South Asia

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    ASEM FMs meeting begins to shed light on Rohingyas 

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:55am on November 20, 2017

    Foreign ministers from Asian and European countries on Monday began two-day talks to strengthen partnership for peace, find joint efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals...

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    China draws 3-stage path

    Reuters . Naypyitaw | Updated at 12:05am on November 21, 2017

    China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis...

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    Lanka troops on alert amid communal riots

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:54am on November 20, 2017

    Sri Lankan troops patrolled a coastal town Sunday where nearly 90 homes were damaged and cars set alight in violence between the island’s Sinhalese and...

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    UNHCR voices concern

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Geneva | Updated at 12:56am on November 19, 2017

    As more than 30 makeshift rafts carrying over 1,000 Rohingyas arrived in Bangladesh in the past 10 days, the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says...

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    Lanka nabs 19 after Buddhist, Muslim clash

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on November 19, 2017

    Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between ‘extremists’ from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured,...

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    Myanmar military trucks hit landmines in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 18, 2017

    One person was injured when military trucks hit landmines in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State this week, state media said on Friday, amid ethnic tension following...

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    UN states call for end to Myanmar military operations

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on November 17, 2017

    A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have ‘led to the systematic violation and abuse of...

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    End military operations

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:57am on November 17, 2017

    The UN General Assembly on Thursday called on the Myanmar authorities to ensure sustainable return of ethnic minority Rohingyas to their original places of residence...

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    Rohingya’s return depends on ‘real Myanmar citizens’: army

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until ‘real Myanmar citizens’ are ready to accept them, the country’s army chief said Thursday, casting doubt over...

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    HRW accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on November 17, 2017

    Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing...