The recent Rohingya crisis started on August 25 when Muslim insurgents of Rohingya origin attacked security posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The tough response of the country's authorities triggered violent clashes, resulting in the death of hundreds of people and forcing thousands of others to flee.
Rohingya refugees are fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar only hoping to survive, representatives of humanitarian agencies told Sputnik.
The organization has analyzed fire-detection data, satellite imagery and photos and videos from the ground. According to Amnesty International, the evaluation of its information has revealed that an orchestrated campaign to burn the villages of the Rohingya Muslim minority has been ongoing across the region for almost three weeks.
On September 14 the Guardian released a video allegedly depicting burning facilities in Myanmar's Rakhine and people crossing a river while fleeing the region. The media outlet specified that the footage had not been independently verified due to limited media access to the region but noted that it “prompted accusations” against the government.
UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric says that about 370,000 Rohingya civilians from Myanmar have poured into Bangladesh since August 25.
Uzbekistan's Foreign Ministry says the country is going to send humanitarian aid to refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Myanmar's importance on the "geopolitical chessboard" of US strategy in Asia allows its leadership to remain unscathed despite the outbreak of violence which has forced the Rohingya minority to flee their homes, international lawyer Barry Grossman told Iran's Press TV.
The US may meddle in Myanmar's domestic affairs as it previously did in Iraq and Afghanistan if Naypyidaw doesn't hurry up and solve the burning Rohingya issue, Turkish politician Hasan Bitmez told Sputnik, warning that Washington's involvement risks exacerbating the situation even further.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Friday warned against accusing the Myanmar authorities of cruelty toward the Rohingya minority amid religiously-charged clashes in the country, saying Naypyidaw is willing to comply with international country's recommendations on the issue to ease tensions.
The people of Myanmar have full confidence in their de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to resolve the issue of violent clashes between the security forces and the Muslim minority in the country's northern Rakhine State, student at the Myanmarese diplomatic academy Nay Myo Zin told Radio Sputnik.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has firmly ruled out any possibility of revoking the Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's Peace Prize, despite mounting international pressure and outcries of protest from fellow Peace Prize winners against Rohingya Crisis.
The outbreak of violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar requires immediate action by the country's government to solve the century-old ethnic-religious conflict between Buddhists and the Rohingya Muslim minority, Chris Lewa, director of The Arakan Project, told Radio Sputnik, offering ways to tackle the problem.
As the recent escalation of violence in Myanmar has resulted in thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, hundreds have been killed by the country’s military. Peace activists have launched a petition to revoke the Nobel Peace Prize from the "de facto ruler" Aung San Suu Kyi, as she "has done virtually nothing" to stop the violence.
According to the Middle East Eye news outlet, Israel is adding fuel to the violent Rohingya crisis in Myanmar by selling arms to the government. The report comes as the conflict which has already seen hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands displaced is gaining momentum.
As the recent escalation in violence in Myanmar has resulted in hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, an exclusive Reuters report claims that Myanmari troops have been laying landmines across a section of the border between the two states.
Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded to growing international criticism of her government by slamming "fake news” reports about the plight of the country’s Rohingya Muslims.
UN Secretary-General urged the Myanmar authorities to give Rohingya people a legal status.
The world, and especially the Ummah, is incensed at what is being portrayed as genocide against Muslims in Myanmar, but the reality of what's happening there is a lot more complex than the simplistic rumors lead one to believe, and the geopolitical ramifications of this crisis could become very far-reaching.
The UN Refugee Agency and Norwegian Refugee Council urge the international community to do the utmost to help the Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar amid UN inability to provide humanitarian aid in the region.
The Rohingya conflict in Myanmar, which had caught its second wind in August 2017, appears to be a crisis long in the making: the conflict between the countries Buddhists and Muslims actually originates from the 19th century.
Hundreds of people have gathered for a rally in front of the Myanmar embassy in central Moscow to voice their protest against recent deadly sectarian clashes in the country's western state of Rakhine, a source in a law enforcement agency told Sputnik Sunday.
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