Home » Archives by category » World » South Asia

DESPERATE JOURNEY – Powerful photos of the Rohingya exodus

DESPERATE JOURNEY GETTY IMAGES Behind the most haunting images of the Rohingya exodus Photographs and text by Kevin Frayer The boats usually arrive at night because it’s safer in the dark. Occasionally they come during the day, when a situation is urgent enough to risk fire from Myanmar border guards, or a window for safe passage […]

Simon Cameron-Moore, Yimou Lee YANGON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will stress the need to halt violence and stabilize Rakhine State when he meets the head of Myanmar’s military on Wednesday in a bid to ease the Rohingya refugee crisis, a senior State Department official said. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

Continue reading …

Meeting Dina Wadia on Madison Avenue By Andrew Whitehead on 03/11/2017 There was something remarkable about her – and with her passing, just about the last remaining link with South Asia’s independence era leaders has been broken. Dina Wadia. Credit: Andrew Whitehead’s blog Dina Wadia died on Thursday at the impressive age of 98. She […]

Continue reading …

Life in limbo Life in limboThe half-million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will not leave soon In fact, more keep arriving  Print edition | Asia Oct 19th 2017| KUTUPALONG THE Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh does not seem temporary. It consists of thousands of tents made of plastic and bamboo spread across undulating terrain. Groups of male […]

Continue reading …

After serving Indian army for 30 years, a retired soldier has been accused of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh and a case has been registered against him by the Assam police. The foreigners’ tribunal will hear the matter on 13 October, reports NDTV. Mohd Azmal Haque – who lives in Chayyagaon, 70 km from […]

Continue reading …

UN member states should act to pressure Myanmar to end crimes against humanity   September 28, 2017We, a global coalition of 87 civil society organizations, urgently call upon UN member states to take immediate steps to address the human rights abuses and humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya population. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN […]

Continue reading …

This Article was published in Huffington Post on September 22, 2017 and is Co-Authored by US Ambassador Osman Siddique & Samier Mansur As world leaders converged upon New York City for this week’s UN General Assembly, over 420,000 Rohingya refugees traversed the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee […]

Continue reading …

National Geographic Dispatches Without a Home, and Without Hope The Rohingya Muslim minority has fled repression in Myanmar for generations. In neighboring Bangladesh, refugee camps offer asylum, but life there remains bleak. By Brook Larmer Photographs by William Daniels PUBLISHED August 22, 2017 Since this article was published, the Myanmar military has escalated its attacks […]

Continue reading …

Only One Person Can Stop Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar, And It Isn’t Aung San Suu Kyi Min Aung Hlaing should be treated as a pariah by now. Soe Zeya Tun / Reuters General Min Aung Hlaing in Yangon, Myanmar. July 19, 2016. 09/13/2017  LONDON — If you haven’t been paying much attention to events in […]

Continue reading …

The Rohingya Genocide and Ambivalent Bangladesh by Taj Hashmi “Ambivalence” is a state of having simultaneous conflicting beliefs and opinions towards people, objects, events, and concepts. It is the most appropriate expression to portray the state of Bangladeshi indecisiveness toward the ongoing genocide of Rohingyas in Arakan. Both the people and their government in Bangladesh […]

Continue reading …

Rohingya crisis: Humanitarian situation catastrophic, UN says Image copyright EPA Image caption The number of Rohingya arriving in Bangladesh has tripled since a week ago Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. […]

Continue reading …

Religion is not the only reason Rohingyas are being forced out of Myanmar Minorities in Myanmar, including the Rohingya, are resilient in the face of persecution. Giuseppe Forino, Author provided Giuseppe Forino, University of Newcastle; Jason von Meding, University of Newcastle, and Thomas Johnson, University of Newcastle Recent weeks have seen an escalation of violence […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 69123Next ›Last »