Tag Archives: Rohingya

‘Myanmar repatriates first Rohingya refugee family’

YANGON, April 15, (AFP): Myanmar’s government said it has repatriated the first family of Rohingya refugees, among the 700,000 who fl ed a brutal crackdown, but the move was slammed by rights groups as a publicity stunt which ignored warnings over the security of returnees. The stateless Muslim minority has …

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Myanmar lures Bangladesh Buddhists to take over Rohingya land

Dhaka, April 2, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free …

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‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Rohingya continues: UN

Yangon, March 6, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar is continuing its “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya with a “campaign of terror and forced starvation” in Rakhine state, a UN human rights envoy said on Tuesday, six months after a military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority. Some 700,000 Rohingya …

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Myanmar defends troop build-up on Bangladesh border near Rohingya camp

Yangon, March 2, 2018 (AFP) -Myanmar on Friday defended deploying fresh troops to a border zone with Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, blaming a militant threat as Dhaka called for an immediate retreat to lower tensions along the troubled frontier. The increased security presence this week has …

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Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis

Teknaf, Bangladesh, Feb 25, 2018 (AFP) -Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh every week, bringing harrowing accounts of torture and murder, six months after a military crackdown sparked the massive refugee crisis. One of the recent arrivals, Nur Mohammad, said his village …

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Three bombs hit capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Yangon, Feb 24, 2018 (AFP) -Three bombs exploded early Saturday in the capital of Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a cauldron of ethnic tensions roiled by insurgencies and a military crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya, injuring one policeman, officials said. The three blasts at separate locations around Sittwe included one at the …

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Myanmar bulldozed scores of Rohingya villages since November: HRW

Yangon, Feb 23, 2018 (AFP) -Satellite imagery shows Myanmar authorities have bulldozed at least 55 Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine in recent months, Human Rights Watch said Friday, condemning the government for erasing evidence at sites where troops are accused of atrocities. Northern Rakhine has been nearly emptied of its …

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Johnson urges probe of Rohingya crisis

Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya. Johnson met with the embattled …

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Bangladesh delays return of Rohingya refugees

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Jan 22, (AFP): The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting “a lot of preparation” was still needed. Dhaka had been due to start the huge process on Jan 23, …

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KFH cooperates with UNHCR to aid Rohingya refugees

First bank to sign support and coordination agreements with UN Organizations in GCC r KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: KFH Group CEO – Mazen Saad Al-Nahedh said that KFH is expanding its social role to include GCC, Arab and Global zones, adopting various projects and activities to serve all nations and …

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