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THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE ROHINGYA CRISIS

THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THE ROHINGYA CRISIS

The ongoing persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar has led to a crisis that, despite being decades in the making, is worryingly unexpected in its scale. Criticisms of ethnic cleansing coupled with an exodus of nearly 500,000 refugees is plunging South Asia into a bleak situation. Yet one of the biggest mistakes that continues to be made is viewing the plight of the Rohingya ...

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Mount international pressure on Myanmar army over Rohingya issue: Rushnara

Expressing concern over the Rohingya crisis, visiting UK Prime Minister’s trade envoy Rushnara Ali MP stressed the need for mounting international pressure on Myanmar army to solve the problem.   “Though Myanmar is a democratic country its army has control over the government. Defence, border are fully under their control, so it is needed to create pressure on them to ...

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Fresh fires, bomb blast in Myanmar’s Rakhine: government

Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the government said Friday, the latest unrest in a region that has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohinyga Muslims flee in under a month.   The violence comes days after Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared that the military had ceased its ...

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Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingyas

Rohingya refugees live in concrete pipes in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 20, 2017. — Reuters photo Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters threw petrol bombs before police dispersed them by firing into the ...

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No cut in rice price despite traders’ assurance

A file photo shows varieties of rice at a city shop. The price of rice is yet to fall in the city’s retail markets although traders at a meeting on Tuesday had assured the government to bring down the price of the staple from Wednesday. — New Age photo The price of rice is yet to fall in the city’s ...

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PM reiterates call for creating global fund for water

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated her call to create a global fund to support research work on water and innovation as well as technology transfer for achieving sustainable development goals in the area of water resources and management.   “We value water as rights and water ensures human dignity. So, we envision a water secure world for all,” ...

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Bangladesh suffer injury scare as Tamim pulls muscle in South Africa warm-up

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal has suffered an injury at the start of a three-day warm-up match ahead of the two Tests against South Africa. The opener left the field retired hurt after pulling a muscle in the fifth over against South African Invitational XI at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Thursday morning. Tamim played just 13 balls, opening the match ...

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Model who became ‘top JMB leader’ arrested in Dhaka, says RAB

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a “top militant leader” of the Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh in Dhaka, who was once a fashion model. Mehedi Hasan, 29, was arrested in Banasree during a raid on a house on Wednesday, said RAB-3 Commander Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud. He was remanded to RAB custody for four days for a terror case filed ...

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India presses on with Myanmar defence supplies in show of support

India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar’s government in a sign of strong support for a neighbour that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. The arms were discussed during a visit by the chief of Myanmar’s navy, Indian officials said on Thursday. The two sides also talked about training Myanmar sailors on top of the courses taught to its ...

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Rescuers in harrowing school search as Mexico quake toll hits 225

Rescuers and people work at a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Mexico City, Mexico Sept 19, 2017. Reuters Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country’s most lethal earthquake in a generation. The magnitude 7.1 ...

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