Fresh fires, bomb blast in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Blast in Myanmar

Twenty homes caught fire and a bomb was detonated near a mosque in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the government said on Friday, the latest unrest in a region that has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee in under a month. The violence comes days after Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi declared that the military had ceased its “clearance operations” in the border area. The army claims it is trying to flush out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on August 25. But civilian refugees streaming into Bangladesh…

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Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown

rohingya muslim killings

International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a military crackdown that has been criticised by the US, slammed as “ethnic cleansing” and forced 370,000 Rohingya to flee the violence. Beijing’s intervention appears aimed at heading off any attempt to censure Myanmar at the council when it convenes on Wednesday. China was one of the few foreign friends of Myanmar’s former junta. Beijing has tightened its embrace under Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government…

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سینیٹر طلحہ محمود امدادی سامان لیکر روہنگیا مہاجر کیمپ پہنچ گئے

Talha Mehmood in Rohingya border

میانمار میں مظالم کے شکار روہنگیا مسلمانوں سے اظہار یکجہتی کے لئے سینیٹر طلحہ محمود امدادی سامان لے کر بنگلادیش اور برما کے بارڈر پر قائم مہاجر کیمپ پہنچ گئے ہیں۔ جیو نیوز سے گفتگو میں سینیٹر طلحہ محمود نے کہا کہ روہنگیا مسلم مہاجروں کی حالت بہت خراب ہے ،ان کے پاس نہ خیمے ہیں اور نہ ہی پہننے کو کپڑے ہیں۔ انہوں نے مزید کہا کہ بنگلا دیش اور برما کی سرحد پر قائم مہاجر کیمپوں میں روہنگیا مسلمان کھلے آسمان تلے بیٹھے ہیںجبکہ وقفے وقفے سے برسات…

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India refuses to join declaration against Myanmar at international meet


NUSA DUA, INDONESIA: In a clear show of solidarity with Myanmar, India has refused to be a part of a declaration adopted at an international conference saying it carried “inappropriate” reference to violence in Rakhine state from where 125,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh. According to a Times of India report, an Indian parliamentary delegation dissociated itself from the ‘Bali Declaration’ at the ‘World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development’ held in Indonesia. “This was in view of the fact that the declaration, which was to be adopted at the conclusion of the forum, was…

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi slams ‘misinformation’ over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday alleged a “huge iceberg of misinformation” was distorting the picture of the Rohingya crisis, which has forced 125,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh. In her first comments since Rohingya militant attacks sparked unrest on August 25, Suu Kyi said fake news was “calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities” and to promote “the interest of the terrorists”. Her intervention, quoted on the Facebook page of her State Counsellor’s office, followed a phone call with Turkish…

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