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Rohingya crisis could endanger regional security: UN

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MNA Exclusive Desk: The UN’s human rights chief has warned that Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority has the potential to spark regional conflict. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein reiterated while in Indonesia on Monday that acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing may have occurred in the campaign of violence against Rohingya that sparked an exodus of nearly 1 million people to neighbouring Bangladesh. “Myanmar faces a very serious crisis with a potentially severe impact on the security of the region,” Zaid said in a speech to a rights conference at Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “It is sometimes said that ...

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Trump, Erdogan discuss regional security

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MNA International Desk: US president Donald Trump spoke by telephone Saturday with Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan and discussed working more closely with its NATO ally to improve regional security, reported news agency. “President Trump emphasised the common commitment of the United States and Turkey to work together to increase regional stability,” a White House statement said. The phone call came amid a backdrop of deteriorating relations between Washington and Ankara, NATO allies whose relations have soured over the US decision to arm Kurds in Syria to fight Islamic State. Turkey regards the Kurdish militias as “terrorists.” Turkey has also repeatedly ...

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