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    Rohingya crisis: China draws 3-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh

    China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that refugees can return from Bangladesh, China's foreign ministry says ahead of meeting of European and Asian officials in Myanmar.

  • Suu Kyi silent on Rohingya crisis at ASEM

    Though silent about the protracted Rohingya crisis, State Counsellor and Union Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi calls for a new and stronger partnership among countries in Asia and Europe for the maintenance and promotion of peace and sustainable development through collective efforts.

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    Resolving Rohingya Crisis: Europe stands by Bangladesh

    Germany, Sweden and the European Union yesterday extended their strong support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue. They also highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her great humanitarian gesture of sheltering tens of thousands of forcibly displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh, reports BSS.

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    Japan will press for Rohingya repatriation

    Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says he will press Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in Asean summit.

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    US senators dub atrocities in Myanmar as 'war crime'

    Visiting US Senators has dubbed as "war crimes" the atrocities inflicted on Rohingyas by Myanmar security forces as they called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a day after visiting them in their makeshift refuge in Cox's Bazar.

  • Canadian minister to visit Bangladesh Nov 21-23

    Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, is to visit Bangladesh from November 21 to 23 to witness first-hand the devastating impact of the Rohingya refugee crisis and discuss with Bangladesh government its efforts to address the crisis.

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    Neighbours must have good ties: Myanmar to BD

    When Bangladesh is seeking genuine efforts from Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis with growing international pressure on it on the issue, Myanmar’s Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint has laid emphasis on maintaining good relations as neighbours.

  • UNHCR concerned over Rohingyas' desperate attempts to flee Myanmar

    As more than 30 makeshift rafts carrying over 1,000 Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh in the past 10 days, the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says it is concerned at the growing number of people resorting to desperate means to flee Myanmar.

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    Rohingya crisis: US fact finding body visits Ukhia camp

    A US delegation on a fact finding mission visits the Rohingya refugee camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

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    Myanmar troops committed mass rape of women

    Human Rights Watch yesterday accused Myanmar security forces of committing widespread rape as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas in Rakhine State.

  • Rohingya return a long way off

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said yesterday, casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority.

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    End violence immediately for Rohingyas' return: US

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States has called for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar so that the Rohingya refugees can go back to their homes.

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    FM to visit Rohingyas with top foreign dignitaries

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will accompany top dignitaries of the European Union, Japan, Germany and Sweden to visit the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on November 19.

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    Unicef, govt launch nutrition interventions for Rohingya children

    Unicef along with the government of Bangladesh and other sectoral partners launched ‘Nutrition Action Week’ to bolster nutrition interventions for Rohingya children.

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    UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations

    A United Nations General Assembly committee calls on Myanmar to end military operations that have "led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights" of Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.

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    Female Rohingyas survivors of sexual violence: Jolie

    Pointing at the Rohingya exodus taking place in Rakhine state of Myanmar, Hollywood star and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie says that almost every female refugee is a survivor of or witness to sexual violence including rape.

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    ‘Myanmar military should be brought to justice’

    Myanmar military officials responsible for the atrocities on Rohingyas should be brought to justice, National Human Rights Commission Chairman Kazi Rezaul Hoque has said.

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    Rohingya woman in Bangladesh helps others flee Myanmar

    Zahida Begum doesn't remember her home village, a tiny speck amid the mountains and forests of Myanmar. She was only 18 months old when her mother smuggled her across the Naf River on a fishing boat, carrying her into Bangladesh, among hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya fleeing persecution in their home country.

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    Bangladesh facing unprecedented crisis over Rohingya issue: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh is facing an unprecedented crisis over providing humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of Rohingyas and sending them back to their own country.

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    Myanmar sanctions won’t solve Rohingya crisis: Tillerson

    Washington's top diplomat says he would not yet push for sanctions against Myanmar over the Rohingya refugee crisis, but he calls for an independent investigation into "credible" allegations that soldiers are committing atrocities against the Muslim minority.

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    Rights watchers slam Myanmar’s ban on protests in biggest city

    Human rights monitors urge Myanmar to withdraw a ban on protests in its largest city, Yangon, amid fears that free speech is under pressure under the government led by democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Swedish minister to visit Rohingya refugee camps

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström will visit Bangladesh, Myanamar and Vietnam from November 19 to 23.

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    Rohingyas send what little they can to fleeing relatives

    Among many shops in the Malaysian capital that Rohingyas use to send money to the two vast refugee camps in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in August prompted over 600,000 members of the ethnic group to flee Myanmar.

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    Myanmar army investigation a 'whitewash'

    Myanmar military investigation into alleged atrocities against Rohingyas is a “whitewash”, says rights group Amnesty International, calling for UN and independent investigators to be allowed into the country.

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    11 Rohingyas detained from Cox’s Bazar Jamaat leader’s flat

    A mobile court detains 11 Rohingyas including five children from a flat of a Jamaat leader in Cox’s Bazar town.

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    Myanmar military probe a whitewash: Amnesty

    Human rights group Amnesty International pours scorn on a Myanmar military investigation into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a “whitewash” and calling for UN and independent investigators to be allowed into the country.

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    ‘Rohingya repatriation after signing MoU with Bangladesh’

    Widely criticised for her stance over Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi now tells her fellow Southeast Asian leaders that her country will take back Rohingya refugees after it signs an agreement with its neighbour Bangladesh.

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    Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingyas

    Myanmar's army releases a report denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

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    US to step up pressure on Myanmar army

    In the face of widespread "atrocities" against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on Myanmar's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    Myanmar replaces general in charge of Rakhine

    Myanmar’s army replaces the general in charge of Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh amid reports of mass rape, torture and other crimes against humanity.