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Myanmar army chief urges unity over Rohingya ‘issue’

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International Desk : Myanmar’s army chief has urged the country to unite over the “issue” of the Rohingya, a Muslim group he says has no roots in the country, and which his troops are accused of systematically purging.

The military says its “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine...

UN chief says Suu Kyi has "a last chance"

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International Desk : UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday said Aung San Suu Kyi now had her "last chance" to stop atrocities on ethnic Rohingya Muslims amid growing global outrage over her response to the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

"If she does not reverse the situation now...

EU parliament resolution praises Bangladesh over Rohingya issue

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Dhaka : The European Parliament yesterday took a resolution praising Bangladesh for its humane approach in handling surges of fleeing Rohingyas and asked the EU nations to consider slapping a sanction on Myanmar.

"(The EU Parliament) acknowledges the effort by Bangladesh, in the face of this...

Empty villages, Rohingya on the run: Who is left in Myanmar's Rakhine?

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International Desk : A military campaign to wipe out Rohingya insurgents has rained violence down on Myanmar's Rakhine state, sending nearly 390,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees fleeing for sanctuary in Bangladesh.

Around 30,000 Rakhine Buddhists and Hindus have also been displaced, as ethnic and...

US hails Bangladesh for sheltering Myanmar refugees

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International Desk : The United States has appreciated Bangladesh for hosting hundreds of thousands of Myanmar refugees and asked the Myanmar authorities to pay respect to the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the civilians in Rakhine state.

"We thank Bangladesh for hosting hundreds of...

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