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19 December, 2017 4:44 PM Panel formed for return of Rohingya

Bangladesh and Myanmar have formed a 30-member Joint Working Group (JWG) which will oversee the repatriation of Rohingya refugees. The formation of the JWG, a follow-up to an agreement signed on November 23, was announced on Tuesday after Foreign Secretary-level talks between the two countries in Dhaka. Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque and his Myanmarese 24

5 December, 2017 11:43 AM Working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar tells UN

Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. GENEVA: Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of safe and voluntary 39

27 November, 2017 7:10 AM Pope begins Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

Only about 700,000 of Myanmar's 51 million people are Roman Catholic. Thousands of them have travelled by train and bus to Yangon, the country's main city, to catch a glimpse of the Pope. Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world's most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States 71

24 November, 2017 5:01 PM ‘Doubts rise over Rohingya repatriation agreement’

Experts and aid groups question implementation process A day after Bangladesh and Myanmar announced a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees back to the Rakhine state, aid agencies, rights groups and experts raised doubts about the implementation of the agreement. According to the agreement signed in Naypyidaw, Bangladesh would start sending the Rohingya 36

21 November, 2017 6:33 AM Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees, says Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months. A military clearance operation launched in Myanmar's Rakhine State has driven more than 6,00,000 Rohingya out of the Buddhist-majority 50

20 November, 2017 7:36 AM Aung San Suu Kyi says world is facing conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism

She did not directly mention the Rohingya exodus in her speech to welcome European and Asian foreign ministers in Naypyitaw Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism, in a speech that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out thousands of unwanted 33

3 November, 2017 12:07 PM Al-Qaeda suspect accuses Tihar guards of sexual harassment

It is alleged that Rahman had come to India to train refugee Rohingya Muslims to fight the Myanmar Army.  New Delhi: An Al-Qaeda suspect lodged in Tihar jail on charges of radicalizing Rohingyas to fight the Myanmar Army has accused the prison guards of sexually harassing him, a media report said on Friday. Rahman moved an application against five Tamil 39

3 November, 2017 2:30 AM Over 800,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh in most acute situation: UN

United Nations: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has told the UN Security Council that over 800,000 Myanmar Rohingya were probably in the "most acute" situation. Grandi made the remarks about Rohingya refugees, as in comparison to 65 million to 66 million people forcibly displaced in the world, Xinhua news agency reported 37

29 October, 2017 4:34 PM Despite Rohingya crisis, thousands march in support of military

Thousands of people have marched in support of Myanmar's military in the city of Yangon, although it has come under criticism from the international community for its ongoing crackdown against the Muslim-majority Rohingya. Thousands of people have marched in support of Myanmar's military in the city of Yangon, although it has come under criticism from the international 12

23 October, 2017 2:17 PM Bangladesh sends delegation to Myanmar as Rohingya crisis deepens

Bangladesh on Monday sent a high-level delegation to Myanmar for talks on the deepening Rohingya crisis as Dhaka sought to increase pressure on Naypyidaw to take back 600,000 members of the minority Muslim community who have fled Rakhine state to escape persecution. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan is leading the 12-member delegation comprising chiefs 35