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The deal hammered out this week applies to approximately 750,000 Rohingya who fled a brutal army campaign in Myanmar in two major outbreaks of violence since October 2016.

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by the wayside, notes Austin Bodetti.

Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

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Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

Qatar's contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped ease the live of hundreds of thousands of refugees from around the globe, Doha says.

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

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Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

In-depth: General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the Emiratis, reports Austin ...

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

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Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have ...

Austin Bodetti

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

In-depth: Young Afghan activists such as Hamidullah Barakzai, an educated up-and-comer striving for social change, is providing reasons to hope beyond war, reports Austin Bodetti.

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Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through Rohingya camps

Diphtheria had been all but eradicated in Bangladesh until last year, when more than 650,000 Rohingya poured across the border fleeing a bloody ...

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Reuters journalists face 14 years in Myanmar jail

Myanmar authorities have charged two Reuters journalists with charged of breaching the official secrets act, a serious charge that ...

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Top US aid recipients ignore Trump threat on Jerusalem

The biggest recipients of American aid, mainly Muslim or Arab countries rejected the threat, leaving Trump facing a dilemma as it plots a ...

Quarter of Rohingya refugee children acutely malnourished

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Quarter of Rohingya refugee children acutely malnourished

Up to 25% of the young children under the age of five crammed into Bangladeshi refugee camps have acute malnutrition, among other maladies.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin ...

US appeals for 'dignified' return of Rohingya refugees

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US appeals for 'dignified' return of Rohingya refugees

The US State Department has said it would like to see Myanmar and Bangladesh's Rohingya repatriation plan amid growing concerns about ...

<em>Myanmar</em> army investigating mass grave in Rakhine State

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Myanmar army investigating mass grave in Rakhine State

A mass grave in northern Rakhine state will be investigated by Myanmar's army, who are accused of 'systematic killings and rape'.

HRW: 40 Rohingya villages destroyed in <em>Myanmar</em> since October

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HRW: 40 Rohingya villages destroyed in Myanmar since October

Satellite imagery shows that Rohingya villages continued to be destroyed as Myanmar and Bangladesh singed a deal to return Rohingya ...

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of <em>Myanmar</em> violence

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MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of Myanmar violence

Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in ...

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Myanmar anger after Pope uses term 'Rohingya' in Bangladesh

After the Pope avoided using the term Rohingya in his visit to Myanmar, there was a flurry of online anger when using the term in Bangladesh

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Pope calls for 'decisive measures' over Rohingya plight

Pope Francis urged the world to take "decisive measures" to resolve the crisis that has forced more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee ethnic ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

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The Iraq Report: US 'violated child soldiers law'

This week in Iraq: Insurgent attacks intensify after the Islamic State group is routed from its territory, while fears are raised over next ...

Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in <em>Myanmar</em> address Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

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Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any ...

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Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi

Pope Francis met Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday for keenly-awaited talks in a tour aimed at alleviating religious and ethnic ...

Pope Francis arrives in <em>Myanmar</em> on high-stakes visit

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Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing global criticism for the ethnic cleansing of ...

Pope holds minute of silence for Egypt attack victims

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Pope holds minute of silence for Egypt attack victims

The pope has led a minute of silence in St. Peter's Square for the victims of the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt.

US suspends travel to Burma after 'ethnic cleansing' remark

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US suspends travel to Burma after 'ethnic cleansing' remark

Following the strongly worded condemnation by the US secretary of state who described the Burmese army's crackdown as 'ethnic cleansing', ...

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