Monday, 16 July 2018

Tag Archives: Rohingya Muslims

Foreign aid to be shifted to support UK policy, Boris Johnson says

Boris Johnson

LONDON: The UK’s aid budget will be shifted to projects that promote its interests, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said the money will be “more sensibly distributed” to support foreign policy aims such as denying safe havens to Islamist militants. His comments came as Penny Mordaunt, the international ...

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

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

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

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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Rohingya Muslims await chance to enter Bangladesh

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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Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

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

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

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

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

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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