Ethnic conflicts

FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, S, 22, mother of one, who says she was raped by members of Myanmar's armed forces in late August, is photographed in her tent in Gundum refugee camp in Bangladesh. Three female Nobel Peace Laureates are beginning a weeklong trip to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women who have been tortured, raped and even killed by Myanmar soldiers amid a delayed repatriation process. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
February 24, 2018 - 8:34 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh on Saturday to meet Rohingya Muslim women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country. During their visit, Iran's Shirin Ebadi, Yemen's Tawakkol Karman and Northern...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a volunteer carries a malnourished child from a newly arrived Rohingya family to a transit camp in the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The hunger the Rohingya faced at home is evident when they come to the Bangladesh camps, where new refugees, especially children and women, suffer from “unbelievable” levels of malnutrition, according to Dr. Ismail Mehr. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
February 09, 2018 - 11:18 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Myanmar's Catholic cardinal says it's likely that Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh won't ever go home and that "the elements of ethnic cleansing" that drove them out are now apparent. Two months after Pope Francis visited Myanmar and Bangladesh, Cardinal Charles Bo said...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, Noor Aysha, a pregnant Rohingya Muslim woman who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, holds her 10-month-old son Anamul Hassan, inside her shelter in the Thaingkhali refugee camp, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
February 08, 2018 - 9:48 am
NAYAPARA REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Abdul Goni says the Myanmar government was starving his family one stage at a time. First, soldiers stopped the Rohingya Muslim from walking three hours to the forest for the firewood he sold to feed his family. Then Buddhist neighbors and seven soldiers...
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The U.N.'s human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, center, answers reporters' questions after attending a conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. al-Hussein warned that Myanmar's persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the potential to spark regional conflict. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 05, 2018 - 1:36 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights chief warned Monday that Myanmar's persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the potential to spark regional conflict. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein reiterated while in Indonesia that acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing may have occurred in the...
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This combination of May 26, 2017, left, and Dec. 20, 2017, satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show the village of Gu Dar Pyin, Myanmar before and after destruction. The Associated Press has confirmed more than five previously unreported mass graves in the village through multiple interviews with more than two dozen survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps and through time-stamped cellphone videos. The Myanmar government regularly claims massacres like Gu Dar Pyin never happened, and has acknowledged only one mass grave containing 10 “terrorists” in the village of Inn Din. (DigitalGlobe via AP)
February 02, 2018 - 7:51 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government has denied a report by The Associated Press documenting at least five mass graves containing Rohingya Muslim civilians killed by the military with help from Buddhist neighbors, saying that only "terrorists" were killed and they were "carefully buried."...
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During an interview with the Associated Press, Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he has resigned from an advisory panel trying to tackle the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Richardson said the attempt to repatriate the refugees was a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for the government of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (AP Photo/Thet Htoo)
January 24, 2018 - 7:47 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has resigned from an advisory panel on the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a "whitewash and a cheerleading operation" for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The sudden resignation Wednesday of probably the panel's most...
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A Rohingya boy looks up as others study Islam's holy book of Quran in a make shift Mosque at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 16, 2018 - 7:55 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said a joint working group from the two...
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Police officers inspect a scene where unknown assailants opened fire on Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic in front of his office in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The Kosovo government has strongly denounced the slaying of a leading Serb politician in northern Mitrovica and says it considers it to be a challenge to "the rule of law". (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
January 16, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Serb politician in Kosovo (all times local): 7 p.m. Avni Arifi, who heads the Kosovo delegation at the EU talks in Brussels with Serbia, called on Belgrade to return to the negotiations. At the news of Kosovo Serb political leader Oliver...
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Police officers secure the scene where unknown assailants opened fire and killed Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic in front of his office in the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The Kosovo government has strongly denounced the slaying of a leading Serb politician in northern Mitrovica and says it considers it to be a challenge to "the rule of law". (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)
January 16, 2018 - 6:00 am
MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was shot and killed Tuesday morning, raising ethnic tensions in the region and halting EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and Serbia on the day they were due to resume. Assailants opened fire on Oliver Ivanovic close to the offices...
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Rohingya Muslim women with their children stand in a queue outside a food distribution center at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Myanmar officials say a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. Myanmar and Bangladesh are discussing the logistics of how many Rohingya will be allowed into Myanmar and how they will be scrutinized to be placed in the camps. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled violence that has been described as ethnic cleansing. Observers doubt Rohingya will return to Myanmar willing unless their safety is guaranteed. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 15, 2018 - 7:55 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A top Myanmar official said Monday that a camp to house Rohingya Muslim and Hindu refugees who return from Bangladesh will be ready by its promised deadline next week. More than 650,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh since Myanmar's military launched a brutal crackdown in...
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