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Violence in Myanmar shows the world needs to stop romanticising Buddhism

17 Sep, 2017 2:41pm  7 minutes to read Play Video The UN migration agency (IOM) said the deepening crisis of Rohingya refugees arriving in Bangladesh continues to overwhelm humanitarian agencies and has exceeded their initial predictions for emergency planning. / AP news.com.au By: Charis Chang People don’t generally associate Buddhists with …

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The Genocide Of The Rohingya

Big Oil, Failed Democracy And False Prophets Ramzy Baroud — September 13, 2017 countercurrents.org   To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a ‘democracy icon’ because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at …

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Letter from Aleppo: Returning to devastation

Born into a Circassian-Syrian family, Natay Abdullah hails from Aleppo, a city that has been ravaged by conflict since the start of Syria’s civil war in 2011. Abdullah, a 29-year-old graphic designer, found himself unemployed in 2012 and spent several months working for local humanitarian aid initiatives before moving to …

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GaStat Report:Over a million women pilgrims perform the Haj

A total of 1,334,080 men and 1,018,042 women have performed Haj this year, according to the latest statistical report by the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat). It said the number consisted of both the pilgrims coming from outside who were 1,752,014 and the domestic Hajis who were 600,108. The report …

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Hujjaaj numbers up 24% over last year

  The number of pilgrims arriving via air, land and sea entry points until Friday reached 1.07 million, an increase of 204,302, or 24 percent, compared to the same period last year. The numbers of pilgrims arriving by air, land and sea were 1.015 million, 50,554 and 4,915 respectively, according …

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The Rohingya: Silent Abuse

Denied citizenship, forced from their homes, and subjected to cruelty; we investigate the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya. 09 Aug 2017 09:10 GMTRohingya, Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, Poverty & Development, War & Conflict   Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a population of around 51 million people. The Burman ethnic group constitutes around two-thirds …

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India Set to Deport Thousands of Rohingya Muslims Back to Myanmar

  Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 14-08-2017 The UNHCR has issued identity cards to about 16,500 Rohingya in India [Altaf Qadri/AP] India’s government is looking to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, including those registered with the UN refugee agency. Deputy Interior Minister Kiren Rijiju told …

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Charlottesville is America everywhere

US white supremacists and Neo-Nazis are no longer afraid of showing their faces because they face no repercussions. by Erika Wilson Erika Wilson is the Reef C Ivey II Term Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. by Khaled A Beydoun Khaled A Beydoun …

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