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Rohingya Villagers Injured in Fights between Myanmar Military and Rakhine Rebels in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw — At least three Rohingya villagers suffered bullet injuries as Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army heavily fought in Kyauktaw Township in Northern Arakan State on Saturday (Mar 16) night. The fighting between the Myanmar military 'from SaKaKha 9' and the Rakhine rebels broke out at about 9:30 pm on Saturday night and it continued until 2 am Sunday (Mar 17).   "We heard first gun shot at about 9:30 pm. And then, it never stopped. We continued to hear sounds of… >>> Read More >>>

Kyauktaw — At least three Rohingya villagers suffered bullet injuries as Myanmar military and Rakhine Rebels known as Arakan Army heavily fought in Kyauktaw Township in Northern Arakan State on Saturday (Mar 16) night. The fighting between the Myanmar military 'from SaKaKha 9' and the Rakhine rebels broke out at about 9:30 pm on Saturday night and it continued until 2 am Sunday (Mar 17).   "We heard first gun shot at about 9:30 pm. And then, it never stopped. We continued to hear sounds of…

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Rohingya Boat Commandeered by Myanmar Border Guard Police Attacked by Arakan Army Rebels

Rathedaung — Rakhine rebels from Arakan Army (AA) ambushed a Rohingya-owned engine boat commandeered by Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) in northern Rathedaung on Sunday (Mar 10) evening, reports say. There were nineteen policemen and three women apparently relatives of some policemen on the boat along with two Rohingya men from 'Arkar Taung' village (taken as forced labours to steer the boat). After the ambush attacks, twelve police personnel and one woman went missing or feared dead and one… >>> Read More >>>

Rathedaung — Rakhine rebels from Arakan Army (AA) ambushed a Rohingya-owned engine boat commandeered by Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) in northern Rathedaung on Sunday (Mar 10) evening, reports say. There were nineteen policemen and three women apparently relatives of some policemen on the boat along with two Rohingya men from 'Arkar Taung' village (taken as forced labours to steer the boat). After the ambush attacks, twelve police personnel and one woman went missing or feared dead and one…

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Two Landmines Explode nearby Rohingya Village in Rathedaung

Rathedaung — Two landmines exploded simultaneously nearby a Rohingya village in Rathedaung Township on Tuesday (Feb 11) and no casualties occurred in the incident, reports say. At around 12:40pm of the day, a column of Myanmar military and BGP (Border Guard Police) numbering about hundred was reported to have been marching by 'Sin Kone Taing Rohingya' village towards 'Sin Kone Taing Rakhine' village in northern Rathedaung. As they reached by the Lakeside (to the east of 'Sin Kone Taing Rohingya… >>> Read More >>>

Rathedaung — Two landmines exploded simultaneously nearby a Rohingya village in Rathedaung Township on Tuesday (Feb 11) and no casualties occurred in the incident, reports say. At around 12:40pm of the day, a column of Myanmar military and BGP (Border Guard Police) numbering about hundred was reported to have been marching by 'Sin Kone Taing Rohingya' village towards 'Sin Kone Taing Rakhine' village in northern Rathedaung. As they reached by the Lakeside (to the east of 'Sin Kone Taing Rohingya…

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Aid workers race to batten down Rohingya refugee camp with no sign of crisis ending

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- In hotels and restaurants near the beach at Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh, international and local aid workers sent to help the Rohingya in the world's largest refugee settlement talk nervously of the major challenge ahead - the weather. Cox's Bazar was mainly known as Bangladesh's top local tourism spot, famed for the world's longest natural sea beach, until the 2017 arrival of more than 730,000 Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar in a human exodus of… >>> Read More >>>

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh -- In hotels and restaurants near the beach at Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh, international and local aid workers sent to help the Rohingya in the world's largest refugee settlement talk nervously of the major challenge ahead - the weather. Cox's Bazar was mainly known as Bangladesh's top local tourism spot, famed for the world's longest natural sea beach, until the 2017 arrival of more than 730,000 Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar in a human exodus of…

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Rohingya Survivors in Rathedaung Fear of Spillover from Fightings between Myanmar Military and Rakhine Rebels

Rathedaung — As their fightings with the Rakhine rebels (or Arakan Army) continue to escalate, the Myanmar military are taking shelter in/nearby a few surviving Rohingya villages in northern Rathedaung at night, triggering fear among the local Rohingya survivors of becoming victims of spillover. The fightings between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA) broke out nearby Rohingya village 'Akar Taung' hamlet of 'Yat Khone Taing' village tract in northern Rathedaung around 9:30am today (… >>> Read More >>>

Rathedaung — As their fightings with the Rakhine rebels (or Arakan Army) continue to escalate, the Myanmar military are taking shelter in/nearby a few surviving Rohingya villages in northern Rathedaung at night, triggering fear among the local Rohingya survivors of becoming victims of spillover. The fightings between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA) broke out nearby Rohingya village 'Akar Taung' hamlet of 'Yat Khone Taing' village tract in northern Rathedaung around 9:30am today (…

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Watch Free Rohingya Coalition conference Live from Barnard College, New York City

The International Conference on Protection and Accountability in Burma  February 8-9, 2019 Program: Against the backdrop of the completely stalled efforts at repatriating Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their country of origin, Myanmar, which the UN Fact Finding Mission officially recognized as a member state with an 'ongoing issue of genocide', the conference is designed to call the world’s attention to, and educate the international public at large about, the twofold need of protection and… >>> Read More >>>

The International Conference on Protection and Accountability in Burma  February 8-9, 2019 Program: Against the backdrop of the completely stalled efforts at repatriating Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their country of origin, Myanmar, which the UN Fact Finding Mission officially recognized as a member state with an 'ongoing issue of genocide', the conference is designed to call the world’s attention to, and educate the international public at large about, the twofold need of protection and…

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Rohingya: Meeting Point of Burmese Way to Genocide and China's Way of Economic Colonialism

Since 2012, Rohingya homelands in Arakan state, Burma (or Myanmar), have been plagued by violence primarily  driven by Burmese intent to continue slow-burning genocide against the Rohingya people and Chinese economic investments and projects i.e. Kyauk Phyu Deep-Sea Port, Gas and Oil, Rare Earth Minerals, Industrial Zones and other forms of development projects. In 2012, not mentioning the crimes against the Rohingya people amounting to Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, Rohingya residences… >>> Read More >>>

Since 2012, Rohingya homelands in Arakan state, Burma (or Myanmar), have been plagued by violence primarily  driven by Burmese intent to continue slow-burning genocide against the Rohingya people and Chinese economic investments and projects i.e. Kyauk Phyu Deep-Sea Port, Gas and Oil, Rare Earth Minerals, Industrial Zones and other forms of development projects. In 2012, not mentioning the crimes against the Rohingya people amounting to Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, Rohingya residences…

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ASEAN must take a stand on ongoing Rohingya genocide

This week, ASEAN foreign ministers are gathering in the northern Thai town of Chiang Mai for an informal summit, the first time they meet since Thailand assumed the regional bloc’s chairmanship at the turn of the year. As the diplomats come together on Jan. 17-18, they must make sure that one particular issue takes center stage — the genocide enfolding in Myanmar against the Rohingya. The plight of the Rohingya hit international headlines in August 2017, when the Myanmar security forces… >>> Read More >>>

This week, ASEAN foreign ministers are gathering in the northern Thai town of Chiang Mai for an informal summit, the first time they meet since Thailand assumed the regional bloc’s chairmanship at the turn of the year. As the diplomats come together on Jan. 17-18, they must make sure that one particular issue takes center stage — the genocide enfolding in Myanmar against the Rohingya. The plight of the Rohingya hit international headlines in August 2017, when the Myanmar security forces…

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Forcible repatriation of Rohingya dangerous

TEHRAN - Just a little more than a year ago, at least ten thousand Rohingya were killed in northern Rakhine state, at least 350 villages were burnt to the ground. As a result, about 750,000 had to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. I, on behalf of all Rohingyas, would like to thank the Bangladesh government and public for hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees. We appreciate all the efforts made by Bangladesh. However, Rohingya refugees have again faced the threat of forced repatriation.… >>> Read More >>>

TEHRAN - Just a little more than a year ago, at least ten thousand Rohingya were killed in northern Rakhine state, at least 350 villages were burnt to the ground. As a result, about 750,000 had to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. I, on behalf of all Rohingyas, would like to thank the Bangladesh government and public for hosting more than a million Rohingya refugees. We appreciate all the efforts made by Bangladesh. However, Rohingya refugees have again faced the threat of forced repatriation.…

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US genocide resolution welcome, but Rohingya need more

US will not intercede, and Myanmar's neighbors see it through economic lens, so international coalition for Rohingya needed LONDON -- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling the crimes committed by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims a genocide. This was the right thing to do. The U.S. lawmakers deserve to be applauded for trying to turn “Never again!” into a concrete U.S. governmental policy, following the U.S. Holocaust Memorial… >>> Read More >>>

US will not intercede, and Myanmar's neighbors see it through economic lens, so international coalition for Rohingya needed LONDON -- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling the crimes committed by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims a genocide. This was the right thing to do. The U.S. lawmakers deserve to be applauded for trying to turn “Never again!” into a concrete U.S. governmental policy, following the U.S. Holocaust Memorial…

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The solutions to the Rohingya crisis: Voices from the Field

The world witnessed a massive refugee situation in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar in 2017, where an extreme form of brutality perpetrated by the Myanmar security forces forced hundreds of thousands Rohingya people, known as the world’s most persecuted ethnic minority, fled to Bangladesh. Myanmar security forces, Burmese (Bamar) ethnic extremists and Rakhine Buddhist fundamentalists combinedly formed an alliance to perpetrate a deadly operation, called clearance operation, started from… >>> Read More >>>

The world witnessed a massive refugee situation in the borderland of Bangladesh and Myanmar in 2017, where an extreme form of brutality perpetrated by the Myanmar security forces forced hundreds of thousands Rohingya people, known as the world’s most persecuted ethnic minority, fled to Bangladesh. Myanmar security forces, Burmese (Bamar) ethnic extremists and Rakhine Buddhist fundamentalists combinedly formed an alliance to perpetrate a deadly operation, called clearance operation, started from…

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The world must finally give us Rohingya a say in our fate

By now, the world is well aware of the horrors experienced by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority over the past two years. Starting on Aug. 25, 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a campaign of terror against the Rohingya in the country’s western Rakhine state, compelling virtually the entire community to flee. Since then, more than 700,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. This week, according to an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the refugees are supposed to start… >>> Read More >>>

By now, the world is well aware of the horrors experienced by Myanmar’s Rohingya minority over the past two years. Starting on Aug. 25, 2017, the Myanmar military unleashed a campaign of terror against the Rohingya in the country’s western Rakhine state, compelling virtually the entire community to flee. Since then, more than 700,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh. This week, according to an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar, the refugees are supposed to start…

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