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UN chief calls on Myanmar to end Rohingya violence

UN chief calls on Myanmar to end Rohingya violence

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of the risk of ethnic cleasing in Myanmar as he appealed to the country’s authorities to end violence against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.…

Orphaned by the mudslide in Sierra Leone’s Freetown

Orphaned by the mudslide in Sierra Leone’s Freetown

by Catherine Elgonaid : In the blue hour of dawn, brothers Isaac and Idris picked their way back home along the mud and stone track from morning prayers at their local mosque.…

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya Muslims?

Who are the Rohingya? The Rohingya are often described as “the world’s most persecuted minority”. They are an ethnic Muslim group who have lived for centuries in the majority Buddhist Myanmar. Currently,…

Myanmar faces international condemnation over Rohingya

Myanmar faces international condemnation over Rohingya

Myanmar’s security forces and civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been facing international condemnation over the recent plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority. Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh in the past 10 days following…

‘One million children in unlivable conditions in Gaza’

‘One million children in unlivable conditions in Gaza’

One million children are suffering from “unlivable” conditions in the Gaza Strip, according to Save the Children, an international charity that promotes children’s rights and provides aid worldwide. “One million children in Gaza…

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 10 days

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 10 days

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh in the last 10 days, uprooted by reported rapes, murders and acts of arson by the Myanmar army. Vivian Tan, regional spokesperson for UNHCR, told…

Millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha 2017

Millions of Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha 2017

Millions of Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday as some two million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of thousands…