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Scepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) Bangladesh and Myanmar are supposed to begin repatriation in January but the plan is repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for a lack of preparation

REFUGEE. File photo of fleeing Rohingya refugees rests under a makeshift shelter near Ukhiya on the Bangladesh border on August 27, 2017, after violence erupted in bordering Myanmar's Rakhine state. AFP PHOTO / Sam JAHAN

4 revellers held after Bangladesh bans 'rainbow rally'

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Officers hold 4 young men who joined revellers at the main new year parade at Dhaka University seeking to hold a rally in support of gay rights which had been denied permission

BENGALI NEW YEAR. Bangladeshis attend a colorful procession to welcome the Bengali New Year - 1423 - at Shahbagh in Dhaka, Bangladsesh, April 14, 2016. Photo by Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh group to hold 'rainbow rally' despite threats

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Roopbaan a group which promotes freedom of love and gender equality in the Muslim majority nation says its members will be part of the new year parade to be held in central Dhaka on Thursday

Myanmar arrests Thai migrant boat owner – state media

May 30, 2015 - 12:25 PM

The 53 year old man is detained in the country s biggest city Yangon the Global New Light of Myanmar reports

'RESCUED.' In this handout photo released May 22, the Myanmar navy rescue a boat loaded with 219 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh according to a government website. Malaysia and Indonesia say they would start helping thousands of Rohingya migrants on boats off their shores. Handout photo from Myanmar Information Ministry/EPA

The Rohingya and the port of last resort

May 29, 2015 - 2:22 PM

We know our place in the world We are the port of last resort and have little to offer the Rohingya beyond a separate peace Yet I write this with pride in the hope that there will always be a cluster of islands southwest of the Pacific where no ship in need is called unwanted

THE UNWANTED. A Rohingya migrant eats food dropped by a Thai army helicopter after he jumped to collect the supplies at sea from a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

US to Myanmar: Make Rohingya citizens

May 22, 2015 - 8:56 PM

The widespread persecution of the impoverished Muslim community in Myanmar s western Rakhine state is one of the primary causes for the current crisis

RESCUED. Myanmar and Bangladeshi Rohingya migrants rescued by local Indonesian fisherman arrive in Kuala Langsa, East Aceh, Indonesia, on May 15, 2015. Photo by Hotli Simanjuntak/EPA

Myanmar says boat people belong to Bangladesh, not its shores

May 11, 2015 - 9:20 PM

Nearly 2 000 people from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been rescued or swum to shore in Malaysia and Indonesia after people smugglers apparently abandoned them in boats

SQUALID CAMPS. An internally displaced Muslim family sits in front of their bamboo accommodation at a camp on the outskirts of Sittwe in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine on March 30, 2014. File photo by Soe Than Win/AFP

UN presses Myanmar over Rohingya rights

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:25 PM

The resolution urges the government to protect the rights of all inhabitants of Rakhine state and allow equal access to full citizenship for the Rohingya minority

GRANT CITIZENSHIP. Bangali (also known as Rohingya) people gather near a tent at a temporary school at Gaung Dokka Muslim refugee camp near Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, November 13, 2014. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to discrimination against the Rohingya ethnic Muslim minority. File photo by Nyunt Win/EPA

Myanmar plans 'indefinite detention' for some Rohingya: HRW

Oct 03, 2014 - 11:03 PM

A document says those who refuse to comply and those without the requisite documentation to complete the citizenship process would be held in temporary camps in required numbers