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Rohingya refugees tell stories of harrowing sea crossings

Rohingya Muslims who have arrived in northern Indonesia are telling stories of their harrowing sea crossings. At least 185 people are receiving medical care, after arriving in Aceh on Monday. They were onboard one of four boats that left Bangladesh in November. More than a million Rohingya are in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh, after fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #RohingyaRefugees #RohingyaRefugeeCrisis #Indonesia

Anwar Ibrahim named Malaysia’s new prime minister

Anwar Ibrahim has been named Malaysia’s new prime minister, marking an incredible comeback for a man who was first lined up for the job in the boom years of the 1990s before he was suddenly sacked and jailed. Anwar’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition won the most seats in the weekend’s election, but no one party or coalition emerged with the 112-seat parliamentary majority necessary to form a government. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi joins us live from Kuala Lumpur for the latest updates. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #Malaysia #MalaysiaElection2022 #AnwarIbrahim […]

Malaysian media says Israel’s Mossad behind kidnapped Palestinian

Malaysia has detained suspected operatives working for Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad. They are accused of snatching a Palestinian man from a street in the capital Kuala Lumpur and beating him as he was being driven to a house. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #Malaysia #Mossad #spyring #Hamas #Palestinian #Israel #abduction #Malaysianpolice

LATEST UPDATES: Indonesia announces investigation into Malang football disaster

Indonesia will establish an independent fact-finding team to investigate a stampede at a football stadium in which some 125 people, including more than a dozen children, died. Indonesia’s coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs, Mahfud MD, said the investigation into Saturday night’s tragedy in Malang, following a league game between arch rivals Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya FC, would aim to work out what happened and identify the perpetrators. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #aljazeeraenglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive #Russia #UkraineWar #VladimirPutin #aljazeeraenglish #afghanistan #newsfeed #news #aljazera #latestnews #latestwhatsappstatus #indonesia […]

Xi’an outbreak: Anger in Chinese city over COVID lockdown

There is anger in the Chinese city of Xi’an over how residents have been treated by authorities during its strict COVID lockdown. Leaders in the city of 13 million say an outbreak of the virus has now been brought under control. Al Jazeera’s @Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #China #COVID19

Thailand sends aid to Myanmar as violence eases near border

Aid is being sent from Thailand to people displaced by fighting in Myanmar after violence eased near the border in the past two days. But ethnic Karen fighters in Myanmar say they will only negotiate a ceasefire if Myanmar’s military leaves areas where fierce fighting has been taking place. The Karen National Union (KNU) said the area under its control in Karen state was hit last week by air raids and artillery rounds. Al Jazeera’s @Tony Cheng reports from the Thai-Myanmar border. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Myanmar #Thailand

Myanmar military reverts to scorched earth tactics, massacres

The spokesperson for the National Unity Government of Myanmar is accusing the military in northwest Myanmar of carrying out massacres of civilians and destroying their homes. The destruction in the hilltop town of Thantlang, in Chin State, northwestern Myanmar, caused by artillery shells and fires set by Myanmar’s military, appears part of a concerted policy of scorched earth. The military has not commented on the allegations. Most of the town’s 10,000 residents have fled across the nearby border into India – powerless to do anything to save their homes. Drone video – which matches satellite images – shows smoke billowing from the town of Thantlang in Chin State. Al Jazeera’s […]

Clashes between Myanmar military and ethnic fighters continue

The fighting between government forces and ethnic Karen armed groups have forced thousands of refugees to escape over the border into Thailand. The fighters for independence are facing a fully equipped modern army with heavy artillery and air support. And despite being outgunned, the morale of Karen fighters appears to be high. The Thai military is now considerably more relaxed, and the fighting appears to have moved away. But they are still monitoring very closely, watching anyone who goes up to the border. Inside Myanmar, an estimated 20,000 people have been displaced by the fighting. Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports from the Thai-Myanmar border. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe […]

Thousands flee to Thailand as Myanmar military attacks Karen forces

Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Karen armed groups continued on Monday, close to the Thai border. Thousands of refugees have already fled into Thailand, More are expected, after air raids on villages in the area, even as the Thai army has sought to discourage people from crossing the border. Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Myanmar #KarenState #MyanmarHumanitarianCrisis

Death toll from Malaysia’s worst floods in years rises to 27

The death toll from Malaysia’s worst floods in years has risen to 27, according to state media, as the weather bureau warned of continued thunderstorms and heavy rains in southern and eastern parts of the country. The Bernama news agency said on Wednesday that 20 of the deaths were recorded in Selangor state, which encircles Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Seven deaths were recorded in the eastern state of Pahang. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/ – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/ – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Malaysia #MalaysiaFloods #Selangor