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After serving Indian army for 30 years, a retired soldier has been accused of being an illegal migrant from Bangladesh and a case has been registered against him by the Assam police. The foreigners’ tribunal will hear the matter on 13 October, reports NDTV. Mohd Azmal Haque – who lives in Chayyagaon, 70 km from […]

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UN member states should act to pressure Myanmar to end crimes against humanity   September 28, 2017We, a global coalition of 87 civil society organizations, urgently call upon UN member states to take immediate steps to address the human rights abuses and humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya population. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN […]

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An aerial view shows a burn down Rohingya village near Maungdaw in the north of Rakhine state in Myanmar, September 27, 2017. — Reuters photo International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of […]

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Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom’s repression of women. The kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, has been widely criticised for being the only country in the world that bans women from driving, despite […]

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Three United Nations peacekeepers from Bangladesh were killed and four others were injured on Sunday in explosion of a powerful improvised explosive device planted in the ground by a terrorist group in West African country Mali, said Inter Services Public Relation Directorate. The deceased Bangladeshi peacekeepers were Sergeant Altaf of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps […]

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Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinicians and other health workers said. The medics’ accounts, backed in some cases by medical notes reviewed by Reuters, lend weight to repeated allegations, […]

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This Article was published in Huffington Post on September 22, 2017 and is Co-Authored by US Ambassador Osman Siddique & Samier Mansur As world leaders converged upon New York City for this week’s UN General Assembly, over 420,000 Rohingya refugees traversed the monsoon rains and bloodied fields of Myanmar into Bangladesh’s make-shift and overcrowded refugee […]

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Myanmar’s Vice-President Henry Van Thio says his government is “deeply concerned” about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, he said Myanmar was investigating “a problem of significant magnitude”. But he repeated the government line that the reason for the upheaval was unclear and that the “great […]

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has ordered the allocation of $15 million to alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Rakhine state of Myanmar. This was announced by Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, adviser at the Royal Court and general supervisor of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Work, […]

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech to the nation over Rakhine and Rohingya situation, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar 19 September. Photo: AFP Aung San Suu Kyi faced mounting criticism Tuesday over what some world leaders are now calling the “ethnic cleansing” of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, despite her plea for patience from the […]

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New analysis of satellite imagery from Burma’s Rakhine State shows the near total destruction of 214 villages, Human Rights Watch said today. World leaders meeting at the United Nations should urgently adopt a General Assembly resolution condemning the Burmese military’s ethnic cleansing, while the UN Security Council should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo. […]

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Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says that her country does not fear the scrutiny of the international community, as more than 400,000 minority Rohingya have fled violence in the country’s northern Rakhine State, CNN reports. “It is not the intention of the Myanmar government to apportion blame or to abdicate responsibility. We condemn […]

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