Category: Features

Bangladesh: No ARSA, Arakan Militant Bases in Country

Bangladesh’s government on Wednesday vehemently denied allegations by neighboring Myanmar that Rohingya and Arakan militants were operating bases on Bangladeshi territory, after officials in Naypyidaw vowed to “crush” Arakan Army insurgents in Rakhine state. None of these groups were in Bangladesh, nor was the country “harboring any terrorist organization within its soil,” the Bangladeshi Ministry […]

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Rakhine Political Parties to Meet Over Myanmar Official’s Remarks on Ethnic Army

A Rakhine political party said Wednesday that it will hold a meeting in Rakhine state’s capital Sittwe to discuss a warning by a central government spokesman this week against support for the region’s ethnic military force following a deadly attack it conducted on police outposts. The Buddhist Arakan National Party (ANP) has invited other Rakhine-based […]

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Rakhine Insurgents Kill 13 Policemen, Injure Nine Others in Myanmar Outpost Attacks

An ethnic Rakhine insurgent group launched coordinated attacks on four police outposts near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh early Friday, killing 13 policemen and injuring nine others, a spokesman for the Myanmar Army said, as violence in restive northern Rakhine state intensified. The Arakan Army, a Rakhine Buddhist military force that has recently been fighting the […]

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India Deports Five Rohingya to Myanmar

Indian authorities on Thursday deported five Rohingya Muslims to neighboring Myanmar who had been in custody since 2014 for entering India’s northeast without proper papers, officials said, part of a central government crackdown on illegal immigration. The Rohingya – three men and two women – were transferred to Myanmar authorities at the Moreh crossing point, […]

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