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World religious figures call for peaceful reconciliation in Rakhine state

World religious figures called for a peaceful reconciliation in religious and ethnic conflicts in Rakhine state, Myanmar, during their meeting with …

Human Rights

The military still holds all the levers in Burma’s future

NEARLY two and half years after the historic victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma’s (Myanmar’s) general …

Asia

Myanmar to introduce new coins

Yangon, April 27 (IANS) The Central Bank of Myanmar will introduce quarter tical gold coins with new design to meet high demand, the state bank said …

Exploring Hidden China From Hong Kong

Five Hidden Destinations From Hong Kong<p>Once you’re in Hong Kong, it’s hard to resist the urge to stick your nose over the border and say you’ve seen …

Hong Kong

THE STORY OF THE ROHINGYA - WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BURMA?

A visual that shows just how many Rohingya villages have been burned

(This December 31 graphic was corrected to remove reference to a 32-sq-km area.)<p>FILE PHOTO: A Rohingya refugee family eats as they sit inside their semi constructed shelter at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi<p>(Reuters) - In the four months …

Rohingya crisis: Memories scarred for life following violence and mass exodus, say survivors

Exclusive: More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August and are living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.<p>Aisha, a 20-year-old …

Pope Francis holds historic Papal Mass in mainly Buddhist Myanmar

<b>Yangon, Myanmar (CNN) —</b> In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country's Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with "forgiveness and compassion."<p>The pontiff's first visit to the staunchly Buddhist southeast Asian country, and …

Pope Francis

Myanmar General’s Purge of Rohingya Lifts His Popular Support

YANGON, Myanmar — The most powerful person in Myanmar now, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, was little known outside the country’s military circles until the villages started burning.<p>Within just a few weeks in 2009, his forces drove tens of thousands of people out of two ethnic enclaves in eastern …

Portraits of India's last tattooed headhunters before they disappear

Of all the tribes that lived in the hills of what is now Nagaland, the Konyaks were particularly feared.<p>Made of up several groups, each differentiated by language and distinctive facial tattoos, they all practised headhunting—decapitating members of rival tribes being a rite of passage for young …

Burma has committed ‘ethnic cleansing,’ U.S. says. Where does Aung San Suu Kyi go from here?

By Annie Gowen<p>Annie Gowen<p>National correspondent<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NAYPYIDAW, Burma — During the three months that Burma has been rocked by a refugee exodus the United States has now deemed "ethnic cleansing," de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the most part has remained hunkered down in her office …

Aung San Suu Kyi

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is visible from space

In just months, more than 600,000 members of Myanmar’s ethnic Muslim minority, the Rohingya, have fled persecution into neighboring Bangladesh. When that many people move on earth, you can see it from space.<p>The imagery below comes from Planet, a satellite imaging company that photographs the entire …

UNSC urged to refer Myanmar to International Criminal Court

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (APP):A prominent international human rights watchdog body has urged the United Nations Security Council to refer Myanmar to the …

Myanmar Detained a Team of Journalists for Flying a Drone

The recent arrest of two foreign journalists and two Myanmar citizens after an attempt to fly a drone over the nation’s parliament has caused alarm …

Balkanisation, Myanmar and the US “Pivot to Asia” directed against China | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>During the 1990s, the United States planned to break up Yugoslavia and build America’s largest military base in Kosovo (Camp Bondsteel) a strategic</i> …

There's only one conclusion on the Rohingya in Myanmar: It's genocide

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is now widely described as ethnic cleansing. But the situation has been evolving. And now, it seems, we can no longer avoid the conclusion we have all been dreading. This is a genocide. And we, in the international community, must recognize it as such.<p>Article …

China official says of Rohingya crisis foreign interference doesn't work

BEIJING (Reuters) - Experience shows that foreign interference in crises does not work and China supports the Myanmar government’s efforts to protect stability, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday, amid ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.<p>Rohingya refugees queue in the rain to …

The Venerable W review – the poisonous monk behind Myanmar's anti-Muslim vendetta

This intimate documentary on Ashin Wirathu, the Buddhist fanatic whose ideas have brought down Aung Sun Suu Kyi, is a bleak study of sectarianism by Barbet Schroeder<p>Barbet Schroeder’s overpoweringly bleak documentary about the Buddhist monk stirring up ethnic hate against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims …

Take away Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it | George Monbiot

Once she was an inspiration. Now, silent on the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, she is complicit in crimes against humanity<p>Few of us expect much from political leaders: to do otherwise is to invite despair. But to Aung San Suu Kyi we entrusted our hopes. To mention her name was to invoke …

The 'Good Monk' Myth

How the Saffron Revolution, which transformed Burma ten years ago, obscured uncomfortable questions about Buddhist nationalism<p>One night in Rangoon last year, I met up for beers with a man who had participated in Burma’s Saffron Revolution, which saw tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns …

Asia

UN failures on Rohingya revealed

<b>The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC.</b><p>One former UN official said the head of the UN in Myanmar (Burma) tried to prevent human rights advocates from visiting sensitive Rohingya …

As Muslim Nations Rally to Protect the Rohingya, Time for the International Community to Step Up

They were Muslims, and they were leaving the country in droves.<p>Their homeland, a remote corner of a multiethnic country, had become a warzone. …

China ban on waste imports leads to piles of paper abroad, surging prices in China

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huge mountains of old newspapers, cardboard and office scrap paper are piling up on Hong Kong’s docks and its waste-paper collection sites are at bursting point. A flotilla of cargo ships laden with paper meant for recycling has been stuck for weeks in local waters.<p>The city’s …

Hong Kong

Rohingya-Krise: Burma lässt nach internationaler Kritik Uno-Mitarbeiter nach Rakhine

Zaghaft lädt Burmas Regierung Uno-Mitarbeiter in die Krisenregion Rakhine ein. Aber auf schnelle humanitäre Hilfe kann die von einer Gewaltwelle …

The "Burmese bin Laden" Swears He's a Good Guy

He claims he's just wildly misunderstood.<p><i>Photos by Andrew Stanbridge</i><p>The Buddhist monk many people hold responsible for the Myanmar riots that have killed hundreds of Muslims and displaced thousands more is sitting in front of me, calmly sipping a fruit shake. His name is Ashin Wirathu, and he’s …

Burma’s role with North Korea

Regarding the Aug. 23 front-page article “U.S. sets new sanctions related to North Korea”:<p>The Trump administration’s attempts to isolate North Korea with sanctions failed to note the role that Burma has played in colluding with the North Korean military since the mid-1990s.<p>In March, the State …

Almost 100 dead and thousands evacuated as violence flares in Myanmar

Death toll rises as clashes between army and Rohingya continue for third day, while thousands flee across border to Bangladesh<p>The Myanmar government has evacuated at least 4,000 non-Muslim villagers amid ongoing clashes in north-western Rakhine state, the government said, while thousands of …

The Best Rooftop Bars to Grab a Drink at in Hong Kong

It’s no secret that the food and nightlife in Hong Kong is outrageously good. As the name of my website suggests, I’m a sucker for Yoga, a healthy …

UN Special Rapporteur: 'Myanmar must show restraint'

The UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar Yanghee Lee has expressed deep concern over reports that an army battalion has been flown into the country's …

The Japanese arcade built to look like Kowloon Walled City

Interesting things happen in Kawasaki. Home to the annual Penis Festival, it’s close enough to Tokyo to be accessible, yet with a totally different atmosphere due to the city’s deep roots in heavy industry. Factories loom along the coastline, while in the city centre local mom-and-pop stores serve …