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Bangladesh delays return of Rohingya refugees

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Jan 22, (AFP): The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting “a lot of preparation” was still needed. Dhaka had been due to start the huge process on Jan 23, …

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KFH cooperates with UNHCR to aid Rohingya refugees

First bank to sign support and coordination agreements with UN Organizations in GCC r KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: KFH Group CEO – Mazen Saad Al-Nahedh said that KFH is expanding its social role to include GCC, Arab and Global zones, adopting various projects and activities to serve all nations and …

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6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar: Doctors

2 Reuters reporters held BANGKOK, Dec 14, (Agencies): 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 …

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Pope avoids Rohingya row – ‘Respect human rights’

NAYPYITAW, Nov 28, (Agencies): Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselves to justice, human rights and respect for “each ethnic group and its identity”. The pope avoided a diplomatic backlash by not using …

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Pope dives into Rohingya crisis – Refugees hope pontiff will bring peace

YANGON, Myanmar, Nov 27, (Agencies): Pope Francis arrived Monday on a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh to encourage their tiny Catholic communities and reach out to some of Asia’s most peripheral and poor, but the big question looming was whether he would utter the word “Rohingya” while he’s here. Francis …

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Rohingya have to go back: Cardinal – Pope visit can help

VATICAN CITY, Nov 26, (AFP): The top Catholic official in Bangladesh hopes Pope Francis’s visit there and to Myanmar will bolster moves to alleviate the Rohingya refugee crisis that has put the neighbouring nations in the global spotlight. Despite last week’s deal to return to Myanmar some of the hundreds …

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Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal

YANGON, Nov 23, (Agencies): Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal on Thursday paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fl ed violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis. More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since August, …

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Leaders fail to condemn attack on Rohingyas

MANILA, Nov 16, (Agencies): Southeast Asian leaders kept silent over accusations of ethnic cleansing carried out by Myanmar’s army in a statement Thursday, instead expressing support for the country’s efforts to bring peace and harmony to northern Rakhine state. More than 600,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar since …

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Draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis

Trump, Duterte bond at summit; US says rights mentioned briefly MANILA, Nov 13, (RTRS): A draft of the statement to be issued after a Southeast Asian summit makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has been described by the …

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Kuwait follows up on Rohingya plight in Myanmar, says official

‘Genocides against humanity’ NEW YORK, Oct 31, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is following up with deep concern and distress on the Rohingya plight in Myanmar where the Muslim community is targeted with mounting violence, tantamount to genocides against humanity. Kuwait affirms necessity of implementing UN recommendations to stop grave …

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