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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.

Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, Doctors Without Borders said.

Israeli extremist jailed for <em>arson</em> at Jesus 'miracle' church

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Israeli extremist jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church

An Israeli man has been jailed for setting fire to a church which Christians believe is the location of one of Jesus' most well-known miracles.

Pope calls for 'decisive measures' over Rohingya 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 flee ethnic ...

Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya 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 ...

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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 hatred against of Muslim Rohingya.

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

Rohingya 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 in a ...

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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 Bhat.

Myanmar soldiers committed widespread rape of Rohingya women: HRW

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Myanmar soldiers committed widespread rape of Rohingya women: HRW

In a 37-page report titled, "All of my body was pain", HRW documents the use of mass rape by Myanmar's security forces in what amounts to ...

US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

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US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

After Myanmar's army released an internal investigation clearing themselves of the reported Rohingya atrocities, US Secretary of State Rex ...

Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages, says US

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Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages, says US

A State Department official has said it is Myanmar's responsibility to repatriate refugees and investigate allegations of abuses, while on a ...

Makeshift schools a rare sanctuary for traumatised Rohingya children

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Makeshift schools a rare sanctuary for traumatised Rohingya children

Of the 520,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks over 290,000 are children, haunted by the horrors they have ...

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Rohingya refugee camps on brink of a 'health disaster'

Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders has warned, saying filthy water and faeces flow through shanties sheltering Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.

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Satellite images reveal mass destruction of Rohingya villages

New satellite imagery from Myanmar shows the destruction of 214 Rohingya villages, providing compelling evidence of the military's campaign of ...

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Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire as humanitarian crisis deepens

Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in ...

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Military attacks against Rohingya have hallmarks of 'ethnic cleansing'

Human Rights Watch said the Myanmar military's atrocities against Rohingya Muslims have the hallmarks of 'ethnic cleansing', while calling on ...

Landmines maim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

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Landmines maim Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Rohingya Muslims fleeing unrest in Myanmar have been injured by multiple blasts along the border with Bangladesh, raising fears that the area ...

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Jerusalem churches denounce Israeli efforts to 'weaken Christian presence'

The heads of churches in Jerusalem on Monday criticised what they say is a breach of the religious status quo in the city by Israel.

Malala urges Suu Kyi to act over Rohingya violence

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Malala urges Suu Kyi to act over Rohingya violence

Malala Yousafzai is urging Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn the 'tragic and shameful' treatment of the Myanmar’s Rohingya people.

Rohingya women and children killed in Myanmar state violence Rohingya women and children killed in Myanmar state violence

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Rohingya women and children killed in Myanmar state violence

The New Arab has seen a series of videos of civilians killed and villages burned in Myanmar's Muslim-majority state, allegedly at the hands of ...

More than $90,000 raised after Minnesota mosque 'terror' bombing

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More than $90,000 raised after Minnesota mosque 'terror' bombing

The director of a US mosque that was targeted with a bomb during morning prayers early on Saturday has applauded the local community for their ...

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