Thursday, 19 October 2017

Tag Archives: Rohingya Muslims

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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Tillerson says Myanmar violence must stop, supports Suu Kyi

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LONDON: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has delivered the toughest condemnation yet from a Trump administration official of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, likening the violence against them to ethnic cleansing and demanding it stop. Tillerson directed the blame toward Myanmar’s powerful military, which is responsible for security operations ...

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Rohingya Muslims injured as Burmese military plant land mines: Amnesty

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LONDON: Burma’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state. Amnesty International reported two people were wounded on Sunday as 300,000 Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh the past fortnight following what they deem government-sponsored persecution. Refugee accounts ...

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Responsibility for defeating terror not Pakistan’s only: Corbyn

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Pakistan should be treated with respect In a reply to US President Trump’s policies, Britain’s Labour party Chief Jeremy Corbyn, remarked that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and states should not criticise it. Recently, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

TOPSHOT - A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar's Rakhine state holds a baby  after arriving at a refugee camp near the Bagladeshi town of Teknaf on Septebmer 5, 2017.
Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M ASAD        (Photo credit should read K M ASAD/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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UN Chief Urges Myanmar To Give Legal Status To Rohingyas

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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

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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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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

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Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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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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