Burma

Pyidaungzu Myanma Naingngandaw

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Worsening Plight of Burma's Rohingya

Gemima Harvey, The Diplomat

Gemima Harvey, The Diplomat

Burma has earned applause for its tentative opening toward democracy. But the progress is threatened by the deep ethnic divisions and the violence. The flight of aid organizations ...(full article)

Burma has earned applause for its tentative opening toward democracy. But the progress is threatened by the deep ethnic divisions and the violence. The flight of aid organizations ...(full article)

It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority....(full article)

It has been a tragic start to the year for Myanmar’s persecuted Muslim minority....(full article)

The U.N. says the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country, are one of the most persecuted groups in the world....(full article)

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