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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

Suu Kyi's government has blocked visas for a UN-fact finding mission tasked with probing accusations of military abuse.

published on : 23rd November 2017

US doubts China's move to resolve Rohingya refugee crisis

The US welcomes the recent exchanges between the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh on the ability to repatriate these individuals voluntarily.

published on : 23rd November 2017

History of Australia's offshore detention centre in Papua New Guinea

Australia has come under sharp criticism from the United Nations and human rights groups for its policy of holding asylum-seekers in offshore detention camps in the Pacific. 

published on : 23rd November 2017

Supreme Court to hear arguments in Rohingya deportation case today

In an October 13 hearing, the court observed that national importance could not be secondary and at the same time, the human rights issue of these immigrants should be kept in mind.

published on : 21st November 2017

Aid groups urge UN rights council session on Rohingya crisis

Earlier this month the UN Security Council dropped plans to adopt a resolution demanding an end to the violence in Myanmar in the face of strong opposition from China.

published on : 21st November 2017

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya by UN

25 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Sudanese -- including 15 women and four children -- should reach France at the latest in January.

published on : 20th November 2017

European Union to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi

The refugees massing in grim Bangladeshi camps have given chilling and consistent accounts of widespread murder, rape and arson at the hands of security forces.

published on : 19th November 2017

Unlike present PM, Indira Gandhi stood up for refugees: A K Antony

The former defence minister yesterday accused the government of pushing out around 40,000 Rohingyas when they were seeking help and care.

published on : 16th November 2017

'Mounting evidence' of Myanmar genocide: watchdogs

The report by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Southeast Asia-based Fortify Rights documents "widespread and systematic attacks" on Rohingya civilians.

published on : 16th November 2017

Merkel faces make-or-break deadline on coalition talks

Stakes are especially high for Merkel, Europe's most powerful woman, who is still smarting from the bruising she received over her decision to allow over a million asylum seekers into the country.

published on : 16th November 2017

Tillerson says Myanmar sanctions won't solve Rohingya crisis at this time

Tillerson called for a independent investigation into credible allegations that soldiers were committing atrocities against the Muslim minority.

published on : 15th November 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Myanmar to meet Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Tillerson's visit comes as global outrage builds over an army clampdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya out of the mainly Buddhist country since late August.

published on : 15th November 2017

13-year-old Rohingya Muslim boy can't swim but floats on oil drum to Bangladesh

Nabi Hussain is now alone, one of an estimated 40,000 unaccompanied Rohingya Muslim children from Myanmar living in Bangladesh.

published on : 13th November 2017

Papua New Guinea ups pressure on refugees to leave Australian camp

Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island camp in an increasingly tense stand-off with authorities since Australia declared the facility closed on Oct 31 and shut off electricity, water.

published on : 13th November 2017

Tillerson to deliver warning in Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on that Myanmar's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

published on : 13th November 2017
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