Ethnic conflicts

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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December 24, 2017 - 5:59 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — South Sudan's armed opposition on Sunday accused government troops of violating a cease-fire just hours after it came into effect. A statement by opposition spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel said government troops have been "bombarding" opposition positions in Yei county and...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2016 file photo, the then South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar, left, looks across at President Salva Kiir, right, as they sit to be photographed following the first meeting of a new transitional coalition government, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan's warring factions on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 signed a new agreement to cease hostilities and protect civilians in the latest effort to calm a devastating civil war. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin, File)
December 23, 2017 - 4:12 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A cease-fire by South Sudan's warring sides began just after midnight Sunday amid concerns over whether this latest attempt at peace will hold. The agreement signed Thursday after internationally brokered talks is an effort to salvage a 2015 peace deal. The United States has...
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A Rohingya Muslim child carrying a blanket at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Many thousands of Rohingya people have crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
December 22, 2017 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday the U.S. is considering further actions against those responsible for "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, after a Myanmar general was blacklisted and Democratic lawmakers called for more military officers to face sanctions. Rep. Eliot Engel,...
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Pope Francis talks during a news conference on board a flight to return to Rome, Saturday Dec. 2, 2017, after a seven day trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Pope Francis urged Bangladeshi priests and nuns to resist the "terrorism of gossip" that can tear religious communities apart, delivering one of his trademark, zinger-filled spontaneous speeches to the country's Catholic leadership on Saturday at the close of an otherwise tense and diplomatically fraught Asian tour. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool via AP)
December 02, 2017 - 6:08 pm
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday defended his silence in Myanmar over the plight of Rohingya refugees, saying a public denunciation would have "slammed the door in the face" of his hosts and prevented his message from being heard. Francis said he chose instead to speak in...
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Pope Francis gestures as he visits the National Martyrs' Memorial of Bangladesh in Savar, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh Thursday for the second leg of his six-day trip to Asia. (AP Photo/A. M. Ahad)
November 30, 2017 - 7:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take "decisive measures" to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of "ethnic...
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Pope Francis waves from Pope mobile as Myanmar Catholics wave flags ahed of the holy mass Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. The pontiff is in Myanmar for the first stage of a week-long visit that will also take him to neighboring Bangladesh.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
November 29, 2017 - 8:13 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Pope Francis urged Myanmar's religious leaders and ordinary faithful on Wednesday to help the country heal its old wounds, preaching a message of forgiveness and tolerance as the country emerges from military dictatorship and seeks to make peace with its many ethnic...
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