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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.

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered their homeland for centuries, writes Austin Bodetti.

Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through <em>Rohingya</em> camps

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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 military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar.

Reuters journalists face 14 years in Myanmar jail

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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 carried up to ...

Quarter of <em>Rohingya</em> 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 Yassin-Kassab.

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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 ...

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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'.

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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 ...

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

Pope calls for 'decisive measures' over <em>Rohingya</em> plight

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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 ...

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

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 ...

Pope Francis sidesteps <em>Rohingya</em> crisis in Myanmar 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 mention of the ...

Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi

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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 ...

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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 its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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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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Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide'

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who had fled a violent crackdown by Burmese forces in Rakhine ...

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US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the ...

<em>Rohingya</em> Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

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Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday ...

Umer Beigh

Saudi-backed Salafism: A Security Challenge for India?

Analysis: The Indian government has banned a number of Saudi-linked clerics, yet the amount of foreign money funding Indian schools and ...

<em>Rohingya</em> refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

In-depth: Rohingya refugees in Kashmir fear deportation to the very persecution they fled from in the first place, writes Aamir Ali ...

<em>Rohingya</em> women forced into prostitution by people traffickers Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

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Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many have fallen prey to traffickers, ...

People just keep coming

John Kahler

People just keep coming

Comment: Members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have already fled to Bangladesh are refugees, and should be recognised as such, ...

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