Ethnic conflicts

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Tillerson to declare that ethnic cleansing is occurring against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are preparing a recommendation for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare that "ethnic cleansing" is occurring against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims. That assessment would raise pressure on the Trump administration to consider new sanctions on a country that had...
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In this photo taken Monday, June 5, 2017, a refugee pastor from the Yei area of South Sudan, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from South Sudanese intelligence officials, covers his face with his Bible inscribed with the word "Redemption," promising revenge, as he is photographed in his hut in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. When the region of Yei in South Sudan fell into ethnic cleansing in 2016, a handful of UN and US officials begged their leaders for help but the pleas fell on deaf ears, an AP investigation has found. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 23, 2017 - 1:48 pm
YEI, South Sudan (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about the failure of the U.N. and U.S. to prevent "ethnic cleansing" in parts of South Sudan, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.N. is still considering establishing a permanent base in the region of Yei. The U.N. decided two months ago...
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, smiles as he arrives at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, as he leads the nation in marking Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day). (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
October 22, 2017 - 11:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday's fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital, Nairobi. A resident of the low-income Lucky Summer...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson steps off his plane as he arrives at King Salman Air Base, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
October 21, 2017 - 11:23 am
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he'll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring...
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In this image made from Oct. 16, 2017, video released by UNHCR, thousands of Rohingya refugees arrive in Anjuman Para, Bangladesh, from Myanmar. Over 500,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh over the past seven weeks. (Roger Arnold/UNHCR via AP)
October 17, 2017 - 10:40 am
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U...
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Myanmar Security Advisor U Thaung Tun address U.N. Security Council meeting on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, Thursday Sept. 28, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 28, 2017 - 8:02 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar (all times local): 8 p.m. Myanmar's national security adviser says the crisis in Rakhine state "is due to terrorism and is not based on religion" and is urging the U.N. Security Council...
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In this image made from video, a man lying on a bed with a bandaged hand is cared for in a hospital in Buthidaung township, Myanmar, Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Ethnic Rohingya militants armed with guns and machetes attacked Myanmar security forces at several police and border outposts overnight in a troubled western state, has left a number of people dead according to police. (DVB via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 4:42 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar launched overnight attacks on more than two dozen police and border outposts, leaving 12 security personnel and 59 Rohingya dead, the government said Friday, in a dramatic escalation of fighting in the troubled region. The office...
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August 25, 2017 - 7:55 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on militant attacks on security forces in Myanmar (all times local): 6 p.m. Myanmar's government says attacks by ethnic Rohingya militants on security outposts in the western state of Rakhine have left 71 people dead. The office of the country's leader, Aung San...
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gestures to thousands of supporters gathered in the Mathare area of Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Odinga on Sunday condemned police killings of rioters during protests after the country's disputed election and is urging supporters to skip work Monday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
August 13, 2017 - 1:22 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga urged his supporters to skip work on Monday to protest what he charged were rigged elections that gave victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The government denounced violent demonstrations as unlawful and urged Kenyans to return to their...
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Main opposition leader Raila Odinga greets the crowd through the sunroof of his vehicle as he arrives for his final electoral campaign rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Kenyans are due to go to the polls on Aug. 8. to vote in presidential elections after a tightly-fought race between incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
August 07, 2017 - 6:28 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Raila Odinga, the opposition leader who wants to be Kenya's next president, says he'll fight corruption and ethnic divisions. Yet he is also an enigmatic figure who was allegedly involved in an Aug. 1, 1982 coup attempt that exacerbated tensions in a country whose democracy...
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