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UN expert concerned over escalating conflict in Myanmar GENEVA (BT) – A UN expert expressed her concerns over the escalating conflict in northern and central Rakhine and Chin States of Myanmar on Friday, calling for the protection of civilians in the region. In a statement Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in […]

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 Resolution overwhelmingly clears chamber 394-1 WASHINGTON (BT) – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday labeling as “genocide” Myanmar’s ongoing crimes against the country’s minority Muslim Rohingya population.  The resolution cleared the chamber 394-1. Steve Chabot, who introduced the legislation, said in a statement after its passage that he asked fellow lawmakers to “affirm that the […]

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UK can play crucial role in ending Rohingya genocide  Cross-party panel also discusses role of international community and International Criminal Court LONDON (AA) – The UK can play an instrumental role in bringing an end to the Rohingya genocide by Burmese authorities, a parliamentary session heard late Monday.  The message was conveyed at an event organized […]

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Lou Aguila Bangkok ( BT)  The Myanmar government must first show ‘clear signs of sincerity’ of its recalibrated position of allowing the Rohingya back to their communities, particularly in violence-riddled Rakhine State of the country. Mark Green, the administrator of USAID (United States Agency for International Development, stressed this statement at the conclusion of his […]

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Awards have grown into one of most prestigious photo contests, Anadolu Agency’s Deputy Director General Mutanoglu says By Yasemin Kalyoncuoglu ANKARA (BT) – The second exhibition of work from 80 award-winning photographs in Anadolu Agency’s 2018 Istanbul Photo Awards opened in Ankara on Thursday. “Anadolu Agency is the address of news, photos and videos but we […]

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Bangkok (BT) A ranking Bangladeshi official urged Myanmar to “demonstrate strong political will and visible actions” to end discrimination against the Rohingya and vowed to ask “international partners to intensify their campaign for (a) permanent solution to the Rohingya problem.” Attending the launch of “One Year on: Time to Put Women and Girls at the […]

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Hague-based court ruled that it has jurisdiction to investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state ANKARA  – Myanmar has disregarded the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling that the court has jurisdiction to investigate the crimes against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s northwestern Rakhine state. “The Court has jurisdiction over the crime against humanity of deportation allegedly committed against members of […]

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Sanctions could target top officials or businesses linked to country’s military. Several EU countries are considering expanding sanctions against Myanmar in the wake of calls from the United Nations for senior military officials from the country to be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya population. The EU has already placed sanctions — including a travel ban and asset freezes — […]

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Decision significant step in right direction, says Amnesty official By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON – A decision by the International Criminal Court in the Hague, which paves the way for investigations into atrocities targeting the Rohingya minority is a “clear signal” to Myanmar, according to a senior official from the Amnesty International. “This decision is a significant step […]

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