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Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya Muslims arrives in Bangladesh

By: Ruma Paul Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage DHAKA (Reuters) – A Malaysian aid ship arrived in Bangladesh on Monday carrying aid for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar, many citing abuses by the Myanmar security forces. Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on Oct. 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants. The U.N. human rights office said in a report this month Myanmar’s security forces had committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned their villages. Myanmar has...

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Afghanistan: suicide bomber kills 7, wounds 20

  By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net A suicide bomber killed seven people and wounded 20 others outside a bank in the capital city of Afghanistan‘s Helmand province on Saturday, February 11, the governor’s office said, according to Reuters. The bomber detonated an explosives-packed car next to an Afghan army vehicle as soldiers arrived at a bank in Lashkar Gah to collect their pay, the Helmand governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, said. Among the dead were four civilians and three soldiers. Sixteen civilians and four soldiers were wounded, he said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the Taliban have seized large areas of Helmand and have often...

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Russia, Turkey, Iran joined by UN and Jordan for Syria ceasefire plans

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Experts from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations have started a technical meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, to discuss in detail the implementation of the Syrian ceasefire agreement, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, February 6, according to Reuters. “Representatives of Jordan are expected to take part for the first time,” a ministry spokesman said of the talks. He said the agenda included reviewing the implementation of the cessation of hostilities, discussing a proposal from the Syrian armed opposition about the ceasefire, and determining options about how to implement it. “This is about...

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