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MYANMAR POLITICS: UN Medics See Evidence of Rape in Myanmar Army ‘Cleansing’ Campaign

MYANMAR POLITICS: UN Medics See Evidence of Rape in Myanmar Army ‘Cleansing’ Campaign

Zaw Htay, spokesman for Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said the authorities would investigate any allegations brought to them. “Those rape victim women should come to us,” he said. “We will give full security to them. We will investigate and we will take action.”

Suu Kyi herself has not commented on the numerous allegations of sexual assault committed by the military against Rohingya women made public since late last year.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Speech Backfires

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Speech Backfires

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reacted to Suu Kyi’s remarks in his address before the UNGA by calling for an end to the violence.

“The authorities in Myanmar must end the military operations, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and recognize the right of refugees to return in safety and dignity; and they must also address the grievances of the Rohingya, whose status has been left unresolved for far too long,” Guterres said.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Handling of Crimes Against Rohingya Muslims

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Handling of Crimes Against Rohingya Muslims

“We condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence. We are committed to the restoration of peace and stability and rule of law throughout the state,” Aung San Suu Kyi added, without putting forth any concrete solutions to stop ethnic killings.

Suu Kyi has faced harsh international criticism amid several reports about systematic attacks by the Myanmar military and majority Buddhists against the persecuted Muslim community.

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TUNISIA POLITICS: Tunisian Women Win Freedom to Marry Non-Muslims

TUNISIA POLITICS: Tunisian Women Win Freedom to Marry Non-Muslims

The new law comes after President Essebsi pushed for the lifting of the marriage restriction law that was put in place in 1973. He said in a speech last month, during celebrations of the National Women’s day, that the marriage law was “an obstacle to the freedom of choice of the spouse”. The restriction was also seen as violating Tunisia’s constitution which was adopted in 2014 in the wake of the Arab Spring revolution.

Tunisia, which is 99% Muslim, is viewed as one of the most progressive Arab countries in terms of women’s rights.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Myanmar’s Regime is US Puppet: Iran’s Senior Adviser to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

MYANMAR POLITICS: Myanmar’s Regime is US Puppet: Iran’s Senior Adviser to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

“Myanmar’s regime is a US puppet,” Ali Akbar Velayati, senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, said on Thursday.

“A person, who has unfairly received the Nobel Peace Prize, is today taking these measures, but Muslim societies won’t be silent and will curb this dictatorial regime through international bodies,” he added.

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MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Silence on Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingya Muslims

MYANMAR POLITICS: Aung San Suu Kyi Silence on Myanmar Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingya Muslims

Once lauded by the international community for standing up to the Myanmar military, Ms Suu Kyi has been sharply criticised around the world for her failure to condemn brutal attacks on her country’s Muslim minority now she is the effective leader.

“Yes, they condemn it, issue statements, but what good does it do? They should take action. This marks the death of the Nobel Peace Prize,” Mr Khamenei said.

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SPAIN POLITICS: After Barcelona Attack, Donald Trump Says, ‘Kill Muslims With Bullets Dipped in Pig’s Blood’

SPAIN POLITICS: After Barcelona Attack, Donald Trump Says, ‘Kill Muslims With Bullets Dipped in Pig’s Blood’

US President Donald Trump has suggested, “Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!”

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INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

What issues were left unresolved at the time of India’s partition in 1947, and how have they continued to plague both India and Pakistan since independence?

For both India and Pakistan, the most singular conflict unresolved since partition has concerned the former Princely State of Kashmir, whose fate was left undetermined at the time the British left. Lying as it did on the border, Kashmir was claimed by both countries, which have been to war over this region on numerous occasions.

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INDIA POLITICS: 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Now Face Deportation

INDIA POLITICS: 40,000 Rohingya Muslims Now Face Deportation

“These things are being discussed at [the] diplomatic level with both Bangladesh and Myanmar,” Interior Ministry spokesman K.S. Dhatwalia said. “More clarity will emerge at an appropriate time.” No better conditions would be awaiting the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: You Don’t Need N700 Million House in Abuja Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

NIGERIA POLITICS: You Don’t Need N700 Million House in Abuja Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

The real question is whether Sultan Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III really needs a house in Abuja and whether it makes common sense for the Sokoto state government to shell out a whopping N700 million for that purpose.

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USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

USA POLITICS: Trump ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ Sparks Protest in New York City

“The use of national security as rationale for implementing Muslim ban is comical, to say the least,” said Murad Awadeh of New York Immigration Coalition.

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IRAN POLITICS: Muslims Obliged to Fight Against Israel: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

IRAN POLITICS: Muslims Obliged to Fight Against Israel: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

“Today the fight against the Zionist regime is obligatory and necessary for Muslims. Why do some evade this duty?” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

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UK POLITICS: ‘I Am Going to Kill All Muslims’: Driver Ploughs Van into Worshippers at Finsbury Park Mosque London

UK POLITICS: ‘I Am Going to Kill All Muslims’: Driver Ploughs Van into Worshippers at Finsbury Park Mosque London

London’s Metropolitan Police said in there are casualties being worked on at the scene” of the apparent attack, which took place at Seven Sisters Road.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bill Shorten Slams Pauline Hanson Anti-Islam Post in Wake of London Terror Attack

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Bill Shorten Slams Pauline Hanson Anti-Islam Post in Wake of London Terror Attack

Senator Pauline Hanson took to social media in the immediate aftermath of the attack to say “stop Islamic immigration before it is too late”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Pauline Hanson Warns: ‘Stop Islamic Immigration Before Australia Hits 5 Per Cent Like England’

“Stop Islamic Immigration before Australia hits 5 per cent like England,” Senator Pauline Hanson’s tweeted graphic says.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tony Abbott Says, ‘Stop Treating Muslims With Kid Gloves’

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Tony Abbott Says, ‘Stop Treating Muslims With Kid Gloves’

“The only safe Jihadi is one who’s been lawfully killed, lawfully imprisoned or thoroughly converted from Islamism,” Mr Abbott said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Stabbed! Brit Killed By Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Stabbed! Brit Killed By Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem

“This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems,” the Shin Bet statement said.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

PALESTINE POLITICS: Woman Dies From Palestinian Stabbing in Jerusalem

“This is one of many instances where a Palestinian suffering personal strife … chooses to carry out an attack in order to find release for his problems,” the Shin Bet statement said.

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CANADA POLITICS: UN to Negotiate With US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

CANADA POLITICS: UN to Negotiate With US, Canada to Resettle Rohingya Refugees

1,000 Rohingya refugees had been identified as priorities for resettlement on medical grounds or because they have been separated from their family members living abroad.

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LIBERIA POLITICS: Weah Assures Islamic Community of Religious Tolerance

LIBERIA POLITICS: Weah Assures Islamic Community of Religious Tolerance

“I encourage you to use your roles to unite and not divide, promote peace and not discord; inspire hope and not despair, create dreams,” Senator Weah said.

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