Rohingya crisis a 'grave security risk': ICG Dec 08, 2017 0 388 12345 AFPYangonProlonged displacement of Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladeshi camps poses a"grave security risk", conflict analysts ICG warned Thursday, raising the spectre of militants recruiting among the displaced and launching cross-border attacks on Myanmar.Raids by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) on August 25 sparked the vicious Myanmar army response which has forced more than 620,000 Rohingya to flee Rakhine state for Bangladesh.ARSA"appears determined to regroup and remain relevant"and may draw on desperate Rohingya refugees languishing in camps for future operations, the ICG International Crisis Group said in the report. The group may"shift to cross-border attacks"using Bangladesh as a base for recruitment and training, the study said, cautioning the risk of an ever-deepening cycle of violence is all too real."Such attacks would have profoundly negative consequences,"straining Myanmar-Bangladesh relations and worsening contempt for the Rohingya"that would further diminish prospects of an eventual refugee return". Global outcry over the refugee crisis, one of the worst in recent history, has triggered a hyper-defensive response inside the country, where anti-Rohingya attitudes have hardened since ARSA's emergence. Myanmar does not recognise the Rohingya as a distinct ethnic group eligible for citizenship, instead calling them"Bengali", suggesting illegal immigrants. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Shoot down any drone that invades Pakistani airspace: Air Force Chief Dec 08, 2017 0 64 Pakistan urges US to rethink decision on Jerusalem as capital Dec 08, 2017 0 53 Court rejects Nawaz lawyer objections; includes bank documents in case record Dec 08, 2017 0 53 2 killed as Indian troops target funeral in Pakistani Kashmir Mirpur: Indian troops targeted a funeral in a border village of Pakistan-administered Kashmir from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday, leaving two mourners dead and an elderly woman injured, officials and .. Rohingya still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh: UNHCR DHAKA: Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday. The number .. President strongly condemns US decision to shift embassy to Jerusalem ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday strongly condemned the decision of the United States to recognize the occupied city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to relocate its embassy .. Germany expels 27 Afghan refugees despite protests AFP Berlin Germany said Thursday that it had expelled 27 Afghan men, despite fierce protests from opponents who say it is not safe to return them to war-torn Afghanistan. "This morning, 27 people were returned to .. Pakistan to widen crackdown on human traffickers dpa Islamabad Pakistani authorities are set to widen an ongoing crackdown against people smugglers after a flight carrying 28 deportees from Germany arrived in the capital Islamabad, officials said on Thursday. The .. At least 21 pilgrims killed in Pakistan ferry accident Karachi: At least 21 people are reported dead and several others missing after a boat carrying religious devotees capsized in a creek near the village of Bohara situated close to Thatta on Thursday. Officials have placed .. Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition Reuters KATHMANDU Nepalese began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy and ..