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Who are the Rohingya? - Aljazeera.com

The Rohingya are an ethnic group, the majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently, there are about 1.1 million Rohingya in the Southeast Asian country. The Rohingya speak Rohingya or Ruaingga, ...and more »

Farmers turned fighters: Rohingya militia 'bigger by the day' - Yahoo7 News

Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) (AFP) - Mohammad Omar used to cross the border into Bangladesh to sell cigarettes but these days he has a different agenda -- restocking supplies for the fledgling Rohingya militia fighting Myanmar's security forces. New ...and more »

Villagers slaughtered in Myanmar 'massacre', reports of women and children among more than 100 dead - ABC Online

There are reports scores of Muslim Rohingyas — including women and children — have been killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist vigilantes in a surge of ethnic violence. Key points: Two sources report on mass killings in the village of Chut ...and more »

Desperate Rohingya Flee Myanmar on Trail of Suffering: 'It Is All Gone' - New York Times

REZU AMTALI, Bangladesh — They stumble down muddy ravines and flooded creeks through miles of hills and jungle in Bangladesh, and thousands more come each day, in a line stretching to the monsoon-darkened horizon. Some are gaunt and spent, ...and more »

Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar amid tales of ethnic cleansing - The Guardian

Huge influx of refugees expected to arrive in Bangladesh in coming days, with accusations of genocide in Rakhine state. Jacob Judah on the Myanmar border. Sat 2 Sep 2017 16.00 EDT Last modified on Fri 1 Dec 2017 21.47 EST. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

Burma: Rohingya children 'beheaded and burned alive' as refugees continue to flood into Bangladesh to escape violence - The Independent

Rohingya children have been beheaded and civilians burned alive, according to witness testimony amid claims that Burma's military and paramilitary forces are committing "genocide" or a "pogrom" against the Muslim minority in the country's western ...and more »

UN chief urges restraint by Myanmar forces in Rakhine - Aljazeera.com

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe in western Myanmar after the killing of nearly 400 people - mostly Rohingya Muslims - in the worst outbreak of violence in years. "The secretary-general is deeply ...and more »

Nearly 50000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar - Aljazeera.com

Yangon, Myanmar - The suffocating smell of charred wood has followed 19-year-old Ahmed for days. On Saturday, a group of armed men set fire to his home village of Ywa Thai Kay. With flames licking his heels and the sound of bullets cutting through the ...and more »

'We die or they die': Rohingya insurgency sparks fresh violence in Myanmar - The Guardian

The voice crackles down the phone line. Hashem, a Rohingya Muslim fighter, is getting anxious. “Nah, nah, nah, nah,” he says. His group does abduct informers, but it doesn't kill them, he claims. “Yes, it is right that sometimes we kidnap them and keep ...and more »

Myanmar slaughter: Rohingya woman tells story of brutal rape in Rakhine - ABC Local

Disturbing reports in Western Myanmar have been emerging of the brutal crackdown underway on the region's Muslim Rohingyas. For nine months that part of Western Myanmar had been off limits to foreign media. When the ABC's Southeast Asia ...and more »