Friday, 5 March 2021

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UN Chief Urges Myanmar To Give Legal Status To Rohingyas

NEW YORK: UN chief Antonio Guterres has called on Myanmar government to grant either nationality or legal status to the Muslims of Rakhine state and voiced concern over the violence that has forced nearly 125,000 people to flee to Bangladesh. Secretary-General Guterres said he is “deeply concerned” about the security, ...

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Rohingya crisis: Boris Johnson warns Suu Kyi over Muslim treatment

LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi that the treatment of the Muslim Rohingya is “besmirching” the country’s reputation. Mr Johnson called on Ms Suu Kyi, the country’s de facto leader, to “use her remarkable qualities” to end prejudice against Muslims in Rakhine state. Violence ...

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Nearly 20,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

At least 18,500 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled into Bangladesh over the past six days amid renewed fighting in western Myanmar. The figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday came amid increasing concerns by the international community, with foreign governments and ...

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Rohingya refugees ‘forcibly returned’ to Myanmar

DHAKA: Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned at least 90 Muslim Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, as thousands of civilians from the ethnic minority area, on the other side of the border, attempt to escape from continuing violence that has killed scores of people. At least 20 Rohingya were caught ...

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Rohingya flee for Bangladesh as fresh violence erupts in Myanmar

DHAKA: About 1,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing escalating violence in Myanmar had been halted at the border with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi security officials said, as fresh fighting erupted in Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine state. The death toll from attacks staged by Rohingya insurgents has climbed to 89, including 77 insurgents and 12 members ...

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Rescuers pull bodies from plane wreck in Myanmar sea

DAWEI:  Myanmar search and rescue teams were pulling dead bodies from the sea off the country’s southern coast Thursday after a military plane crashed with more than 120 people on board. The commander-in-chief’s office said 10 corpses, including five children and four women, had been retrieved so far from the ...

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