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UN issues verbal warnings for military crackdown in Maynmar

Protesters opposed to Myanmar’s military coup blocked train services between Yangon and a southern city on Tuesday, hours after a U.N. envoy warned the army of “severe consequences” for any harsh response to the pro-democracy demonstrations. Despite the deployment of armoured vehicles and soldiers in some major cities on the …

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Democracy never protected Rohingya Muslims, expert says

Four years have passed since Myanmar’s military crackdown drove more than 742,000 mostly women and children of the Rohingya minority over the border into Bangladesh — a mass displacement which UN investigators say amounts to genocide. Now, in the wake of the Feb. 1 coup, the Rohingya are again left …

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Rights group accuses Myanmar of crimes against humanity

Myanmar is committing crimes against humanity in its campaign against Muslim insurgents in Rakhine state, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, and it called for the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions and an arms embargo. A government spokesman was not immediately available for comment but Myanmar has rejected U.N. …

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Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home. The government of Buddhist-majority Myanmar says its security forces are …

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IN A LAND OF DECAY

The Levant News – by Farhana Qazi — Burma Town, Jamaat-e-Islami, sugarcane cubes, Islamabad, jihad, Indus River, clementine, Himalayas, young brides, tandoori chicken, militants & God’s will. Burma Town is located on the outskirts of Pakistan’s neat and newly organized city of Islamabad. This week’s rain has damaged the already …

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