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  • Myanmar jails 2 Reuters’ reporters for 7 years for violating state secrets act

    Yangon: Two Reuters reporters were jailed on Monday for seven years for violating a state secrets act during their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, a court said, in the case that has drawn outrage for its attack on media freedom. The two journalists were being tried since 2017 for breaching Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act while investigating violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state by the army, the BBC reported.

  • Three Rohingya Muslims get Aadhaar, ID cards illegally; held

     Hyderabad : Three Rohingya Muslims, including a woman, have been arrested at Balapur here for obtaining Aadhaar cards, voter ID cards, PAN cards and Indian passports by allegedly submitting fake documents, police said on Thursday.

  • Trump admin looking to work with India on Rohingya refugees   

    Washington : The Trump administration is looking for ways to work with India in terms of providing for the needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and also to put pressure on Myanmar to create conditions for their safe and voluntary return, a senior US official has said.

  • Myanmar building military bases in burnt Rohingya villages

    London: Myanmar is allegedly building military bases on the top of razed Rohingya villages, where the Rohingyas once lived before their persecution by the country’s security forces in August last year.

  • UN official says not safe yet for Rohingya return to Myanmar

    Kutupalong : Attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Myanmar and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home, a senior United Nations official said. Many Rohingya want to return eventually to their villages in Myanmar, UNICEF deputy executive director Justin Forsyth said Wednesday during a visit to the immense Kutupalong refugee camp. But they fear for their

  • Thane, Kalwa, possession of whale vomit, whale vomit, pangolin scales, arrest

    6 Rohingya Muslims arrested from railway station in Tripura

    Dharmanagar (Tripura): As many as six Rohingya Muslims were arrested from the railway station here on Saturday night. The six members, identified as Mohammad Jahangir Alam (17), Ibrahim Alam (17), Mohammad Ashan (15), Nur Fataman (16), Jhana Tara (14) and Dilwara Begum (27) were reportedly waiting to board a train to Hyderabad.

  • China urges others to avoid ‘complicating’ Myanmar dispute

    Beijing: China urged other governments today to “constructively help” Myanmar and Bangladesh resolve the fate of Rohingya Muslims “instead of complicating the issue” after Myanmar blocked a visit by UN human rights official. Events in Rakhine state, where more than 630,000 Rohingya fled a military crackdown, are an internal affair for Myanmar that “contains complicated historical, national and religious factors,” said a foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying.

  • US House passes resolution on ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingyas

    Washington : The US House of Representatives has condemned the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar’s leadership to end attacks on minorities in the Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional criticism of the government in the Buddhist-majority country.

  • Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford top honour

    The Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to Suu Kyi in 1997 and said it did not want to celebrate “those who turn a blind eye to violence”

  • Suu Kyi makes first visit to strife-torn Rakhine region

    Moscow : Aung San Suu Kyi made her first visit as Myanmar’s leader on Thursday to the conflict-torn region where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled state-led violence that has spiraled into Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decades.

  • Rohingya crisis: US looking at Myanmar curbs

    Washington : The United States is considering sanctions against Myanmar for its treatment of the Rohingya Muslims in restive Rakhine state, reports ANI.

  • B’desh’s mega refugee camp plan dangerous, says top UN official

    Cox’s Bazar : A top UN official said on Saturday that Bangladesh’s plan to build the world’s biggest refugee camp for 800,000-plus Rohingya Muslims was dangerous because overcrowding could heighten the risks of deadly diseases spreading quickly.

  • Hasina accuses Myanmar of provoking war over Rohingyas

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday accused neighbouring Myanmar of provoking a “war” amidst the Rohingya refugee crisis and said her government avoided the conflict by “exercising restraint”.         She also said her government would continue to support nearly one million Rohingya Muslims who have fled the Buddhist-majority country to escape violence.

  • Lack of access to Myanmar’s Rakhine unacceptable: UN

    Geneva : The lack of humanitarian access granted by Myanmar’s government to Rakhine state, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled violence, is “unacceptable”, the UN said on Friday.

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