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1000s of Muslims flee western Myanmar violence

Tens of thousands of Muslims flee violence in western Myanmar

Tens of thousands of Muslims have begun fleeing toward Myanmar’s western border with Bangladesh as Buddhist mobs and security forces step up crackdown on members of the Rohingya community over recent attacks on police outposts. Reports said Muslims in mass numbers were trying to cross into Bangladesh on Saturday after security operations were intensified and police used live bullets to …

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Buddhist nationalists raise new fears among Rohingyas

Buddhist nationalists raise new fears among Rohingyas

YANGON: Religious tensions are on the rise again in Myanmar, after masked assailants attacked young Muslims and nationalists led by Buddhist monks set up protest camps in major cities this week. While the Muslim minority is buffeted by outbreaks of mob violence and places of worship have been shuttered, a small but vocal group of nationalists say the fledgling government …

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Christians and Muslims unite at protests to defend Al-Aqsa

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Palestinians in Jerusalem have refused to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque for the eighth day in a row to protest the metal detectors Dozens of Christian and Muslim Palestinians gathered yesterday in front of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem, south of the West Bank, to protest against Israeli violence at the Al- Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The participants lifted banners demanding Israel …

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EU seeks UN probe into crimes by Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims

EU seeks UN probe into crimes by Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims

The European Union has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate widespread crimes being committed by the government armed forces against persecuted Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. The draft resolution, submitted to the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, demands that the 47-member forum investigate allegations of torture, rapes and executions …

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Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims very horrific

Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims very horrific

A United Nations official has deplored “harrowing” acts of violence and discrimination against the Rohingya in Myanmar, calling on the country to put an end to its crackdown on the Muslim minority. Yanghee Lee, a UN envoy for a mission to Bangladesh to visit Rohingya Muslims fleeing neighboring Myanmar, said Monday that she had heard appalling accounts which proved that …

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Burma: Rohingya Muslim babies and children ‘being slaughtered with knives’, UN warns

Rohingya Muslim babies and children being slaughtered with knives UN warns

Babies and children have been slaughtered with knives during a military campaign on Rohingya Muslims in Burma, according to a series of accounts in a disturbing UN report. An eight-month-old, a five-year-old and a six-year-old were all reportedly stabbed to death in their own homes during so-called “area clearance operations” by Burmese security services, which are reported to have killed …

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Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

Mark Zuckerberg criticized Donald Trump’s executive order to severely limit immigrants and refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries, becoming the most high-profile tech industry leader to speak out against the president since the election. “Like many of you, I’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump,” the Facebook CEO wrote on his Facebook page. “We …

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Burmese government is ‘renewing attacks on Rohingya Muslims,’ rights group claims

Burmese government is 'renewing attacks on Rohingya Muslims,' rights group claims

The Burmese government denies being responsible for a spate of arson attacks on homes, instead suggesting the Rohingya set the fires themselves. Burma’s military has unleashed a wave of violence against the country’s minority Rohingya community, according to allegations a new report by Human Rights Watch. The group claims villages had been burned to the ground and thousands of Rohingya …

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Former US Congressman deletes Facebook post about exterminating Muslims

Former US Congressman deletes Facebook post about exterminating Muslims

Allen West, a former member of the House of Representatives, denies responsibility as a member of his staff takes blame. A former Florida lawmaker has deleted a Facebook post that suggests President-elect Donald Trump chose James “Mad Dog” Mattis to be Defence Secretary to “exterminate” Muslims. Allen West, a former member of the House of Representatives, posted a meme to …

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