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  • Army offensive aimed at 'preventing' Rohingya return

    Myanmar security forces have carried out "well-organised, coordinated and systematic" attacks aimed at preventing Rohingya ethnic group from returning, the UN Human Rights office said in a report on Wednesday. The report based on interviews with Rohingya who arrived in Bangladesh in the past month, said that "clearance operations".. More

  • Healing trauma: The long road ahead for Rohingya

    Inside a colorful bamboo structure in Balukhali camp, groups of children sit on the floor, engrossed in board games, plastic animals and other activities. Two scamper about in costumes - one dressed as Nemo, the other as a lion. Tacked on the walls are vivid crayon drawings - the only explicit reminders of the violence these Rohingya children have witnessed. .. More

  • Rohingya victims try to recover at Bangladesh hospitals

    Rohingya refugees who were shot, beaten, stabbed, burned or raped by the Myanmar military are struggling to heal in hospitals in neighboring Bangladesh, exorcising their trauma while their bodies try to recover. Many of them lie on thin, dirty mattresses on the floor at overflowing hospitals, and their treatment is going very slowly due to substandard.. More

  • UN concerned French terror law could affect Muslims

    UN experts on Wednesday warned France to comply with international human rights obligations while debating a new anti-terror law. France's draft law "may perpetuate the emergency measures introduced in 2015, and establish a permanent state of emergency," analysts from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said. They.. More

  • German Muslims community worried over surge of AfD

    Germany’s Muslim community is voicing concern over the surge of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Sunday’s federal election. Aiman Mazyek, who chairs the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD), said they feared increased discrimination and violence after the AfD became the third-biggest party. “The AfD have changed.. More

  • Gaza: Children suffer from war trauma three years on

    As Gaza marks three years since the Israeli assault that devastated the Strip and left more than 2,200 Palestinians killed, the psychological effects of the violence linger on. Children were among the most affected groups; in the 50-day onslaught, the Israeli army killed 500 children. The bombing campaign, which started in July and ended in late August.. More

  • UN: 'Egregious' sexual violence reports emerge from Rohingya

    The head of the UN's migration agency said he's "shocked and concerned" about reports of sexual and gender-based violence among new Rohingya arrivals in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The International Organization for Migration's Director-General William Lacy Swing made the comments on Wednesday as Rohingya refugees who escaped a military crackdown.. More

  • How Israel is disabling Palestinian teenagers

    In the Dheisheh refugee camp, it is common to see Palestinian teenagers with deep scars dotting the length of their legs, while posters and murals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces adorn the concrete walls - testaments to a disturbing reality of routine Israeli violence in the camp. International law prohibits the use of live ammunition on civilians,.. More

  • 'No food, no shelter': Rohingya suffer in Bangladesh

    Hundreds of Rohingya, including children, were jostling to get hold of aid packages being thrown from trucks at Balukhali in the Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazar bordering Myanmar. Women, many with babies on their shoulders, stood in torrential rain in the hope of getting food, tarpaulin and clothes distributed by local Bangladeshi people. Chaos was.. More

  • How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

    In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. When they were finally let into the.. More

  • Rohingya group says Myanmar engaged in 'genocide'

    The deployment of extra troops to Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state is to further the “Rohingya genocide”, according to a group representing the Muslim minority on Tuesday. The army dispatched a battalion, around 500 soldiers, to the Maungdaw area of northern Rakhine, where Rohingya Muslims form the majority, on Thursday last week. Hla.. More

  • Syria's lost generation: Refugee children at work

    Less than half of Lebanon's school-aged Syrian refugee children enrolled in school last year, and it is expected that at least 50 percent will drop out of classes by the time they are nine years old. Half of the remaining number will leave school by 10, according to the United Nations. Transport, regardless of how low the price, is often unaffordable... More

  • Palestinians grieve loved ones killed at Friday prayers

    From the main street that runs through Wadi Qadum in occupied East Jerusalem, the Sharaf family home is hidden by a primary school and the bright, multicolored stone wall of its playground. Tied to the wire mesh above the painted wall, a single poster shows a young man wearing a black suit, bow tie and graduation cap. Clean shaven and with a sash draped.. More

  • Water deal tightens Israel's control over Palestinians

    It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. But a recent water agreement, signed under the auspices of US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy in mid-July, may actually cement Israel's.. More

  • West Bank villagers decry collective punishment

    For the past four days, he had stayed at home in Kobar, after the Israeli military imposed a closure on the village in the wake of a deadly stabbing attack at a nearby Jewish settlement on July 21. The attacker, 19-year-old Omar al-Abed, who killed three Israelis and injured a fourth in the attack, came from Kobar. Approaching the village from the.. More