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Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000

More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Myanmar, mostly minority Rohingya Muslims -- more than twice the government's total -- a senior United Nations representative told AFP on Friday, urging Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out.


Rohingyas the jihadists?

The Rohingyas are being projected as terrorists out to kill Myanmar soldiers and civilians. At least Aung San Suu Kyi has spoken along these lines.


Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protest against Myanmar

Indonesian Muslims protested outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday demanding an end to violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority.


Rohingya issue: need for UN intervention

The continuous oppression is bound to trigger bigger backlash from the Rohingya community and hence, more violence on the horizon.


At least 18,500 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine unrest rages

At least 18,500 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since fighting erupted in Myanmar's neighbouring Rakhine state six days ago, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday.


Myanmar villages burn as Rakhine unrest rages

Smoke billowed from at least three burning villages in the remote section of Rakhine state where Myanmar's military is carrying out sweeps for militants, an AFP reporter saw Wednesday.


With art and sport, young refugees build new lives in Greece

Jawad Ahmadi, an 18-year-old Afghan, reached the island of Lesbos a year ago with his older brother and cousin, believing Greece would be just a temporary stop on his way to Germany.


Around 250 feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

Over 250 African migrants were feared drowned in the Mediterranean Thursday after a charity's rescue boat found five corpses close to two sinking rubber dinghies off Libya.


Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya

Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert said Monday, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community.


Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.


 

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