Ethnic conflicts

August 13, 2019 - 1:56 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Pakistan is calling for an urgent meeting of the U.N. Security Council, saying India's decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy threatens international peace and could lead to ethnic cleansing and genocide in the Muslim-majority region. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood...
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June 27, 2019 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made by 10...
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Unknown assailants killed at least 95 people in an ethnic Dogon village overnight.;
June 10, 2019 - 1:41 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Assailants raided a central Mali village early Monday, killing at least 95 people in the latest massacre in a growing ethnic conflict that has been enflamed by Islamic extremists, government officials said. Nineteen people were missing after the ethnic Dogon village of Sobame Da...
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Reuters journalists Wa Lone, left, and Kyaw She Oo wave as they walk out from Insein Prison after being released in Yangon, Myanmar Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The chief of the prison said two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking the country's Officials Secrets Act have been released. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
May 07, 2019 - 7:42 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Two Reuters journalists whose imprisonment for their reporting on the Myanmar military's abuses of Rohingya Muslims drew the world's attention to curbs on freedom of the press were freed in a mass presidential pardon. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, walked out of Yangon's...
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Portraits of Holocaust survivors are displayed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage as a vintage German train car, like those used to transport people to Auschwitz and other death camps, is uncovered on tracks outside the museum, in New York, Sunday, March 31, 2019. The train car joins hundreds of artifacts from Auschwitz at the museum for an exhibit entitled "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away," that opens to the public on May 8. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 31, 2019 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — On a Sunday morning, a crane lowered a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of Jewish Heritage — a vintage German train car like those used to transport men, women and children to Auschwitz and other Nazi death camps. The windowless boxcar is among...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:44 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The Latest on the Mali village attack (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A group representing ethnic Peulhs in central Mali says the provisional death toll from a morning militia attack has risen to 115. Abdoul Aziz Diallo, president of Tabital Pulaaku, gave the figure Saturday after...
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March 07, 2019 - 8:42 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is appealing for $1.3 billion from the international community to assist 8.3 million people displaced by ethnic conflict. Mitiku Kassa, Ethiopia's disaster prevention chief, speaking at a press conference in the capital on Thursday said most of the displaced...
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Yanghee Lee, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, holds a news conference after visiting Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo)
January 25, 2019 - 6:23 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A U.N. human rights envoy said that hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees won't be able to return to Myanmar soon because of threats to their safety in the Buddhist-majority nation. Myanmar has been criticized by global rights groups and many nations for state-...
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January 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's government said that armed men attacked a central village, killing 37 civilians, in what appeared to be ethnic violence. State television broadcast a government announcement that men dressed as Dozo hunters attacked Kouloghon village early Tuesday. The Fulani Association...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2012, file photo, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi briefs the media after a meeting with Norway Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at the Norway government guest house in Oslo, Norway. Canada's Parliament has formally stripped Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar's Rohingya people. The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, of the symbolic honor bestowed on her in 2007. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
October 02, 2018 - 9:47 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's Parliament formally stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar's Rohingya people. The Senate voted unanimously to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, of the symbolic honor...
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