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Krishna N Das

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20 Sep 2017 | 4:26 PM

Hindus fleeing Myanmar violence hope for shelter in Modi's India

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India.

18 Sep 2017 | 8:49 PM

Seeking to deport Rohingya, India tells court has evidence of militant links

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's home ministry said on Monday it would confidentially share intelligence information with the Supreme Court showing Rohingya links with Pakistan-based militants, in a bid to get legal clearance for plans to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslims.

13 Sep 2017 | 3:32 PM

U.N. seeks "massive" aid boost amid Rohingya "emergency within an emergency"

KUTUPALONG CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Aid agencies have to step up operations "massively" in response to the arrival in Bangladesh of about 400,000 refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar, and the amount of money needed to help them has risen sharply, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

13 Sep 2017 | 11:44 AM

Trapped by landmines and a creek, Rohingya languish in no-man's land

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Reuters) - Until late last month, Syed Karim grew rice and sugarcane on a strip of unclaimed land along the international border where Myanmar ends and Bangladesh begins.

12 Sep 2017 | 8:04 PM

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home.

9 Sep 2017 | 8:46 PM

Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire amid humanitarian crisis

BANGKOK/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar.

8 Sep 2017 | 7:45 PM

Exclusive - Bangladesh wants 'safe zones' to ease Rohingya crisis, but seen unlikely

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has proposed creating "safe zones" run by aid groups for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing into its territory following a military crackdown.

8 Sep 2017 | 6:09 PM

Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh reaches 270,000 - UNHCR

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - An estimated 270,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday, announcing a dramatic jump in numbers fleeing violence in neighbouring Myanmar's Rakhine State.

7 Sep 2017 | 6:27 PM

Children, teenagers among wounded Rohingya in crammed Bangladesh hospital

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Mohammed Idrees, a 10-year-old Rohingya boy, does not remember how he landed at the hospital in Bangladesh with a part of his right ear blown off.

6 Sep 2017 | 1:02 PM

Exclusive: Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border: government sources in Dhaka

DHAKA (Reuters) - Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence.