: In 2017, South Asian countries witnessed significant developments which would have long term consequences for themselves and the region as a whole, writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Express. India saw a two-month standoff with China over the frontier in Doklam, which, given the high decibel sabre rattling by the Chinese, could have resulted in a full-scale Sino-Indian war...

Myanmar bars UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights

Myanmar bars UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights

New York, December 20 (Reuter): Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, has been denied permission to visit Myanmar. had been due to visit in January to assess human rights across Myanmar, including abuses against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. But Myanmar had told her she was no longer welcome, she said, adding in a statement that this suggested...

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 of condemnation to action on...

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 Information said in a statement...

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 refugees on Friday in Bangladesh,...

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