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Half a million Rohingya arrive in Bangladesh; UN agencies rush to provide shelter, clean water

New York, Sept 30(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency announced on Friday that it has started distributing plastic sheeting and essential relief items to Rohingyas arriving in from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, as part of a massive effort to cut the time refugees spend in the open.

Horrific accounts of sexual violence against Rohingya ‘just tip of the iceberg’ – UN agency

New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be “just the tip of the iceberg,” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those in need of assistance.

Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar liability for us : Pak Foreign Minister

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IBNS) : Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has reportedly admitted that Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba are a "liability" for the country and for the south Asian region, The Times of India reported. but said the country "needs time to get rid of this liability".

China blocks WhatsApp, beefs up surveillance ahead of Communist Party gathering

Beijing, Sep 26 (IBNS): Beijing has blocked instant messaging app WhatsApp in order to bolster online surveillance ahead of the upcoming Communist Party meeting, reports said.

Parties to Afghan conflict show renewed interest in political engagement, UN envoy says

New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Although efforts over the past few years to reach a political solution to the Afghan conflict have led to little progress, the top United Nations envoy in the country today reported a renewed interest in political engagements for peace.

In Bangladesh, UN refugee chief warns influx of Rohingya outpaces capacities to respond

New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee chief on Monday called for ramped-up support for an estimated 436,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last month, warning that the massive influx of people seeking safety far outpaces capacities to respond.

Death toll of Hindus rises in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Naypyidaw, Sep 25 (IBNS): The death toll of Hindus in Myanmar's Rakhine state has risen from 28 to 45, a recent media report stated.

Bangladesh govt rejects reports on plot to kill PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, Sept 24 (IBNS): The Bangladesh government has rejected some media reports which claimed that attempt to assassin Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was made recently.

Pakistan: Three terrorists killed during operation

Lahore, Sept 24 (IBNS): Security forces have killed three suspected terrorists in Gara Madda area of Dera Ismail Khan of Pakistan, media reports said on Sunday.

Pakistan Navy successfully fires anti-ship missile from chopper

Islamabad, Sept 23 (IBNS): In a major development, the Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile from its Sea King helicopter in northern Arabian Sea, media reports said on Saturday.

Myanmar photographers released on bail in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sep 23 (IBNS): Bangladesh authorities have release two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for German magazine, according to media reports on Saturday.

UN scales up response as number of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar nears 500,000

New York, Sept 23(Just Earth News): With the number of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar arriving in south-east Bangladesh edging towards half a million, United Nations agencies are stepping up delivery of life-saving aid to two official refugee camps, where the health concerns are quickly growing.

‘No room for complacency’ when survival of future generations is at stake, Bhutan tells UN Assembly

New York, Sept 23(Just Earth News): Addressing global leaders at the 72nd annual general debate at the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Bhutan underscored that the impacts of climate change – illustrated by devastating hurricanes and floods, and record-setting temperatures year after year – are very real.

To address terrorism, ‘we must stamp out its root causes,’ Pakistan leader says at UN Assembly

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan underscored that any strategy to combat global terrorism must focus on addressing the issue of State sponsored terrorism, as well as resolve the root causes behind such violence.

Addressing Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh proposes UN-monitored ‘safe zones’ in Myanmar

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Myanmar must stop “ethnic cleansing” in Rakhine state, and “safe zones” should be created inside that country to protect all civilians, under the supervision of the United Nations, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the General Assembly on Thursday.