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Rohingya report more violence, persecution in Myanmar: UN investigators

GENEVA (Reuters) – Muslim Rohingya refugees reaching Bangladesh say violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains “menacing” for ethnic and religious minorities, UN human rights investigators said on Thursday. Members of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar ended a five-day visit to the ...

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Pakistan’s spy agency scolded over forced disappearances

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A Pakistani high court judge has chided the country’s powerful spy agency and police over alleged forced abductions, accusing the security apparatus of breaking the law. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday publicly called on the military’s top brass to rein ...

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Yemeni forces fire missile at Jizan Airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a domestically-designed and -developed ballistic missile at a strategic economic target in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Jizan in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s devastating military aggression against their impoverished country. A Yemeni ...

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Evacuation of militant-besieged towns in Syria’s Idlib ends

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Syria has completed the evacuation of thousands of people from two Shia-majority towns, which have long been besieged by foreign-backed militants, state media say. Syria’s al-khbariya TV reported on Thursday that all buses had left Kefraya and al-Foua, both in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Province, and that ...

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Evacuation of Syria’s villages of Kefraya, al-Foua begins

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The evacuation of the Syrian villages of Kefraya and al-Foua which were long besieged by foreign-backed militants has begun. Thousands of people from the two Shia villages, located in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, began to leave overnight on Wednesday as part of a deal under which ...

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