Unending plight in Myanmar

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Unending plight in Myanmar

Myanmar's minority Muslims known as Rohingya have repeatedly come under attack by government forces and extremist Buddhist groups over the past years. The United Nations has warned that the attacks on the persecuted Muslims are carried out in a well-organized, manner. Horrific reports of mass killings, rape and arson attacks against the Rohingya keep coming out of Myanmar. The UN calls the attacks a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.  Authorities in Myanmar have for years tried to sweep the plight of Muslim Rohingya under the carpet. Myanmar's leadership has denied media access to the Rakhine state where 700,000 Muslims have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since August alone. But the scale of the crisis has drawn international attention. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi still defies international calls to take measures to resolve the crisis. But under mounting pressure, her government has finally agreed to a visit by the U.N. Security Council to Myanmar. Critics are calling the approval  too little, too late. 

Saudi Arabia-Israel

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has recognized Israel’s right to exist. In an interview with The Atlantic magazine, Mohammed bin Salman said, "I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation." His recognition of Israel came as the regime's army has killed a dozen Palestinians and wounded 1,400 more during Land Day march, while the protesters were calling for return of Palestinian refugees to their lands.  

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