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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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Kuwait donates $15 mln in Rohingya refugees aid

‘Untenable situation’: Bangladesh GENEVA, Oct 23, (Agencies): Kuwait announced on Monday its commitment to donate $15 million offered by official and public bodies during the International Donor Pledging Conference for the Rohingya Refugees to alleviate their sufferings. This came in a speech by Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah in …

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Queen Rania urges help for Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 23, (AP): Jordan’s queen said Monday that the international community must respond effectively to end the suffering of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fl ed to Bangladesh to escape persecution by Myanmar authorities. Queen Rania, who visited a refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar …

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Kuwait committed to providing relief aid for Rohingya refugees

Al-Jarallah heads team for Rohingya confab in Geneva COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 22, (KUNA): Said to be the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, the Rohingya community who have been fl eeing to Bangladesh have recorded half a million people since violence broke out in neighbouring Myanmar on Aug 25. Kuwait …

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‘Hundreds of Rohingya killed’ – Amnesty International

Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators. More than 580,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since …

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Rohingya repatriation planned – ‘Myanmar ready for returnees’

DHAKA, Oct 2, (AFP): A Myanmar minister on Monday proposed taking back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, according to Dhaka’s top diplomat. But no details of the planned repatriation were given by Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, and there was …

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Rakhine magnet for Chinese cash – Myanmar to verify returnees

YANGON, Sept 28, (AFP): Myanmar is poised to begin “verifying” how many of the near half a million Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh it will take back, the Ministry of Information said Thursday, naming land and sea points in restive Rakhine state for their return. Some 480,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled …

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Hindus recount massacre – UN confronts Myanmar crisis

UNITED NATIONS, United States, Sept 27, (AFP): The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss the violence in Myanmar, moving to step up its response to the exodus of 480,000 Rohingya Muslims in what has been condemned as “ethnic cleansing.” The meeting sets the stage for …

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