South Asia

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    BSF pushes back Rohingyas from Tripura

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:55am on September 28, 2017

    Indian soldiers killed a large number of militants in a gunfight along the country’s restive border with Myanmar, the army said Wednesday while the Indian Border...

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    Myanmar govt to take over burned land in Rakhine

    Reuters | Updated at 05:38pm on September 27, 2017

    Myanmar’s government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half...

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    Afghan Shiites on high alert for attacks ahead of Ashura

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:05am on September 27, 2017

    Nasim Amiri quit his job selling vegetables to take up arms to defend his local mosque in Kabul, one of hundreds of civilians recruited to...

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    7 UN experts urge Suu Kyi to visit Rohingyas

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on September 27, 2017

    Seven UN experts on Tuesday urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the minority Rohingyas in Rakhine of her country as well as...

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    Monk-led mob attacks Rohingya refugees in Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:49am on September 27, 2017

    Radical Buddhist monks stormed a United Nations safe house for Rohingya refugees near Sri Lanka’s capital Tuesday and forced authorities to relocate the group, officials...

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    S Asian left parties express concern over Rohingya crisis

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 27, 2017

    Several South Asian communist and left parties have expressed deep concern about the grave humanitarian crisis of the Rohingyas, who have been rendered stateless and...

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    UN security council to meet on Myanmar violence Thursday

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:53pm on September 26, 2017

    The UN Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN secretary-general...

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    UN experts ask Suu Kyi to meet Rohingyas in person in Rakhine, Cox’s Bazar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 03:31pm on September 26, 2017

    Seven UN experts have joined together to call on the government of Myanmar to stop all violence against the minority Muslim Rohingya community and...

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    India at UN calls Pakistan ‘export factory for terror’

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:52am on September 25, 2017

    India’s foreign minister took a swipe at Pakistan Saturday, telling the United Nations that its neighbour had given the world ‘terrorists’ while India was producing...

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    Protests bash Rohingya persecution

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on September 24, 2017

    Different political and socio-cultural organisations on Saturday continued protests against persecution of ethnic Rohingya people of Arakan in Myanmar...