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Pope avoids Rohingya term in speech

Francis’s Myanmar address defends ethnic rights but does not directly refer to the Muslim community. Pope Francis has delivered a keynote speech in Myanmar, demanding “respect for each ethnic group” but without referring specifically to its Muslim Rohingya community. Rights groups had urged the Pope to use the term to …

The history of the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya

Some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims, a religious and ethnic minority community in Myanmar, have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August this year. The United Nations has called the Rohingya the world’s most persecuted minority group and described the atrocities by Myanmar’s authorities as “ethnic cleansing,” whereby one group removes another ethnic or religious community through violence. But the persecution …

Rohingya Muslims are being wiped off Myanmar’s map

Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over recently from Myanmar into Bangladesh, stand in a queue to receive food being distributed near Balukhali refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a …

Rohingya crisis: Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s de facto leader, sidesteps atrocity allegations in first address on the conflict – The Washington Post

RANGOON, Burma — In her first major speech Tuesday on the worsening Rohingya crisis, Burma’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, sidestepped allegations of atrocities committed against the stateless Muslim minority and cast the conflict as just one of many problems ailing the country. Appearing to cast doubt on claims …