Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rohingya region, UN seeks access

Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rohingya region, UN seeks access

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun   Nay Pyi Taw, September 19 (IANS) Breaking her silence on Rohingyas, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government condemned […]

Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

A Rohingya refugee woman looks on in a newly built makeshift camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   DHAKA, September 16 (Reuters) – Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more “provocative acts” could have “unwarranted consequences”, raising the possibility of a deterioration […]

Myanmar says U.S. official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

Myanmar says U.S. official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

Rohingya refugees cook food outside their temporary shelters at Thaingkhali makeshift refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   YANGON, September 15 (Reuters) – Myanmar said on Friday a visiting U.S. official would not be allowed to go to a region where violence has triggered an exodus of nearly 400,000 Rohingya […]

China endorses Myanmar’s crackdown; U.N. sees ‘ethnic cleansing’

China endorses Myanmar’s crackdown; U.N. sees ‘ethnic cleansing’

Smoke is seen on Myanmar’s side of border as an exhausted Rohingya refugee woman is carried to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal, in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   YANGON, September 14 (Reuters) – China has endorsed Myanmar’s offensive against Rohingya Muslim […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to skip U.N. assembly to deal with Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to skip U.N. assembly to deal with Rohingya crisis

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi talks during a news conference with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun   YANGON, September 13 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to […]

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

Smoke is seen on Myanmar’s side of border as Rohingya refugees get off a boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   YANGON, September 12 (Reuters) – Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than […]

U.N. appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300,000

U.N. appeals for aid as Myanmar refugee exodus nears 300,000

Rohingya refugees walk through a paddy field after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, September 10 (Reuters) – The United Nations has appealed for aid to deal with a humanitarian crisis unfolding in southern Bangladesh after the number of Muslim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar neared 300,000, just two […]

Security tightened along Myanmar border to check Rohingyas’ influx

Security tightened along Myanmar border to check Rohingyas’ influx

Rohingya refugees walk through water after crossing border by boat through the Naf River in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 7, 2017. (Photo by Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters)   Imphal, September 9 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday said that security along the 364-km long Manipur-Myanmar border has been beefed up to check the possible […]

Red Cross fills U.N. void in Myanmar’s violence-torn region

Red Cross fills U.N. void in Myanmar’s violence-torn region

Rohingya refugees climb up a hill after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON, September 9 (Reuters) – The Red Cross organizations are scaling up operations in Myanmar’s violence-riven northwest, after the United Nations had to suspend activities there following government suggestions that its agency […]

U.N. warns of catastrophe as Myanmar Rohingya exodus nears 150,000

U.N. warns of catastrophe as Myanmar Rohingya exodus nears 150,000

A Rohingya refugee girl sits next to her mother who rests after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   YANGON/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh, September 6 (Reuters) – Nearly 150,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in less than two weeks, officials said on Wednesday after the United Nations chief warned […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi under pressure as almost 125,000 Rohingya flee violence

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi under pressure as almost 125,000 Rohingya flee violence

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the funeral ceremony of Aung Shwe, former chairman of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in Yangon, Myanmar August 17, 2017. RETUERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files   COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/DHAKA, September 5 (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with […]

NRL exports diesel consignment to Myanmar

Imphal, September 4 (IANS): Assam’s Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) on Monday commenced export of High Speed Diesel to Myanmar, an official said.   An NRL spokesman said that two tankers carrying 40 kilolitres of the fuel were flagged off by NRL’s Director, Finance, S.K. Barua on Monday from Manipur’s Moreh town to Myanmar’s Tamu, where […]

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