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EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi

The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh.

EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi

The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Cox's Bazar - The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon.

Childhoods lost as Rohingya kids fill parents' shoes

Cox's Bazar - Tahera Begum walks a mile alone at dawn to collect firewood for her ill parents and four siblings, an enormous burden for a 10-year-old thrust to the head of her family in the world's largest refugee settlement.

40,000 lone Rohingya children in refugee camps: EU Commissioner

Cox's Bazar - More than 40,000 unaccompanied Rohingya children are in refugee camps in Bangladesh after fleeing Mynamar, European Union Commissioner Christos Stylianides said Wednesday.

New field hospital treats hundreds of Rohingya refugees

Cox's Bazar - The eight-month-old Rohingya boy was close to death when he arrived at the field hospital in a Bangladesh refugee camp, his tiny lungs racked by pneumonia as he struggled to draw breath.

Bangladesh lets stranded Rohingya into camps after screening

Cox's Bazar - Thousands of Rohingya Muslims stranded near Bangladesh's border this week after fleeing violence in Myanmar have finally been permitted to enter refugee camps after "strict screening", officials said Thursday.

Bangladesh steps up security at India border over Rohingya fears

Dhaka - Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory, officials said Sunday.

Rohingya boat toll rises to 23 as more bodies found

Cox's Bazar - The bodies of another nine refugees have washed up in Bangladesh after an overloaded boat carrying scores of desperate Rohingya sank in rough seas, police said Tuesday, taking the confirmed death toll to 23.

Reunion hopes shattered, a Rohingya weeps for his family

Chhota Angutia - Weeping and groaning, Alif Jukhar dug into the earth of the grave with his bare hands. Alif, a long-time Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, had hoped -- for the first time in three decades -- to be reunited with his family.

Myanmar makes proposal to take back Rohingya refugees

Dhaka - A senior Myanmar minister proposed Monday to take back the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled across the border after a military crackdown, Bangladesh said, but gave no details of how the huge task could be achieved.

Myanmar 'makes proposal' to take back Rohingya refugees

Dhaka - Myanmar has proposed taking back the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks, the Bangladeshi foreign minister said after talks Monday with a senior Myanmar representative.A.

Sri Lanka arrests six in hunt for monks who attacked Rohingya

Colombo - Sri Lankan police said Sunday they have arrested six people in their hunt for a mob led by Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees last week.

At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - At least 10 children and four women were killed when a boat carrying Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized off Bangladesh on Thursday, as the number of new arrivals topped 500,000.

At least 14 dead as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - At least 10 children and four women were killed when a boat carrying Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in rough seas off Bangladesh on Thursday, police said.

Race row hampers Rohingya registration in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Many of the half a million Rohingya refugees newly arrived in Bangladesh are refusing to be registered because their ethnicity is not included in the document, slowing a process seen as key to their eventual return to Myanmar.

Refugee family hunters bring hope to Rohingya children

Cox's Bazar - Seven-year-old Hasina only sat down for a moment's rest from chasing aid trucks that are a lifeline for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. When she got up she was alone, lost in a vast camp that activists say is a target for traffickers.

'I would be dead': Britain's Rohingyas speak out

London - For members of Europe's biggest Rohingya community in Bradford, northern England, the news from Myanmar brings a mix of anger, fear and haunting memories of dramatic escapes from their homeland.

Sri Lanka calls monks who attacked Rohingya 'animals'

Colombo - The Sri Lankan government Wednesday slammed a group of radical Buddhist monks who attacked Rohingya refugees on the island as "animals", pledging action against police who failed to protect them.

Mud and misery for refugees as Bangladesh tent city grows

Cox's Bazar - Two hours' walk from the nearest road, with no toilets or clean water and little proper shelter, the vast area of scrubland Bangladesh has set aside for more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees is a miserable place to call home.

Bangladesh faces long haul Rohingya crises

Cox's Bazar - One month after the latest influx of Rohingya Muslims began, Bangladesh faces the unenviable dual task of looking after 700,000 wretched people and trying to persuade Myanmar to take them back.

Rohingya in Bangladesh need 'massive' assistance: UN

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh needs "massive international assistance" to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday.

Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

Cox's Bazar - Shamila clutches her daughter's hand so tightly it turns white as she recounts how soldiers broke into her home in Myanmar and gang-raped her in front of her children -- a story heard over and over in Bangladesh refugee camps.

Hindu refugees from Myanmar find sanctuary in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - In a small village in southern Bangladesh, hundreds of Hindu refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are being handed plates heaped with dal and rice, less than a mile from where desperate Muslim Rohingya beg for food and shelter.

Freedom fighter or curse? The man behind the Rohingya insurgency

Karachi - To his foes, Ata Ullah is a reckless amateur who has brought untold misery to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya after launching an insurgency in Myanmar.

Rohingya crisis sparks fear among Bangladeshi Buddhists

Cox's Bazar - As thousands of Rohingya flee ethnic violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh's small Buddhist community fears the crisis could spark a violent backlash from their Muslim neighbours.

High stakes in Myanmar as Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis

Bangkok - As Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time -- a high wire act seeking to soothe global outrage without baiting an army that is again showing its teeth.

Thousands of Rohingya stranded in no man's land

Chhota Angutia - For three weeks Dil Mohammad and his family have been stranded on a thin sliver of land between Bangladesh and their native Myanmar with thousands of other Rohingya, after running for their lives when their village was torched.

Bangladesh to build 14,000 shelters for Rohingya

Cox's Bazar - Bangladesh will build 14,000 new shelters to house the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees camping on roadsides, in fields and on hills, an official said Saturday.

Rohingya refugees forced to scramble for aid in Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar - Every day Sunabhan joins thousands of other Rohingya refugees by the roadside near her settlement in southern Bangladesh waiting for aid trucks to arrive and readying herself for the desperate scramble for food.
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