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16 November 2017 9:22

  A human rights group says Myanmar’s army has been slitting the throats of Rohingya Muslims and burning them alive.     According to a Wednesday report by the group Fortify Rights, Mayanmar forces engaged in "widespread and systematic attacks" on Rohingya Muslims over the last two years. The report titled “They tried to kill us all," is based on over 200 interviews...

13 November 2017 15:42

  A group of prominent Orthodox leaders has asked the Knesset to investigate reports that Myanmar is using weapons sold by Israel to commit atrocities against Rohingya Muslims.  A dozen Orthodox rabbis submitted a letter to lawmaker Avi Dichter who chairs a Knesset committee tasked with overseeing Israel’s arms exports, Ha’aretz reported on Monday. “Has Israel sold arms to Myanmar in recent years, as alleged in several foreign reports,...

13 November 2017 15:15

  A probe by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reveals numerous cases of exploitation and trafficking in Bangladesh’s refugee camps, where Rohingya children have been subjected to forced labor, beatings and sexual assaults. The IOM found that Rohingya refugee children working harsh hours for little pay in Bangladesh, with some suffering beatings and sexual assault. Independent reporting by Reuters published by the...

13 November 2017 8:30

  Iran's Red Crescent Society (IRCS) is scheduled to set up a medical center in Bangladesh to render humanitarian supplies to Myanmar Muslim refugees. IRCS representative in Bangladesh Hassan Esfandiar said on Sunday that Iran's humanitarian aid, including sugar, cooking oil and tea, has been distributed among the Rohingya refugees sheltered in Bangladesh. Following an August 25 attack against Muslim minorities by Myanmar...

10 November 2017 13:39

  A court in Myanmar has sentenced two journalists hired by Turkey’s state broadcaster to two months in prison over flying a drone near the country’s parliament without a license. Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia, who were arrested last month, were convicted on Friday of violating an aircraft law by filming footage with the drone. The two...

9 November 2017 17:36

  Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on world leaders to address the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, who have been fleeing government-sanctioned violence in the Southeast Asian country since late last year. The New York-based rights organization made the plea on Thursday as world leaders are set to gather for a host of summits in Asia from November 10 to...

3 November 2017 19:50

  The United Nations children's agency, UNICEF, says life-threatening malnutrition has spread perilously among Rohingya child refugees who have fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh. The UNICEF said on Friday that preliminary data showed that a full 7.5 percent of the children crammed into one of the camps in Bangladeshi district of Cox's Bazar face the risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition. More...

2 November 2017 16:02

  Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has visited the country’s Rakhine State, long after government-sanctioned violence against minority Muslims in the area drove out almost half of the Muslim population living there. The Myanmarese leader arrived aboard a military helicopter in the provincial capital of Sittwe amid tight security on Thursday morning. An exodus of distressed Muslims in Rakhine has...

31 October 2017 14:15

  At least seven Rohingya Muslims, including three babies, have drowned in two separate incidents near the Bangladeshi coastline while fleeing violence in Myanmar. Four of the refugees died on Tuesday after their boat sank in inclement weather off the coast of Bangladesh, police authorities said. “There were at least 33 people in the small trawler, which capsized after it was caught in...

27 October 2017 10:40

  According to Israeli daily Haaretz, the Israeli regime has continued to sell advanced weaponry worth tens of millions of dollars to Myanmar even after a deadly government-sanctioned military campaign against Rohingya civilians in the Southeast Asian country came to light.

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