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Myanmar leader says Rohingya response could have been better

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/13/18, 10:08 am

Myanmar leader and Nobel Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday acknowledged the country, also known as Burma, could have responded better to last year’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims but defended security forces from charges of civil atrocities. A recent UN human rights report recommended prosecuting senior commanders for genocide and other crimes.

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Syrian offensive against Idlib begins

International | One million displaced people find themselves in harm’s way
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/05/18, 12:46 pm

SYRIA: Drones crowded the skies over Idlib Province overnight after bombings Tuesday in a long-anticipated offensive by Russian-backed government forces left 10 civilians dead, including five children from one family.

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Myanmar imprisons reporters who covered Rohingya crisis

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/05/18, 11:12 am

The wives of two journalists who covered the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar called for their husbands’ release after the two men received seven-year prison sentences. Yangon northern district Judge Ye Lwin on Monday said Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who worked for the U.K.-based Reuters news agency, violated the Official Secrets Act when they collected confidential documents in the country also known as Burma. The journalists were reporting on the security crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state that led some 700,000 people to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

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