Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tag Archives: Rohingya

Malaysia, Bangladesh accuse Myanmar of ‘insincerity’ on Rohingya crisis

DHAKA: According to a report by Bangladeshi-daily, the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the international community assured Bangladesh of remaining engaged in the efforts to solve Rohingya crisis so that forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals can return to their homeland with safety, security and dignity. “The world community have shown ...

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Rohingya plight ‘shames us all’: Angelina Jolie

DHAKA: Angelina Jolie was ”humbled” to speak to refugees in Bangladesh. The ‘By The Sea’ star stopped by Kutupalong refugee camp in Teknaf, the southernmost point of mainland Bangladesh, and admitted it was ”deeply upsetting” to meet so many families from the ethnic group Rohingya, who have left the Rakhine ...

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EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters

STRASBOURG: The EU’s diplomatic chief condemned Myanmar’s jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country’s tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men’s treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country’s hardline Official ...

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Petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi’s lakeside villa in Myanmar

YANGON: A man threw a petrol bomb at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, officials said, a rare attack on a national figurehead who enjoys strong domestic support but has drawn global outcry over her reticence to speak up for the Rohingya. There ...

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Pope enjoys a rickshaw ride in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature enjoyed a rickshaw ride during a visit to St Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday. Around 100,000 Bangladeshi Catholics crammed into a park in central Dhaka, cheering and chanting “viva il papa” (“long live the pope”) as Francis was driven through the ...

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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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India: Rohingya have ‘terror’ ties

Demonstrators in New Delhi shout slogans against the killing of Rohingya in Myanmar last week India’s government said on Monday it has evidence showing some Rohingya in the country have ties to “terror organisations” and pose a security threat that justifies a mass deportation of the ethnic group. India’s home ...

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Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000: UN rapporteur

SEOUL: More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Rakhine State, mostly from the Rohingya community, a senior United Nations representative told media – around twice the government’s figure. “Perhaps about a thousand or more are already dead,” said Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights ...

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