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February 2018

All-party International Development Committee links visa refusal to recent report on Rohingya By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON (AA) – The Myanmar Embassy in London has rejected visas to a British parliamentary delegation, according to the parliamentary group Tuesday. “Today, the Burmese Embassy has failed to provide visas for the International Development Committee to travel to Burma [Myanmar],” […]

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LONDON – Aid agencies are reinforcing shelters, moving latrines and providing search and rescue training in the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh before monsoon rains strike in April, bringing deadly landslides and floods. The United Nations migration agency warned that flash floods could wash away fragile shelters, housing about 100,000 refugees and local families, in […]

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European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on February 26 agreed to prepare sanctions against Myanmar generals over the killings of Rohingya Muslims and to strengthen the EU arms embargo, accusing state security forces of grave human rights abuses. The ministers called on the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, to draw up a list of […]

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Trump has embraced the NRA’s call to safeguard schools by arming teachers, but he also has voiced support for strengthening background checks for prospective gun buyers US President Donald Trump on Monday urged governors not to be afraid of the nation’s most powerful gun lobby as they seek to beef up school safety after last […]

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14 journalists attended 2-week journalism training organized by Turkish state broadcaster TRT ANKARA Explaining the situation in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state, Rohingya journalists from Germany, Bangladesh and Myanmar shared their bitter experiences while covering the Rohingya refugee crisis. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Monday, Mohammad Qadir, who has been reporting on Rohingya for more than […]

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Bangladesh rushes to build up Floating Island in Bay of Bengal amid sustainability concerns BHASHAN CHAR (Bangladesh) • Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the […]

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Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes. BANGKOK (AP) — First, their villages were burned to the ground. Now, Myanmar’s government is using bulldozers to literally erase them from the earth — in a vast operation rights groups say is destroying […]

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Myanmar commits genocide, de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi ignores biggest human catastrophe since Rwanda, says Wajid Khan BRUSSELS It is obvious that what is happening in Rohingya is an ethnic cleansing and Rohingya blood is not cheaper than European blood, said the member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the United Kingdom. Wajid Khan, […]

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