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US says Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’ shames Suu Kyi govt

The United States accused Myanmar Thursday of the ethnic cleansing of minority Rohingya Muslims, saying the bloodshed in  had shamed Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s government. Speaking at a United Nations Security Council meeting, US Ambassador Nikki Haley pressed for members of Myanmar’s military to face action from the global body in response to the violence…

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Aid chiefs to access Myanmar’s Rakhine on Thursday: UN

Representatives of UN agencies will be permitted to visit Rakhine state in Myanmar on Thursday for the first time since the start of a massive exodus of minority Rohingya Muslims. “There will be a trip organized by the government, probably tomorrow, to Rakhine,” United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. “We hope above all that it…

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17 more Hindu bodies found as Myanmar unearths mass graves: govt

NEWS DESK: Searchers on Monday found 17 more Hindu bodies in mass graves in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the government said, a day after 28 corpses were exhumed in what the army says is evidence of a massacre by Muslim Rohingya militants, reported AFP. Northern Rakhine has been ravaged by communal violence since Rohingya insurgents staged…

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Fires continue at Rohingya Muslim villages

Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said its sources in Rakhine claim the fires were started by members of the Myanmar…

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US voices concerns about humanitarian crisis in Myanmar

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed deeply concern about the crisis in Myanmar and urged authorities to allow humanitarian access to Rakhine state. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said there has been serious allegations of human rights abuses including mass burnings of Rohingya villages and violence conducted by security forces. According to the UN, more…

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