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“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should restore our citizenship and equal rights.”

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in <em>Rohingya</em> refugee camp

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Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

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Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

Burma Campaign UK questioned Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence while continuing to allow the Burmese ...

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

Kamal Afzali

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part ...

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees were in the latest batch heading for Bhashan Char, an isolated flood-prone island, described by Bangladesh's foreign minister as a "beautiful resort".

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US Congresswoman criticises Facebook’s failure to remove anti-Muslim hate

A US Congresswoman’s letter to Facebook strongly criticizing the platform’s failure to tackle anti-Muslim bigotry has been welcomed by CAIR and ...

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Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

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ICC requests more evidence for Uighur genocide allegations

Lawyers have reportedly been briefed that the ICC will decide there is still not enough evidence for a full-scale investigation.

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Sabena Siddiqui

What a Biden presidency means for Kashmir

Analysis: The Biden-Harris campaign took a robust stance on Kashmir. But with burgeoning India ties and an eye on China, the new administration ...

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Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

Bangladesh wants to move 100,000 of the Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a low-lying silt island that critics say is prone to ...

Amnesty urges Bangladesh to halt <em>Rohingya</em> remote island relocation

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Amnesty urges Bangladesh to halt Rohingya remote island relocation

Bangladesh began the transfer on Thursday amid sustained criticism from human rights groups.

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian ...

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

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Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

The <em>Rohingya</em> crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

Tanbirul Miraj Ripon

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar.

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Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global ...

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At least 11 refugees dead in shipwreck off Libya

At least 11 refugees died when their boat floundered off the coast of Libya.

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Rohingya refugee death highlights Myanmar mine use

The 13-year-old boy was killed by a landmine on the Myanmar side of the border.

International donors pledge nearly $600m for <em>Rohingya</em> refugees

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International donors pledge nearly $600m for Rohingya refugees

The virtual donor conference failed to meet its funding target of $1 billion.

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution ...

Virtual aid conference to be held for <em>Rohingya</em> refugees

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Virtual aid conference to be held for Rohingya refugees

The conference will be co-hosted by the UN, US, and EU to help fund the Rohingya refugees made homeless after Myanmar military ...

Bangladesh sends troops to halt <em>Rohingya</em> refugee drug fighting

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Bangladesh sends troops to halt Rohingya refugee drug fighting

Bangladesh has sent more troops into a refugee camp after days of fatal fighting between Rohingya drug gangs.

<em>Rohingya</em> raise money for Buddhists displaced by Myanmar military

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Rohingya raise money for Buddhists displaced by Myanmar military

"They once shared our sorrows and helped us during the 2017 massacre. Now we are doing what we can to support them in their time of need"

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