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UN’s Zeid Toughens Warning of ‘Genocide’ in Myanmar

Zeid Raad al-Hussein

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a British television interview to be shown. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar, says aid group

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BANGKOK: International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar’s security forces. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, said in a statement made available Thursday that it had conducted ...

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UK pledges £12 million to tackle overseas violence against women

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Penny Mordaunt: ‘Today we are stepping up our leadership’ LONDON: New support measures have been announced to tackle the “global scandal” of violence against women and girls (VAWG). Up to £12 million will be given to a UN fund over three years to support its work against crimes including female ...

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Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

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YANGON: Pope Francis will be meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s different religious communities at the Catholic archbishop’s residence in Yangon. He arrived in the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet separately Tuesday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital. Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist with ...

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Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

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Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people. He will also visit Bangladesh to where more than 600,000 people have fled from what Amnesty International called “crimes ...

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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

Rex Tillerson

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

Aung San Suu Kyi

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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