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Eid day attack injures 4 in Pakistan – officials

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Officials say two suicide bombers tried to enter the Khanpur Imambargah but were intercepted by police

KARACHI, Pakistan (Sept. 13, 2016) — A suicide bomber injured 4 policemen, one critically, outside a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban as the country marked the beginning of the religious festival Eid al-Adha on Tuesday, September 13.  Continue reading Eid day attack injures 4 in Pakistan – officials

Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold

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UNCERTAIN FUTURE. A group of minority Muslim Rohingya gather outside a store at the Aung Mingalar displacement camp in Sittwe on September 7, 2016. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

‘We eat when we get our quota. If we do not get it, we cannot eat,’ says Myee Shay, who is among tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar (Sept. 8, 2016) — Four years after fleeing religious riots that emptied her Muslim Rohingya neighborhood in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Myee Shay yearns for the trappings of a normal life: a job, a school for her children, and the chance to buy her own food.  Continue reading Four years on, lives of Myanmar’s Rohingya still on hold