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    Myanmar says US official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

    Reuters | Updated at 08:35am on September 16, 2017

    Myanmar said on Friday a visiting US official would not be allowed to go to a region where violence has triggered an exodus of nearly...

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    Russia sides with Myanmar on Rohingya issue

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:26am on September 16, 2017

    Moscow on Friday supported efforts to settle Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and called on other states to refrain from interfering in the country’s internal affairs,...

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    Pak court rejects ex-PM’s appeal against ousting

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on September 16, 2017

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court Friday dismissed an appeal from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his disqualification from the premiership over corruption allegations tied to the...

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    Amnesty decries ‘campaign of burnings’ targeting Rohingya

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:17pm on September 15, 2017

    Amnesty International says it has turned up evidence of an ‘orchestrated campaign of systematic burnings’ by Myanmar security forces...

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    Suu Kyi tells US lawmaker she seeks aid for Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:45am on September 15, 2017

    A top US lawmaker defended Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, saying Myanmar’s under-fire leader had assured him she is working to get aid...

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    Who is left in Myanmar’s Rakhine?

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:38am on September 15, 2017

    A military campaign to wipe out Rohingya insurgents has rained violence down on Myanmar’s Rakhine state, sending nearly...

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    End violence, UN chief tells Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 07:36pm on September 14, 2017

    United Nations secretary-general António Guterres has renewed his call for Muslims from Myanmar's Rakhine State to be granted nationality or at least a legal status...

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    176 ethnic Rohingya villages empty as all residents fled: Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:09pm on September 14, 2017

    Myanmar presidential spokesman says 176 ethnic Rohingya villages are now empty after all residents fled...

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    Canada's Trudeau urges Suu Kyi to end Myanmar violence

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:25am on September 14, 2017

    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday urged Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the violence which has seen nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims flee...

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    Number of Rohingya refugees may reach 10 lakh: UNHCR, IOM

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2017

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and International Organisation for Migration fear that the number of Rohingya people fleeing from persecution in the Rakhine state...