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EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

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YANGON: The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon. Mogherini and foreign ministers from Asia and Europe toured refugee camps along Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and heard ...

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Trump Asia tour

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When a president who boasted he could shoot someone in central New York and still get elected meets another president who boasts he has actually killed people, and remains popular and in office, you know not to expect much on human rights. And so it proved in the much-anticipated meeting ...

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Rex Tillerson calls for Myanmar Rohingya crisis probe

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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for an independent investigation into Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis. Myanmar’s army has been accused of killing Rohingya people and burning their villages, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee to Bangladesh. Mr Tillerson said the crisis concerned the US, but added that sanctions ...

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Rohingya Muslims await chance to enter Bangladesh

An exhausted Rohingya lies on the muddy ground after crossing over from the Myanmar border into Bangladesh, near Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Nov. 1 2017. In a scene that's played out over and over again, at least 2,000 exhausted and starving Rohingya crossed the swollen Naf river on Wednesday and waited along the Bangladesh border for permission to cross, fleeing persecution in Myanmar. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

PALONG KHALI: The scene has played out with heartbreaking regularity as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh: terrified knots of men, women and children crossing the swollen Naf River and waiting along the border for permission to cross. On Thursday, at least ...

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Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name

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LONDON: The City of London Corporation has also been debating revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Freedom, bestowed upon her earlier this year. The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of ...

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Dozen die, scores missing as Rohingya boat capsizes

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DHAKA: At least 12 Rohingya refugees, mostly children, drowned when their boat capsized on the way to Bangladesh, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more than half a million people from their homes. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official Abdul Jalil told AFP ...

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Violence must stop, UK minister urges Myanmar

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LONDON: Foreign Office minister Mark Field has told Aung San Suu Kyi to end violence in Rakhine State and grant full humanitarian access. But Mr Field said the country’s de facto leader was in a “difficult position”, with public opinion in Myanmar “strongly anti-Rohingya”. And Aung San Suu Kyi was ...

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Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said there were “immense” challenges after visiting the overflowing camps around Cox’s Bazar ...

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Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

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NEW YORK: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater ...

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Suu Kyi: I don’t fear global scrutiny over Rohingya crisis

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MYANMAR’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has publicly defended her country over the Rohingya refugee crisis which has seen more than 400,000 Muslims flee across the border. Violence erupted over a week ago when the government of Myanmar, also known as Burma, claimed it was cracking down on insurgents following ...

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