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Pope Francis visits Myanmar amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

November 27, 2017 2:23 am
Pope Francis visits Myanmar amid ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Pope Francis is in Myanmar for talks with its leaders against the backdrop of a government-backed ethnic cleansing campaign underway against the country’s minority Rohingya Muslims. The head of the Roman Catholic Church left Rome on Sunday night for Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, for a three-day visit. Pope Francis is […]

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Rights groups urge international monitoring of Rohingya’s return

November 24, 2017 10:00 pm
Rights groups urge international monitoring of Rohingya’s return

Rohingya refugee children wait for food at a food distribution center in the Thankhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia, November 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Prominent human rights groups have called on international agencies to monitor the safe return of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, as global pressure […]

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Myanmar’s army abuse against Rohingya Muslim , girls may be war crime: United Nations

November 23, 2017 5:50 am
Myanmar’s army abuse against Rohingya Muslim , girls may be war crime: United Nations

This photo, taken on November 12, 2017, shows a girl standing on the sandy banks of the natural boundary between Myanmar and Bangladesh and near a makeshift camp in Rakhine State, in Myanmar. (By AFP) The United Nations (UN) says widespread atrocities perpetrated by Myanmar’s army against Rohingya Muslim women […]

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Amnesty International concludes Myanmar treatment of Rohingya constitutes crime against humanity

November 21, 2017 4:30 pm
Amnesty International concludes Myanmar treatment of Rohingya constitutes crime against humanity

Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have entered Bangladesh by boat, walk toward refugee camps after landing in the Bangladeshi district of Teknaf, on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) “State-sponsored” violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes the “crime against humanity of apartheid,” Amnesty International has concluded, following a probe […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

November 14, 2017 9:00 am
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN)’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the urgency of attempts needed to end the appalling plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. […]

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European Union Commissioner says 40,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees

November 1, 2017 10:01 pm
European Union Commissioner says 40,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees

Young Rohingya Muslim refugees walk back to their temporary makeshift shelters at the Moynar Ghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on November 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides says more than 40,000 unaccompanied child refugees are among Rohingya […]

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European Union Commissioner says 40,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees

10:01 pm
European Union Commissioner says 40,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees

Young Rohingya Muslim refugees walk back to their temporary makeshift shelters at the Moynar Ghona refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on November 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides says more than 40,000 unaccompanied child refugees are among Rohingya […]

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Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

October 25, 2017 11:10 am
Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

Myanmar’s Home Affairs Minister Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe (L) receives his Bangladeshi counterpart, Asaduzzaman Khan, at the ministry headquarters in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, October 24. Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to immediately halt the “outflow” of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh and take steps to return them to Myanmar, where the […]

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Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

11:10 am
Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

Myanmar’s Home Affairs Minister Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe (L) receives his Bangladeshi counterpart, Asaduzzaman Khan, at the ministry headquarters in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, October 24. Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to immediately halt the “outflow” of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh and take steps to return them to Myanmar, where the […]

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United Nations opens key fundraising conference for Rohingya refugees

October 23, 2017 12:30 pm
United Nations opens key fundraising conference for Rohingya refugees

Delegates attend a pledging conference to help Rohingya Muslims on October 23, 2017 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations has opened a major fundraising conference aimed at securing aid for nearly one million persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh. Elisabeth Rasmusson, the deputy […]

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