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5 December, 2017 11:43 AM Working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar tells UN

Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. GENEVA: Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of safe and voluntary 27

24 November, 2017 5:01 PM ‘Doubts rise over Rohingya repatriation agreement’

Experts and aid groups question implementation process A day after Bangladesh and Myanmar announced a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees back to the Rakhine state, aid agencies, rights groups and experts raised doubts about the implementation of the agreement. According to the agreement signed in Naypyidaw, Bangladesh would start sending the Rohingya 30

24 November, 2017 5:43 AM Papua New Guinea officials remove last refugees from camp

The last asylum seekers have abandoned a closed immigration camp on Papua New Guinea, ending a three-week standoff between police and hundreds of men who had been prepared to suffer squalid conditions rather than move to alternative residences. Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said on Friday police and immigration officials removed all 378 men from the male-only 33

21 November, 2017 6:33 AM Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees, says Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months. A military clearance operation launched in Myanmar's Rakhine State has driven more than 6,00,000 Rohingya out of the Buddhist-majority 42

3 November, 2017 2:30 AM Over 800,000 Rohingya in Bangladesh in most acute situation: UN

United Nations: UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has told the UN Security Council that over 800,000 Myanmar Rohingya were probably in the "most acute" situation. Grandi made the remarks about Rohingya refugees, as in comparison to 65 million to 66 million people forcibly displaced in the world, Xinhua news agency reported 33

2 November, 2017 3:02 AM In meeting, Donald Trump to push a reluctant Xi Jinping to rein in North Korea

President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing to squeeze 49

23 October, 2017 9:41 PM Getting tough on the Taliban: Trump admin said to be urging closure of the militant group's Qatar office

After years of failed peace talks and following one of the deadliest weeks of suicide attacks on Afghan forces, the Trump administration is said to be pushing for the Taliban’s Qatar-based office to be closed down in an increasingly ironfisted approach to defeating the militant group. The move comes at a time when the U.S. has beefed up its military 77

23 October, 2017 9:02 AM Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

Officials have made plans to harvest, and possibly sell, thousands of acres of crops left behind by the fleeing Rohingya, according to govt documents Officials have made plans to harvest, and possibly sell, thousands of acres of crops left behind by the fleeing Rohingya, according to state government documents reviewed by Reuters. “The establishment 41

16 October, 2017 9:28 AM China, India can help solve Rohingya crisis: Chinese daily

BEIJING: India and China can jointly lead efforts to solve the Rohingya crisis by offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine state, an article in the state-run media has said. "Given the interests Beijing and New Delhi share with Myanmar, the two could cooperate in offering humanitarian aid to Rakhine state, assist Bangladesh in resettlement 53

16 October, 2017 4:00 AM Eight dead as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least eight people drowned and dozens more are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh sank on Monday, the latest victims of a half a million strong exodus sparked by an army crackdown in Myanmar. The boat was carrying an estimated 50 people when it went down in the estuary of the Naf river that divides the two countries, Border 34