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Bangladesh minister speaks of 'genocide' in Myanmar's Rakhine

Bangladesh’s foreign minister said Sunday that genocide was being waged in Myanmar’s violence-racked Rakhine state, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Muslim Rohingya to his country. “The international community is saying it is a genocide. We also say it is a genocide,” A.H. Mahmood Ali told reporters after briefing diplomats in Dhaka. Ali met Western […]

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President Hamid discusses ‘Rohingya safe zone’ with Turkish President Erdogan

Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid has called on the international community to form a UN-backed ‘safe zone’ near the border to protect the Rohingya minority fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The president made the appeal amid bilateral talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a break of the first OIC summit […]

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Erdogan to Muslim countries: ‘use every means available’ to stop ‘cruelty’ against Rohingya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday urged Muslim countries to “use every means available” to stop the “cruelty” perpetrated against Myanmar’s Rohingya. “We want to work with the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to prevent the humanitarian plight in the region,” he told the opening session of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the […]