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At Least 6,700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says

At Least 6,700 Myanmar Rohingya Killed In Single Month, Aid Group Says

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in what has been described as “ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar’s Rakhine state over a one-month period between August and September, according to the international aid group Doctors without Borders. The group, known by its French acronym MSF, conducted field studies to determine the number of people killed in […]

December 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Indian court convicts man over brutal rape, murder of student

Indian court convicts man over brutal rape, murder of student

An Indian court Tuesday found a man guilty of raping and murdering a law student in a frenzied knife attack in southern Kerala state that sparked nationwide outrage. The murdered student was found dead in a pool of blood in her home in Perumbavoor town on April 28, 2016, with nearly 30 stab wounds and […]

December 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Over 60 killed in South Sudan cattle battles- officials

Over 60 killed in South Sudan cattle battles- officials

At least 60 people have been killed and dozens wounded in battles over livestock in South Sudan, local officials said Friday, the latest in a series of attacks between rival communities. Battles over cattle between rival factions of the Dinka people, the Rup and Pakam clans, broke out on December 6 in the central area […]

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising in response to Trump’s Jerusalem plan

Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising in response to Trump’s Jerusalem plan

The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. The Israeli military said it was reinforcing troops in the occupied West Bank, deploying several new army battalions and putting other forces on […]

December 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial or religious […]

December 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh, Cambodia leaders meet on Rohingya, other issues

Bangladesh, Cambodia leaders meet on Rohingya, other issues

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met with her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, on Monday during an official visit to the Southeast Asian country. Several agreements on trade, economic and technical cooperation were signed by officials and witnessed by the two leaders after their bilateral meeting. Hasina said she asked for Hun Sen’s support in helping […]

December 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses Rohingya word

Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses Rohingya word

Pope Francis’ meeting with Rohingya refugees during his trip to Bangladesh has sparked anger in Myanmar after referring to them as “Rohingya”. Some 620,000 Rohingya live in squalid camps in Bangladesh having fled brutal Burmese government violence and oppression against the Muslim minority in Myanmar. Days earlier during a visit to Myanmar, the Pope had defended his decision […]

December 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Strong cyclone kills at least 12 in southern India

Strong cyclone kills at least 12 in southern India

A strong cyclone over the southeast Arabian Sea triggered heavy rains and strong winds in southern India, damaging hundreds of huts, power lines and trees and killing at least 12 people, officials said Saturday. More than 2,000 people have taken shelter in relief centers in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts in Tamil Nadu state and in […]

December 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
12 killed, 32 injured in terrorist attack in Pakistan

12 killed, 32 injured in terrorist attack in Pakistan

Islamist militants stormed a provincial government complex for agriculture research in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 12 people including students and wounding 35 others, police and rescue officials said. Police and military troops killed three attackers during a firefight and while clearing the complex in Peshawar, they said. The main Taliban militant group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, […]

December 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump attacks British PM after criticism of anti-Muslim videos

Trump attacks British PM after criticism of anti-Muslim videos

US President Donald Trump publicly upbraided British Prime Minister and ostensible ally Theresa May late Wednesday, rebutting her criticism of anti-Muslim propaganda in a diplomatic row between the two leaders. Plunging headlong into a high-profile spat with one of America’s closest international partners, Trump suggested May focus on defending the United Kingdom rather than criticizing […]

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