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  • Fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar: Amnesty

    Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended.

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    Trump urges 'strong and swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

    US President Donald Trump is urging the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence says.

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    Rohingya crisis: Britain suspends Myanmar military training

    Britain suspended its training programme for military in Myanmar due to the violence in Rakhine state, a British government spokesman says.

  • Supplies stretched, challenges many

    Amarpreet Singh and Jeevan Jyot Singh, two Indian volunteers with Khalsa Aid, stand looking at the long lines of refugees behind a truck laden with sacks of rice in Balukhali area of Ukhia. They are a little taken aback at the sheer number of people.

  • What I saw in Ukhia

    According to the latest UN report, nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over to Bangladesh. The Rohingya people, living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, are fleeing their homes they have lived in for 200 hundred years.

  • Don't interfere in Myanmar's internal matters

    Amid an international outcry over the military persecution of Rohingyas in Rakhine, Russia yesterday called on other countries to refrain from interfering in Myanmar's internal affairs.

  • 10 more Rohingya bodies recovered from Naf river

    Police have recovered 10 more bodies of Rohingya people, who tried to enter Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar, after another boat capsized in Naf river last night.

  • China supports Myanmar efforts for peace

    China supports the Myanmar government's efforts to maintain peace and stability in Rakhine state, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang says.

  • Only days old and fleeing for their lives

    A video of twin babies, not more than a few days old, brought along with the fleeting mass of Rohingyas has taken the internet by sympathy.

  • USCIRF condemns attacks in Rakhine state

    A United States congressional panel, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has strongly condemned the attacks in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

  • Sweden, UK seek UN meeting on Myanmar

    Sweden and Britain on Monday requested a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on the “deteriorating situation” in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, home to the majority-Buddhist nation’s Rohingya Muslims, diplomats say.

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    Parliament resolve to push Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees

    Bangladesh Parliament unanimously adopts a resolution urging the United Nations and the international community to exert strong diplomatic pressure on Myanmar government to take back Rohingya people, ensure their safe accommodation and give citizenship rights.

  • Tofail for diplomatic solution to Rohingya crisis

    Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has said the crisis regarding Rohingya influx into the country should be resolved through effective diplomacy.

  • Rohingya persecution is akin to genocide: NHRC

    Blasting the atrocities on Rohingya people, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque says Myanmar’s persecution is tantamount to genocide.

  • UN appeals for aid for Rohingyas

    UN appeals for aid as Rohingya refugee exodus nears 300,000

    The United Nations has appealed for aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Muslim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000, just two weeks after violence erupted there.


    Rohingya Crisis: What Bangladesh needs to do now

    While it is encouraging to know that Bangladesh has taken diplomatic initiatives to bring the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis to the international fora, the question is whether it has devised a strategy to go forward.

  • Rohingya crisis A concern for the region

    Rohingya crisis: A concern for the region

    Myanmar, on its part must, realise that blaming all the current atrocities on the so-called terrorists and claiming that its security forces had nothing to do with the crimes committed, in spite of unvarying accounts of thousands of refugees to the contrary, is neither credible nor helpful in solving the situation.

  • Is there any end to the plight of Rohingyas?

    We think, the Indian prime minister has lost an opportunity to play an honest broker here. Given the prestige India enjoys with the Myanmar establishment—Suu Kyi saying “Myanmar looked up to India for (guidance) and support”—and Bangladesh's close ties with India, a process of engagement could be initiated by Modi.

  • Modi–Suu Kyi on Rakhine situation

    Suu Kyi's denial of the persecution of the Rohingyas as "fake information" and Modi's one-sided position on the matter have shocked us. This was not the outcome of the Modi–Suu Kyi meeting that we in Bangladesh were looking forward to.

  • Myanmar trying to protect all citizens: Suu Kyi

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh leapt by 18,000 in one day, to 164,000.

  • Rohingyas building new slum in Ukhia

    The remote plateau of Bagghuna surrounded by small hills in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhia upazila, which was a void piece of green land even a few days ago, is now jostling with activities as Rohingyas, who have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, are building their homes there.

  • Starving refugees from Myanmar

    As we pointed out in our editorial yesterday, it is essential that we know the identities of the refugees so that they may be easily repatriated to Myanmar when the situation returns to normalcy.

  • Where is our Rohingya Policy?

    What we have today in the Rakhine State of Myanmar is a regime of ethnic cleansing. This latest round of pogrom of the Rohingyas is the result of the international community's abject lack of action.

  • Watch Live from Ukhia Rohingya shelter

    Follow the fresh influx of Rohingya refugees at Kutupalong camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox's Bazar as our Star Live team member Priyo Yusuf is reporting Live over our Facebook page.

  • Rohingya persecution continues

    The UN estimates that in just over one week more than 70,000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh. Bangladesh estimates the number stands between fifty and sixty thousand.

  • Indonesian minister to meet Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

    Indonesia's foreign minister is due to meet Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday to discuss delivering humanitarian aid to members of Myanmar's Rohingya minority, as Indonesian protesters urged their government to take a tougher line.

  • ‘Rohingya children beheaded, men burnt alive by Myanmar troops’

    Rohingya children and women are being massacred, burnt alive and are fleeing their homes as reports of renewed persecution against Rohingya Muslims living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar dominates international and local media.

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    Nearly 90,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh: UN aid workers

    Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of thousands of refugees from previous spasms of violence in Myanmar.

  • Misframed facts, prejudiced responses

    Rohingyas of northern Arakan are facing yet another round of armed atrocities. Not only are they at the receiving end of indiscriminate use of bullets, bayonets and firing from helicopter gunships; their homes, hearths, livestock, crops and businesses are being consumed by bellowing fire deliberately lit by the Burmese security forces and their Rakhine cohorts.

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    ‘18,000 Rohingyas crossed into Bangladesh last week’

    About 18,000 Rohingya Muslims are estimated to have crossed into Bangladesh in the last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says, seeking to escape the worst violence in Myanmar's northwest in at least five years.