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Friday Night: Rohingya and Reporters Friday

friday night: Guterres is leaving Friday night for Europe and Asia, where he will attend a joint summit between the UN and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations which is certain to address the plight of the Rohingya, according to CTV. Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has faced growing international condemnation over violence against the Rohingya, is expected to attend the meeting in the Philippines from Nov. 10-14. The UN chief told reporters Friday that the UN is also insisting on unhindered humanitarian access to all areas of northern Rakhine state, where more than 600,000 Rohingya lived before fleeing to Bangladesh. Buddhist-majority Myanmar doesn't recognize the Rohingya as an ethnic group, insisting they are Bengali migrants from Bangladesh living illegally in the country. The latest violence began with a series of attacks Aug. 25 by Rohingya insurgents. It has denied them citizenship, leaving them stateless. ( As reported in the news.