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UN chief raises alarm over Rohingya in speech before Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

The conservative ASEAN, which includes Myanmar and other countries critical of its handling of the Rohingya crisis like Malaysia, have refused to formally discuss the crisis as a bloc in a strongly critical manner.

Myanmar’s Aung Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine as Rohingya exodus in spate

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has faced heavy international criticism for not taking a higher profile in responding to what U.N. officials have called “ethnic cleansing” by the army.

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US lawmakers calls for ‘tangible actions’ against Myanmar’s military

The letter calls for “tangible actions against the Myanmarese government to end the violence, help the Myanmarese people, and make clear that there will be consequences for those who commit such atrocities against civilians.”

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Lawmakers urge US to craft targeted sanctions on Myanmar military

In a letter, a group of Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives called for “meaningful steps” against Myanmar’s military.

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Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

The UNHCR video shot on Monday shows thousands upon thousands of Rohingya Muslims trudging along a narrow strip of land alongside what appears to a rain-swollen creek in the Palong Khali area in southern Bangladesh.

Five dead, dozens missing as Rohingya boat sinks in Bangladesh

The boat was carrying around 50 people when it sank, Border Guard Bangladesh informed.

Get Myanmar refugees home, not to camps: Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan

Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said on Thursday that she had created a committee to oversee all international and local assistance in Rakhine.

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SC defers hearing on Rohingya deportation to November 21, but warns against emotional arguments

The latest development comes after the Union Home Ministry in July said illegal immigrants such as Rohingyas pose security challenges as they may be recruited by terror groups

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Myanmar violence a deliberate strategy to expel Rohingya, says UN

The attacks against Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state by security forces and Buddhist mobs were “coordinated and systematic,” with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar but preventing them from returning, a UN report said.

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China’s rise has consequences for human rights beyond its borders

The kind of diversity seen in the US, despite Donald Trump, doesn’t exist in China, where the run-up to Communist Party Congress offers a reminder of how the country works and why it would not care about human rights.

In 2016, 74 cases of infiltration along the border were reported as compared to 108 in 2015.

India-Myanmar border: Panel may not curb free movement within 16 km

The panel headed by special secretary (internal security) Rina Mitra may also suggest a verification of those living in the FMR zone using Aadhaar to rule out misuse by refugees.

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Bangladesh’s plan for mega refugee camp ‘dangerous’: UN official

Rohingya refugees: The arrival of more than half a million Rohingya refugees who have fled an army crackdown in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state since August 25 has put an immense strain on already packed camps in Bangladesh.

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Rohingya insurgents open to peace but Myanmar ceasefire ending

The one-month ceasefire declared by the Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid in violence-racked Rakhine State is about to end.

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Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Up to 15,000 people joined the demonstrations in Bangladesh’s second largest city, police said, organised by hardline Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam to protest against the killings of the Rohingya.

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Myanmar claims success in stopping Rohingya exodus; refugees disagree

“The Myanmar authorities in northern Rakhine went to the border areas where thousands of Bengalis await to flee and talked to them,” said Myanmar government’s information committee