My Sinchew/ Refugees

With art and sport, young refugees build new lives in Greece

Jawad Ahmadi, an 18-year-old Afghan, reached the island of Lesbos a year ago with his older brother and cousin, believing Greece would be just a temporary stop on his way to Germany.

Around 250 feared dead on 'Black Day' in Mediterranean

Over 250 African migrants were feared drowned in the Mediterranean Thursday after a charity's rescue boat found five corpses close to two sinking rubber dinghies off Libya.

Myanmar may be trying to 'expel' all Rohingya

Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert said Monday, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority community.

Malaysian aid ship for Rohingya arrives in Bangladesh

A Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a bloody army crackdown in Myanmar docked in Bangladesh's Chittagong port Tuesday days after it met nationalist protesters in Yangon.

Indonesia urges 'significant steps' on Rohingya issue

Myanmar should take significant steps to achieve peace in Rakhine state, Indonesia's foreign minister said Friday, warning that the bloody crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya minority could lead to instability across South East Asia.

Protests greet Malaysia aid ship for Myanmar's Rohingya

Anti-Rohingya protesters gathered at a Yangon port on Thursday to meet a Malaysian ship carrying aid for thousands of refugees from the persecuted Muslim minority fleeing a bloody military crackdown.

Iceland, an unexpected Arctic asylum for Syrian refugees

The wind blows in icy gusts and the rain gently melts the snow: welcome to Iceland! Far from their hometown Damascus, Joumaa and his family don't mind the Arctic cold, they're just happy to be living in safety.

Pioneer project for Rohingya employment starts March 1

A government pioneer project to enable the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia to be legally employed will begin on March 1, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Myanmar asks for 'time and space' to solve Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's deputy defence chief on Monday urged the world to give his government "time and space" to solve a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority amid concerns jihadists could exploit the situation.

Najib urges Myanmar to end Rohingya crackdown

Malaysia's prime minister Thursday urged Myanmar to end its crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority, warning that Islamist extremists may exploit the crisis.



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