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Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar 11 September 2017 From the section Asia Asia migrant crisis Media playback is unsupported on your device Aid agencies say Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are in desperate need of aid The security operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, the UN […]

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Rohingya Muslim crisis: 400,000 sign petition to strip Aung Sang Suu Kyi of Nobel Prize ‘The de facto ruler has done nothing to stop this crime against humanity,’ says campaigner Harriet Agerholm @HarrietAgerholm Monday 11 September 2017 02:55 BST The Independent Online The leader of Burma’s National League for a Democracy was given the prestigious award […]

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The Hindu Suhasini Haider, Delhi 11 September, 2017 Delhi broke silence on Rohingya issue India’s shift in position on the Myanmar issue on Saturday, where it expressed concerns about the outflow of Rohingya refugees for the first time in recent months, was prompted by a series of requests from the Bangladesh government “at the highest […]

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Rohingya Crisis, George Soros, Oil & Lessons For India When George Soros comes to this or that country… he looks for religious, ethnic or social contradictions, chooses the model of action for one of these options or their combination and tries to ‘warm them up’. By Shelley Kasli – September 8, 2017 The ongoing crisis […]

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– F R Chowdhury Myanmar (previously known as Burma) is a vast country of 676,550 sq. km. or 261,217 sq. Miles on the north-east coast of Bay of Bengal. It is between Bangladesh and Thailand though it has also long shared a border with India and China. Its population is only about 49 million. The […]

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Published September 4, 2017  •  Author – Karen News International Human Rights Groups Call for independent Inquiry as Reports of Ethnic Cleansing Emerge as Thousands of Rohingya Flee Burma United Nation sources estimates that as many as 30,000 Rohingya have fled Burma for Bangladesh. Media reports from Bangladesh put the numbers closer to 70,000. The […]

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Why Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize Won’t Be Revoked By RUSSELL GOLDMAN      SEPT. 4, 2017 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been conspicuously silent on the Rohingya issue. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images HONG KONG — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, […]

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Myanmar conflict: Fake photos inflame tension By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent  Image copyright Bettmann/Getty Image caption This photo is from Bangladesh in 1971 but is being shared on social media to describe Rohingya people in Myanmar as terrorists A recent surge in violence in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state has been […]

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Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar amid tales of ethnic cleansing Huge influx of refugees expected to arrive in Bangladesh in coming days, with accusations of genocide in Rakhine state Rohingya refugees carry an elderly man as they cross the border into Bangladesh. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP Jacob Judah on the Myanmar border Saturday 2 September 2017 […]

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Members of Myanmar’s Red Cross help elder woman, who is fleeing a conflict area, upon arriving in Sittwe jetty, in Rakhine State on Wednesday. At least 18,500 Rohingyas have fled into Bangladesh in the last six days. — AFP photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the United States to put pressure on Myanmar […]

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The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army said its 25 August attacks were staged in ‘self-defense’ and would continue until Rohingya rights are restored, according to a senior militant official. The official identified himself as Abdullah while giving an exclusive interview with Asia Times on the day after 25 August attacks. He said the surprise wave of […]

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