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United Nations rights envoy to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence

The United Nations on Friday said its human rights envoy for Myanmar will probe escalating violence in the country, including a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, when she visits next week.

Pakistan's ISI plotting to launch terror attacks against India from Myanmar-Thailand border: Report

Pakistan's ISI plotting to launch terror attacks against India from Myanmar-Thailand border: Report

ISI is planning to open new front in eastern India to launch attacks in India.

Violence erupts in Myanmar, 21,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh

Violence erupts in Myanmar, 21,000 Rohingya Muslims flee to Bangladesh

Around 21,000 members of the Rohingya Muslims had crossed over in the past two months, said Sanjukta Sahany, head of the IOM office in Bangladesh's southeastern district of Cox's Bazar.

Malaysia PM to attend rally condemning Myanmar violence

The gathering, which will take place in an yet-to-be announced location on Sunday, will involve politicians, NGOs and "all concerned with the issue" the official told AFP, without giving further details.

Militants were planning embassy attack: Indonesian police

Indonesian police arrested a third Islamic State-linked militant today accused of plotting to bomb the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, as anger grows at a violent military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Three killed in Jammu slum blaze

Three killed in Jammu slum blaze

Besides Rohingya Muslims, dozens of other families of slum dwellers were also living in the over 150 "Jhuggis" those were completed destroyed in the blaze.

'They raped us one by one,' says Rohingya woman who fled

'They raped us one by one,' says Rohingya woman who fled

"They tied both of us to the bed and raped us one by one," said 20-year-old Habiba, who has now found shelter with a Rohingya refugee family.

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Up to 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, says the UN.

Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar violence

Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar violence

Up to 30,000 of the impoverished ethnic group have fled their homes, the United Nations says, after troops poured into the narrow strip where they live earlier this month.

 

Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh: Aid workers

Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh: Aid workers

An official from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said he had witnessed more than 500 people enter its camps in the hills near the border on Monday.

Myanmar government faces new crisis as ethnic armies attack military

The fighting last year pitted the army against the predominantly ethnic Chinese Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and its allies, the Ta`ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Arakan Army (AA).

Rohingya women say Myanmar soldiers raped them amid crackdown on militants

Rohingya Muslims say Myanmar soldiers raped or sexually assaulted dozens of women in a remote village in the northwest of the country during the biggest upsurge in violence against the persecuted minority in four years.

UN envoys urge Myanmar to probe killings, arrests in Muslim-majority region

UN human rights experts have called on Myanmar to investigate allegations that security forces have killed unarmed civilians, burned villages and made arbitrary arrests in a Muslim-majority region where a crackdown has followed attacks on border police.

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

Mob destroys mosque as religious, ethnic tension rises in Myanmar

Villagers from Thayethamin, a remote settlement a two-hours` drive northeast of Myanmar`s largest city, Yangon, destroyed the mosque on Thursday. 

Myanmar Rohingya boat dead `forced` to travel by sea: Witnesses

Witnesses to a boat capsize that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on restrictions that forced them to journey by sea.

Rohingya Muslims trafficked to Saudi Arabia to join ISIS using fake Indian passports: Report

Rohingya Muslims trafficked to Saudi Arabia to join ISIS using fake Indian passports: Report

A human trafficking racket busted in Delhi has revealed that fake Indian passports were used to traffic Rohingya Muslims.

US hails Myanmar vote as 'important step forward'

US hails Myanmar vote as 'important step forward'

Millions of people cast their ballots for the first time in a quarter of a century.

Islamic group hack six government websites in Thailand

Six official websites of Thai government were hacked on Monday allegedly by an Islamic group from Tunisia which posted pictures of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar on the webpages.

UN rights envoy says meeting with Myanmar's Rohingya blocked

A UN human rights envoy says her whirlwind visit to Myanmar was marred by disappointments: She was barred from meeting long-persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

Govt calls meet with seven states on Rohingya Muslims on July 20

 Concerned over more than one lakh Rohingya Muslims settling in India, the Centre has convened a meeting of top officials of seven states, including UP and Jammu and Kashmir, on July 20 to discuss monitoring their activities given their vulnerablility to radicalisation.