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U.N. and Myanmar agree to the draft Rohingya counter-deal, no details

GENEVA / YANGON (Reuters) – The United Nations announced Thursday that it has signed a treaty with Myanmar designed to provide safe and voluntary returns to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have sought refuge in Bangladesh. Since August 2017, around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled military intervention in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, with many reporting large-scale killings, rape and …

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UN agencies agree to help in return of Rohingya to Myanmar

by Associated Press May 31 at 11:34 AM YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's government said it was initialed on an agreement on Thursday with two U.N. Rakhine state. About 700,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims have fled since last August, when Myanmar's army is brutally crackdown following attacks on security posts, and are living in squalid Camps across the border in Bangladesh. Myanmar …

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Human rights group: Insurgents of Rohingya murdered Myanmar Hindus

FILE – In this photo, January 16, 2018, Hindu refugees stand in front of their shelters at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Amnesty International said Wednesday, May 23, 2018, that Myanmar's army was not the only army slaughtering civilians in the volatile West of the country. In a new report, the human rights group Rohingya insurgents at least …

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Rohingya refugees plead in tears for help from the US Security Council

KUTUPALONG refugee camp, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh face emancipation on Sunday in front of the UN Security Council for assistance in returning to their homes in neighboring Myanmar and for justice because of the reason for the killings – killings, rapes and arson. UK Ambassador Karen Pierce consoles a 12-year-old Rohingya refugee on April 29, 2018 near …

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The UN team in Bangladesh swears to end the Rohingya crisis

UN Security Council members go to Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The diplomats have promised to work hard to solve a crisis with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fled to the country to escape the military-led violence in Myanmar. (A.M. Ahad / Associated Press) by Julhas Alam | AP by Julhas Alam …

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Rohingya refugees welcome UN team in Bangladesh

COX & BAZAR, BANGLADESH – Thousands of Rohingya Muslims gathered in a camp in Bangladesh on Sunday to welcome a UN Security Council team that addresses the plight of refugees from military-led violence in Myanmar looks first hand. 19659003] The refugees in the Kutupalong camp carried placards, some of them saying, "We want justice." Around 700,000 refugees seek UN protection …

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Myanmar: Foreign Ministry is testing atrocities against Rohingya

The US government investigates the allegations of atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya minority and collects materials that could be used to prosecute the country's military for crimes against humanity. Under the leadership of the State Department, the investigation revealed more than 1,000 interviews with Rohingya men and women in eviction camps in Bangladesh, which investigated allegations of extrajudicial killings, rape …

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The State Department team is investigating suspected atrocities against Rohingya, while the US is considering new sanctions

A team of US investigators has been on hand with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, conducting interviews and gathering evidence of potential criminal charges against the Burmese government for allegedly committing atrocities against the Rohingya. The investigation is the latest sign that the US is considering doing more, including possible new sanctions, to punish Myanmar after more than 700,000 Rohingya were …

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Rohingya rescued after 9 days floating at sea

BRAVE, INDONESIA – A group of 76 Muslim Rohingya men rescued in Indonesian waters in a wooden boat says they were at sea for nine days after they left Myanmar to arrive in Malaysia , The eight children, 25 women and 43 men, were landed on Friday afternoon in Bireuen, Aceh province, Sumatra Island. This is the third known attempt …

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UN dispute Myanmar Rohingya repatriation claim

More than 670,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled from Myanmar's Buddhist metropolitan area to neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017, bringing with them stories of military murder, rape and destruction of villages. Under an agreement between Yangon and Dhaka, Rohingya refugees should return to Myanmar in January. But the UN and human rights groups say the move is dangerously premature. In …

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