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September 9, 2018 3:22 am gmt |
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Despite efforts taken by Sri Lanka, the country still faces emerging challenges such as violent extremism, migration, refugees, inequality and climate change, Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. He expressed these views at the High Level Forum on the Follow up t...
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May 15, 2018 3:02 am gmt |
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In the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, Palestinian officials say Israeli troops have killed 55 people and wounded 2,700. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said his military was acting in self-defence against Gaza’s Islamist rulers, Hamas, who he said wanted to destroy Israel. ...
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March 8, 2018 4:54 am gmt |
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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Al-Hussein has expressed alarm over reports of communal violence in Sri Lanka. The UN High Commissioner said he would encourage UN Member States to explore the use of universal jurisdiction, in the absence of progress in accountability an...
In Srilanka
March 6, 2018 4:17 am gmt |
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The Government yesterday deployed 200 Special Task Force (STF) personnel and declared special area curfew in Digana in the Kandy District, after mobs attacked shops and places of religious worship in the Muslim-majority town. Some 27 Muslim-owned shops and businesses and several houses were set on fi...
In Colombo
October 8, 2017 7:51 am gmt |
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Following several complaints filed with Facebook over a video posted on the Facebook page of the Sinhale Jathika Balamuluwa, the social media website has decided to remove it. The video was a live recording of a mob, led by monks, storming a safe house in Mount Lavinia recently where refugees from My...
In World
October 4, 2017 10:16 am gmt |
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Aung San Suu Kyi is to be stripped of the Freedom of the City of Oxford, where she studied as an undergraduate, over her response to the Rohingya crisis. Oxford city council voted unanimously to support a cross-party motion that said it was “no longer appropriate” to celebrate the de facto leader of ...
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September 25, 2017 4:24 am gmt |
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Refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh are becoming increasingly cramped, leaving no space for new refugees who are still fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar. Newly-arrived refugees on Sunday (September 24) said that it was difficult to find available space to put up tents, as t...
In World
September 16, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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As hundreds more Rohingya refugees made their way to makeshift camps on Friday (September 15), those who had arrived earlier in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar were scrambling for food and water. Nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar have crossed into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, fle...
In World
September 14, 2017 8:39 am gmt |
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Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are facing a catastrophic humanitarian situation, according to the UN secretary general. Antonio Guterres said alleged attacks by security forces on Rohingya villagers were completely unacceptable. The army says it is fighting militants and denies targeting civilians. Late...
In India
September 11, 2017 11:46 am gmt |
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A fringe Hindu group staged a protest in New Delhi on Monday (September 11) demanding deportation of over 40,000 Rohingya refugees living in India, calling them threat to internal security. Holding placards and banners such as ‘Rohingya Muslims dangerous for India’ ‘Rohingyas Muslim...
In World
September 10, 2017 8:41 am gmt |
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Sparse food supply remains a major concern among the Rohingya refugees living in temporary shelters of Cox’s Bazar City, Bangladesh. Though these refugees have managed to escape the violence in Myanmar, there is now a continuous struggle for food, with limited resources being distributed by bot...
In World
September 5, 2017 8:17 am gmt |
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The systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing, the independent Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) group said on Tuesday (September 5). In Rakhine s...
In World
August 31, 2017 4:20 am gmt |
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More than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border. Friday’s (August 25) series of coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents on security...
In India
August 28, 2017 8:05 am gmt |
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Two days after the deadly rampage in Panchkula and Sirsa by followers of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said violence in the name of faith will not be tolerated, and the guilty will be punished without fail. The death toll in the clashes triggered by Gurme...
In India
August 27, 2017 6:50 am gmt |
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The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday ordered the Haryana administration to make arrangements to take CBI judge Jagdeep Singh and two of his staff members to the Rohtak district jail by air for pronouncing the quantum of sentence against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was...
In Europe
April 28, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament and assaulted the leader of the Social Democrats on Thursday (April 27) after his party and ethnic Albanian allies voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker, witnesses said. Television footage showed Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev with ...
In Europe
August 30, 2016 11:14 am gmt |
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The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is “unacceptable” and must stop. Clashes in places where so-called Islamic State (IS) was not present were a “source of deep concern”, the US envoy to the anti-IS coalition twe...
In India
August 16, 2016 4:56 am gmt |
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In an address on Independence Day on Monday (15th Aug), Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said guns cannot get justice and then went on to blame the central leadership from Jawaharlal Nehru to incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all of her state’s problems. “K...
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August 9, 2016 4:59 am gmt |
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Ethiopian security forces shot dead several dozen people in weekend protests across the country as frustration with the government grows, an opposition leader and Amnesty International said Monday (8th Aug), while hundreds staged a rare demonstration in the capital after calls via social media. The g...