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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, a ...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, already ...and more »

Buddhists and Hindus flee Myanmar's sectarian clashes - Yahoo Singapore News

Village chief San Tun's remote Mro tribe used to get by foraging in the Myanmar jungle, living among the patchwork of ethnic groups who co-existed imperfectly in Rakhine state. But last month murder visited his community. An attack on his people ...and more »

Erdoğan accuses Myanmar of 'genocide' as thousands of Rohingya flee to Bangladesh - The Guardian

Almost 400 people have died in violence that Myanmar's military said was triggered by attacks on security forces by Rohingya insurgents. Agencies. Sat 2 Sep 2017 02.39 EDT First published on Fri 1 Sep 2017 23.39 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on ...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 »

Tens of thousands of Rohingya pour into Bangladesh amid wave of killings and arson - CBC.ca

Aid officials said relief camps were reaching full capacity as thousands of Rohingya refugees continued to pour into Bangladesh on Sunday fleeing violence in western Myanmar. Some 73,000 people have crossed the border since violence erupted Aug. 25 in ...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 »

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 Correspondent ...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 »

Fears mount of Myanmar atrocities as fleeing Rohingya families drown - The Guardian

Up to 400 people have been killed after an army and vigilante counteroffensive against Muslim insurgents in the troubled Rakhine state. Oliver Holmes and Emanuel Stoakes. Fri 1 Sep 2017 02.03 EDT First published on Fri 1 Sep 2017 00.57 EDT. Share on ...and more »