Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday. Bangladesh’s four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the nearly 430,000 newly arrived refugees from Myanmar with phone plans while the ban is in force. “For ...

‘All three soldiers raped me’: Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

‘All three soldiers raped me’: Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

Shamila clutches her daughter’s hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children...

Bangladesh: Influx of Rohingya refugee ‘over’ after zero new arrivals in days

Bangladesh: Influx of Rohingya refugee ‘over’ after zero new arrivals in days

The influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh has ground to a virtual halt, officials said Saturday, almost a month after the eruption of violence in Myanmar which has seen...

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

Fires rage in Rakhine as Myanmar army blames Rohingya for mosque blast

(UPDATED) Myanmar’s army chief on Saturday blamed Rohinyga militants for an explosion outside a mosque in Rakhine state, as a rights group accused the military of starting...

Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

France, Britain, the United States and four other countries have asked the UN Security Council to meet next week to discuss the ongoing violence in Myanmar, according to a request...

Social media ‘hate speech’ aggravating Rohingya crisis: US official

Social media ‘hate speech’ aggravating Rohingya crisis: US official

Hate speech and misinformation on social media have amplified ethnic tensions in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, a US official said Friday, urging the country’s “better...

Fresh fires, bomb blast in Rakhine State after ceasing ‘clearing operations’: Gov’t

Fresh fires, bomb blast in Rakhine State after ceasing ‘clearing operations’: Gov’t

Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the government said Friday, the latest unrest in a region that has seen hundreds...

Bangladesh frees Myanmar photographers

Bangladesh frees Myanmar photographers

Bangladesh authorities Friday released two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for a German magazine after they were granted bail by a court, police and a lawyer...

Myanmar Times deletes article accusing media of aiding ‘terrorist groups’

Myanmar Times deletes article accusing media of aiding ‘terrorist groups’

The Myanmar Times has deleted an article that accused mainstream media of “exaggerating the exodus of Bangalis from Myanmar,” confusing “the villains and the...

Hindu refugees from Myanmar find sanctuary in Bangladesh

Hindu refugees from Myanmar find sanctuary in Bangladesh

by Claire COZENS In a small village in southern Bangladesh, hundreds of Hindu refugees from neighboring Myanmar are being handed plates heaped with dal and rice, less than a mile...


 

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