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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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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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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 03: Peter Oborne, an author and columnist for the Daily Mail, Catherine West, an MP and member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on International Trade, Richard Cockett, editor and columnist at The Economist, Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, and S. Sayyid, a professor at the University of Leeds attend a […]

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NEW DELHI: The Centre on Tuesday said that the Army has been deployed to stop Rohingya Muslims’ infiltration into the country and has also directed the states not to let them spread. “The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Assam Rifles are deployed to stop further infiltration of the Rohingyas,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh […]

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Antonio Guterres writes ‘nothing could have prepared’ him for the ‘bone-chilling’ accounts he heard from Rohingyarefugees WASHINGTON  – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres lashed out at the international community over the ongoing tragedies befalling Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingyapeople. In a scathing op-ed published in the Washington Post, Guterres recounted the horrors the Rohingya are being subjected to, saying nothing could […]

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UN rights head slams US splitting children from parents GENEVA  – The UN human rights chief on Monday urged the U.S. administration to end its policy of forcibly separating the children of undocumented immigrants from their parents. “In the United States, I am deeply concerned by recently adopted policies which punish children for their parents’ actions. […]

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European Rohingya Council calls on international community to protect Rohingya Muslims fleeing state persecution in Myanmar By Faruk Zorlu ANKARA (Burma Times) – The European Rohingya Council (ERC) called on the international community to help protect Rohingya Muslims, who are fleeing state persecution in Myanmar. “We are calling international community to bring the perpetrators of genocide into international justice. We also call international community […]

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The Burma Times A Rohingya child has died tragically in a road accident today (Wednesday) in Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf high way, a refugee said. The incident occurred at noon near the Mouchani Primary School in Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf main road of Mouchani village under the Teknaf Police Station. It is known that Usmat Ara was hit and killed by […]

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