Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal to repatriate Rohingya who fled ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Rakhine state

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal on Thursday paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis.
More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since August, running from a Myanmar military crackdown that Washington said this week clearly constitutes “ethnic cleansing”.
After weeks of tussling over the terms of repatriation, the two sides inked a deal…