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Militant group claims ‘legitimate right’ to defend Rohingya

Militant group claims ‘legitimate right’ to defend Rohingya

27-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rohingya militants whose deadly attacks last year spurred the ruthless Myanmar army crackdown that drove 700,000 of the minority into Bangladesh said Saturday it acted to [...]
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Rohingya crisis a year on: refugees going nowhere as cash crunch looms

Rohingya crisis a year on: refugees going nowhere as cash crunch looms

25-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

With a repatriation plan in tatters and funding evaporating for a million refugees with ever-growing needs, Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh face a grim future [...]
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More than 3,000 Vietnamese fell victim to human traffickers in 2012-2017

25-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than 3,000 people in Vietnam, most of them women and children, were trafficked between 2012 and 2017, many of them into China, the Ministry of Public Security said on [...]
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UN warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya children

UN warns of ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya children

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United Nations warned on Thursday of what it described as a lost generation of Muslim Rohingya children, with half a million in refugee camps in Bangladesh facing dangers [...]
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Half ‘lost’ Rohingya children orphaned by violence: study

Half ‘lost’ Rohingya children orphaned by violence: study

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Half the Rohingya children who crossed into Bangladesh without their parents were actually orphaned by violence in Myanmar and not separated from them during the refugee [...]
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Resilient and resourceful, Rohingya diaspora carve out new lives

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Driven from Myanmar over decades, Rohingya Muslims have been labelled the most persecuted people on earth. But resilience and ingenuity have led members of the stateless [...]
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Forgotten in Burma, 129,000 Rohingya languish in camps

Forgotten in Burma, 129,000 Rohingya languish in camps

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Abdurahim worries the lack of food, medicine and free movement is doing lasting damage to his four young children, who are among more than 129,000 Rohingya Muslims trapped in [...]
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Hanoi jails two US members of group still fighting Vietnam War

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has jailed 12 members of a US-based anti-government organisation with roots in the Vietnam War, including two US citizens accused of plotting to bomb an international [...]
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A year on, Rohingya still fleeing Burma for crowded camps

24-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hamida Begum fled her home in Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh about two months ago with her husband, two-year-old son, and three-month-old baby. In the weeks before she [...]
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Body of evidence: Rohingya scars testify to Burma crackdown

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Rohingya refugee Mohammad Sikander felt a flash of pain as a bullet — fired by a Myanmar soldier — tore into his shoulder. Myanmar says its military operations in [...]
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Rohingya mark Eid, one year after Burma crisis began

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Nearly one million Rohingya Muslims marked Eid al-Adha on Wednesday in the world’s largest refugee camp, almost a year to the day since a brutal military crackdown [...]
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Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again

Cambodia opposition leader denied bail again

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail Wednesday after almost a year in jail on treason charges that critics say were trumped up by premier Hun Sen to gift [...]
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Vietnam puts 12 people, including 2 American citizens, on trial for alleged subversion

23-Aug-2018 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

A court in Vietnam’s HCM City on Tuesday began the trial of 12 people, including two American citizens, on subversion charges as government authorities step up a [...]
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Rohingya turn to blockchain to solve identity crisis

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised identity. Denied citizenship [...]
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Births, marriages and deaths: Rohingya lives playing out as refugees

22-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A newborn yet be named squirms in a mother’s arms; a marriage party lights up a fetid lane; a dead man’s face makes a soft impression on the blanket covering him [...]
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