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U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying whether the United States would take any action against Myanmar’s military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims […]

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country’s south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. Among those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police chief. Scores were also wounded, both policemen and […]

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbors in Myanmar’s violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help. Diplomats and aid groups called on the government to step in after Reuters exclusively reported the dire situation faced by […]

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

UN starts cholera vaccinations in Bangladesh among Rohingya

The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh Tuesday amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there. Thousands of Rohingya men and women lined up in intense heat at makeshift health centres on Tuesday, many with young children […]

October 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 14 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least 14 dead as Rohingya refugee boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least 14 Rohingya refugees, most of them children, drowned and scores more were missing Monday after their overloaded boat capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar. Authorities in Bangladesh said the boat was carrying 60 to 100 people when it overturned and sank in rough seas on Sunday night. The […]

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Death toll rises to 24 in Pakistan shrine suicide bombing

Death toll rises to 24 in Pakistan shrine suicide bombing

The death toll from a suicide bombing at a Shiite shrine in the country’s southwest increased to 24 after four victims died at a hospital overnight, police said Saturday. A suicide bomber struck the shrine packed with worshippers in a remote village in Jhal Magsi district, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) east of Quetta in […]

October 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh carving out forest land to shelter desperate Rohingya

Bangladesh carving out forest land to shelter desperate Rohingya

Hard-pressed to find space for a massive influx of Rohingya Muslim refugees, Bangladesh plans to chop down a swathe of forest to extend a tent city sheltering destitute families fleeing ethnic violence in neighboring Myanmar. More than half a million Rohingya have arrived from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since the end of August in […]

October 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rohingya fleeing Myanmar say army redoubling push to clear villages

Rohingya fleeing Myanmar say army redoubling push to clear villages

Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh amid a fresh exodus from strife-torn Myanmar have described whole villages being emptied and thousands marching to the border as security forces redouble efforts to drive remaining Muslims from their homes. More than 500,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled ethnic bloodshed in Myanmar in the past month and numbers are again […]

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women forced to remove the veil on day one of Austrian burqa ban

Women forced to remove the veil on day one of Austrian burqa ban

Muslim women in Austria were forced by police to remove their facial coverings on Sunday, as an anti-burqa law came into effect. The so-called ‘burqa ban’ prohibits facial coverings including niqabs and burqas, and also places restrictions on surgical masks, ski masks and clown make-up worn in public. Yesterday, a woman wearing a niqab facial […]

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 50 killed as gunman opens fire at Las Vegas live concert

At least 50 killed as gunman opens fire at Las Vegas live concert

A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a shower of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives, officials said Monday. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More […]

October 2, 2017 | By | Reply More