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CHINESE FM TO VISIT BANGLADESH, MYANMAR AMID ROHINGYA CRISIS

BEIJING, China — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will begin a tour of Bangladesh and Myanmar from today (Saturday) during which he is expected to persuade the two countries to seek a “proper solution” to the raging Rohingya refugee crisis. Both Bangladesh and Myanmar are friendly neighbours of China, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang […]

Myanmar Cardinal Defends Aung San Suu Kyi on Eve of Pope Trip

Myanmar’s Catholic cardinal on Friday defended Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against “unfair” criticism over the military crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, and said that terming it “ethnic cleansing” was unhelpful and premature. Cardinal Charles Bo spoke to The Associated Press ahead of Pope Francis’ visit next week to Myanmar and Bangladesh, to where nearly […]

UN ENVOY URGES GREATER SUPPORT FOR ROHINGYA VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE

UNITED NATIONS– A United Nations envoy has called for enhanced measures to protect and assist victims of sexual violence among thousands of Rohingya refugees who have settled around Bangladesh’s city of Cox Bazar, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported. “My observations point to a pattern of widespread atrocities, including rape, gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forced […]

Pope Advised Not to Use Term ‘Rohingya’ in Myanmar

Leading figures in the Catholic Church and international politics have advised Pope Francis not to use the term Rohingya during a trip to Myanmar due to political sensitivities but human rights groups want him to uphold international law on self-identity. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar following a military crackdown that the […]