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Suu Kyi makes first visit to violence-torn Rohingya region

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/02/17, 11:49 am

Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar (also known as Burma), for the first time on Thursday visited the conflict-torn Rakhine state, from which more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled following military attacks. The Nobel laureate has faced international criticism for her silence on the unrest that began in late August. Government spokesman Zaw Htay told Agence France-Presse that Suu Kyi arrived in Sittwe, the state’s capital, and will visit the restive Maungdaw and Buthiduang towns in the north.

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Taliban attacks on the rise in Afghanistan

International | Hundreds die as militants target police and security officials
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/31/17, 03:28 pm

The Taliban claimed responsibility for two attacks in Afghanistan that killed at least 15 police officials at checkpoints, officials confirmed Monday. The latest attack comes amid a spate of Taliban strikes against security officials across the country. More than 200 people have died in Taliban attacks this month alone.

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Associated Press/Photo by Dar Yasin

U.S., UN respond to Burma’s Rohingya crisis

International | Refugees in Bangladesh lack healthcare, food, and sanitation
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/24/17, 01:13 pm

The U.S. State Department on Monday threatened to take further action against Myanmar’s military if it fails to end its attacks against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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