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Rohingya community leader shot dead in Bangladesh refugee camp

COX’S BAZAR: Gunmen shot and killed a prominent Rohingya Muslim leader in a refugee camp in southern Bangladesh, following months of worsening violence in the world’s largest refugee settlement. Mohib Ullah, who was in his late 40s, led one of

India draws criticism for deporting Rohingya girl to Myanmar

NEW DELHI: A 14-year-old Rohingya Muslim girl has been taken to a border town in northeastern India for deportation to Myanmar, as the UN refugee agency and rights groups pressed to halt the process. Tens of thousands of Rohingya, who

Fire engulfs Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A huge fire swept through Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying thousands of homes belonging to the Muslim minority. The blaze at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar district erupted in the late afternoon on Monday and

Remembering the Rohingya – Yet another persecuted Muslim community

This month marks the third anniversary of the fleeing of more than 750,000 Rohingya from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh after a military-led crackdown. Almost a million Rohingya refugees stuck in Bangladesh mark three years since escaping from Myanmar with

Justice for Rohingyas

The persecuted Rohingyas had a moment of celebration as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Myanmar to take emergency measures to prevent genocide of the Muslim minority community. In a unanimous verdict, the Hague-based world court said that Myanmar

Rohingya genocide hearing

It was an unusual sight as Nobel laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi arrived at the International Court of Justice to defend the Myanmar military over charges of genocide against the Muslim minority Rohingyas. The human rights icon who struggled against

ICC approves probe into Myanmar Rohingya abuse

THE HAGUE: The International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a full investigation into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the southeast Asian nation faced mounting legal pressure worldwide over their fate. Judges backed a prosecution request to probe allegations

400 Rohingya returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh: Embassy

DHAKA: Myanmar’s embassy has stated that around 400 Rohingya refugees have returned to its country from Bangladesh. Myanmar’s embassy posted photos that purported to show 46 more voluntary returnees that were being received in the country, taking the total number