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Pope in Bangladesh, continues diplomatic tightrope walk

By Christopher Lamb — November 30, 2017

DHAKA, Bangladesh (RNS) — Bangladesh is the second and final leg of one of the most politically fraught trips of Francis’ papacy, where his outspoken concern for refugees has been tempered by sensitivities on the ground.

Pope Francis, diplomatic prophet in Myanmar

By Thomas Reese — November 30, 2017

(RNS) — Pope Francis was faced with a terrible dilemma: Be prophetic and put at risk Christians in Myanmar, or be silent and compromise his moral authority. He chose neither.

US declaration of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar on way

By Yonat Shimron — October 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The issue also is sensitive because President Trump will make his first official trip to Asia next month and hasn’t spoken about the crisis.

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead

By Yonat Shimron — August 31, 2017

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Ethnic violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state forced at least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

Rohingya Muslims tell of abuses during army crackdown

By guest — July 15, 2017

(Reuters) Myanmar’s government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied most of the claims, and is blocking entry to a U.N. fact-finding mission tasked with looking into the allegations.

In Myanmar, one girl’s plight epitomizes Rohingya struggle

By Yonat Shimron — July 5, 2017

DAR PAING, Myanmar (AP) More than 120,000 Rohingya Muslims were forced into a series of camps in western Myanmar as a result of the government’s policy of persecution, segregation and neglect.

Who are the Rohingya and why are they fleeing Myanmar?

By Brian Pellot — May 20, 2015

Thousands of Rohingya people have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from?

Aung San Suu Kyi tiptoes around Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim crisis

By Brian Pellot — March 9, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a measured, political, some might say meaningless response to the Rohingya question at the International Media Conference in Yangon. Are political pressures tarnishing the legacy of this human rights icon?

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