02 Feb
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AP finds evidence for graves

AP finds evidence for graves, Rohingya massacre in Myanmar The men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colours of their shorts. Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, had been choosing […]

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14 Dec
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Canadians donate $12.5M

Canadians donate $12.5M towards Rohingya refugee crisis, government to match funds: Bibeau The Star International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the federal government has now contributed more than $37.5 million to the crisis so far. OTTAWA—International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canadians have donated a total of $12.5 million towards easing the refugee crisis in […]

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28 Nov
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Rohingya Repatriation Deal

‘Our only goal is to send the Rohingya back to their country, and there is no point in criticizing this agreement’ The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar signed an agreement on November 23 to repatriate the Rohingya. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Myanmar Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe signed the bilateral instrument “Arrangement […]

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28 Nov
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Pope Arrives in Myanmar

Pope Francis Arrives in a Myanmar Tarnished by Rohingya Crackdown YANGON, Myanmar — Pope Francis landed in Myanmar, and in a diplomatic minefield, on Monday. In a first papal visit to the country, the pope met with Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the commander in chief of Myanmar’s military, which has driven more than 620,000 […]

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28 Nov
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Suu Kyi: Freedom of Oxford

The  Guardian: Aung San Suu Kyi loses Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis Aung San Suu Kyi has been formally stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford award over her response to the repression of her country’s Rohingya Muslims. Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to the de […]

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14 Nov
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SuuKyi benefits from silent

Suu Kyi benefits from neighbors’ silence on Rohingya YANGON, Myanmar — When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to intervene in her nation’s plight. In a newspaper editorial published in 1999, the former opposition […]

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14 Nov
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Myanmar replaces general

Myanmar army replaces general, denies atrocities against Rohingya REUTERS YANGON–Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. No reason was given for Maj. Gen. […]

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14 Nov
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British PM Speaks on Rohingya

British PM vows to tackle inhuman destruction of Rohingya people Theresa May said Myanmar ‘must take full responsibility’ British Prime Minister Theresa May during a speech on reports on Myanmar’s brutal crackdown has said the Rohingya crisis “looks like ethnic cleansing”. In a major foreign policy address at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City […]

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14 Nov
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Jewish Rally for Rohingya

Jewish World Watch Holds Rally for Rohingyas at Myanmar Consulate For the first time in Los Angeles, a Jewish organization held a rally to speak out against the persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar. Jewish World Watch held a protest Nov. 8 outside the Myanmar Consulate General in Koreatown to protest that country’s treatment […]

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10 Nov
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Bob Rae to Urge Trudeau

Bob Rae to urge Trudeau to maintain support for Rohingya at APEC summit The Globe and Mail Canadian special envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae can’t shake the private conversation he had this week with one of the more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence to Bangladesh. “The one sentence that I will never […]

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