Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

UNSC members to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar

United Nations, April 13 (IANS) Members of the UN Security Council will visit Bangladesh and Myanmar on a fact-finding mission later this month to …

Asia

Myanmar court refuses to drop case against Reuters journalists

YANGON: A Myanmar court on Wednesday (Apr 11) rejected a motion to drop a case against two Reuters journalists arrested months ago while reporting on …

Journalism

Vietnam continues to reduce poverty

A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely to spark violence, …

Middle East

UN Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh to study Rohingya crisis

By Arul Louis<p>United Nations, April 3 (IANS) The UN Security Council is planning to finally visit Myanmar and Bangladesh this month to study …

North Africa

Monsoon Rains Threaten Rohingya Refugees

<b>Bottom Line: As monsoon season bears down on Southeast Asia, U.S. officials say up to a 100,000 Rohingya refugees sheltering in the hills of</b> …

Asia Pacific

In Myanmar, journalists have sided with the military against the Rohingya

<b>In the darkest days</b> of Myanmar’s military junta, journalist Aung Hla Tun was a hero. He reported for Reuters in 2007 from Yangon, the country’s …

Asia

Rohingya muftis issue fatwas stopping the persecuted community from fighting Myanmar

‘In Burma, only 5% people are Muslim. Are they to take up arms against 95% of the people?’<p>The Rohingya people from Rakhine, Myanmar are among the …

India News

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Sport<p>Dan Carter will start on the bench when Racing 92 take on Munster on Sunday for a place in the Champions Cup final, but the All Blacks …

Amnesty International

Myanmar says it would like to see ‘clear evidence’ of Rohingya genocide

Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has been perpetrated against its Muslim minority in …

Asia Pacific

'Acts Of Genocide' Suspected Against Rohingya In Myanmar: U.N.

GENEVA/YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday he strongly suspected that “acts of genocide” may have taken place against Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state since August.<p>His comments come as Myanmar’s military published a lengthy response to …

North Africa

Myanmar says it would like to see 'clear evidence' of genocide

By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has been perpetrated against its Muslim minority in Rakhine state, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said on Thursday.<p>“The vast majority of the Muslim community that was …

North Africa

Myanmar: satellite images show helipads and military installations built on burned Rohingya land

Myanmar is building security installations on top of razed Rohingya villages, Amnesty International said Monday, casting doubt on the country’s plans …

Asia

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar defends deploying fresh troops on Bangladesh border, cites militant movement as reason - Firstpost

<b>Yangon:</b> Myanmar on Friday defended deploying fresh troops to a border zone with Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, blaming a …

North Africa

Myanmar defends decision to post troops near Rohingya camp on Bangladesh border

A government spokesperson said the soldiers were deployed after it received information about the presence of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army in …

North Africa

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims Flee ‘No Man’s Land’ After Resettlement Talks

<b>Dhaka/Yangon:</b> <b></b>Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled a strip of land on the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh after the two countries met to …

North Africa

Rohingya women: Female Nobel laureates highlight Myanmar sexual violence

Three female Laureates have headed to Bangladesh to meet women from Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim community. The three women aim to raise the profile of …

News

Explosions hit Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Three early morning blasts have rocked the capital city of Myanmar's restive northwestern Rakhine state, which has been at the center of a protracted …

Business

Bangkok backs Myanmar military as Rohingya clashes intensify

Thailand will continue to back neighbor Myanmar even as the latter clamps down on an uprising in its Rohingya province. Thailand's ambassador to …

Asia

Three bombs rock Myanmar's northwestern city Sittwe, policeman injured

YANGON: Three bombs rocked the capital of Myanmar's restive Rakhine State, Sittwe, early on Saturday, police said, adding that a policeman was …

Myanmar Tourism Bouncing Back Despite Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar tourist arrivals rose 18 percent last year to 3.44 million visitors, despite international condemnation over the treatment of its Rohingya …

Asia Pacific

The Rohingya Crisis Hasn’t Hurt Myanmar’s Tourism Industry

Myanmar tourist arrivals rose 18 percent last year to 3.44 million visitors, despite international condemnation over the treatment of its Rohingya …

Asia

'Imagine No Country Claims You, and Your Own Country Wants to Throw You Into the Sea'

<b>Jammu/New Delhi:</b> In the centre of a ramshackle snack shop in the Narwal settlement in Jammu, India, ten-month-old Shafiqa sat atop a plastic coffee …

India News

Myanmar’s transition to democracy is not easy, but Canada can help

During my recent trip to Myanmar, I was impressed with the optimism of the people, and in particular of the state counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi.<p>After …

Canadian Politics

U.S. calls on UN to hold Myanmar accountable for 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as "preposterous" as it called on the U.N. Security Council to hold the military accountable and pressure leader Aung San Suu Kyi "to acknowledge these horrific acts that are taking place in her …

News

Tweaking a global source of news

The only way Abdalaziz Alhamza and his fellow citizen journalists could get out news from the Islamic State’s self-declared capital in Syria to a …

Journalism

Who Is the Real Aung San Suu Kyi?

Thinking back, it was like a celebration. There was music, dancing, camaraderie, cheering. I stood in front of the headquarters of the National …

Asia Pacific

Conflicts across Asia Threaten Stability and Development

A host of conflicts stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China are likely to spark violence, complicate economic development, and dash hopes for sustainable stability.<p>The conflicts and tensions range from ethnic strife in Kurdish areas of Syria …

Geopolitics

Tensions escalate as Myanmar increases troops on Bangladesh border

Myanmar’s increased troop deployment on a strip of land on its border with Bangladesh has once again raised questions about its commitment to …

North Africa