Ethnic Cleansing

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton volunteers to be Trump's loyal foot soldier in ethnic cleansing

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is clearly auditioning to be the next white supremacist attorney general when popular vote loser Donald Trump finally decides …

Liberal View

Kachin Christians become target of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar | Sky News Australia

Sky News can reveal the Myanmar military has turned its guns on another minority group just months after it first faced claims of an ethnic cleansing …


Ethnic cleansing of Rohingya continuing

Trump Administration

U.S. report says ethnic cleansing of Rohingya persists in Myanmar

WASHINGTON — Ethnic cleansing targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has not stopped despite growing condemnation from the international community, …


Washington Accuses Myanmar Troops Of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August to escape the military crackdown.

Human Rights

The architects behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

On March 10, 1948, a group of Jewish Zionist leaders, officials and commanders published an operational military order that was the blueprint for the forced transfer of the indigenous Palestinian population from their homes.<p>Dubbed “Plan Dalet” (or Plan D), the operation outlined several strategies …


Islamic countries call Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing'

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A grouping of Islamic countries said Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims is a "serious and blatant violation of international law" and it is calling for international support in solving the crisis.<p>The Organization of Islamic Cooperation issued a joint statement Sunday …

North Africa

Rohingya Refugees Brace for Rainy Days

May and June bring cyclones and floods to southeastern Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled ethnic cleansing in …

The architects behind the ethnic cleansing of Palestine | Palestine

MORE FROM AL JAZEERA<p>New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.<p>Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.<p>As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to …


Soccer club Leeds to tour Myanmar amid ethnic cleansing

LEEDS, England (AP) English soccer club Leeds has announced a tour next month in Myanmar, where the United Nations has described the country’s …


French Jews ‘face ethnic cleansing by Islamists’


An ethnic cleansing campaign may be underway in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a VICE News investigation reveals

“This may be genocide. The government should tell us why Hema are being killed.”<p>“There were bodies scattered throughout the village and some floating in the water.”<p>“This war is not our war.”


Rohingya Muslims facing 'ethnic cleansing' as Holocaust Museum pulls award for Myanmar's leader

The crisis for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is reshaping the legacy of the country's leader amid "ethnic cleansing" allegations. Human Rights Watch …

North Africa

Ethnic cleansing continues in Myanmar, Rohingyas face 'campaign of terror and forced starvation', says UN official

<b>United Nations:</b> Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in Rakhine state, a United Nations human rights official said on …

Human Rights

Holocaust Museum revokes award given to Myanmar leader over Rohingya ethnic cleansing

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded an award given to Myanmar’s civilian leader, saying that she has failed to live up to its standards …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas continues in Myanmar, says top UN official

Human rights official Andrew Gilmour made the conclusion after meeting refugees who have recently arrived in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.<p>The “systematic …

Human Rights

U.S. urges U.N. to hold Myanmar military accountable for 'ethnic cleansing' | Reuters

Ethnic Violence

United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect

Ethnic Cleansing<p>Background<p>Ethnic cleansing has not been recognized as an independent crime under international law. The term surfaced in the context …

United Nations

Pope Silent On Ethnic Cleansing in Burma: Daily Brief

Plus: Vietnam detains activists prior to human rights talks with EU; Israeli settlement businesses to be ousted; "killer robots" talks disappoint; …

Human Rights

Myanmar and Bangladesh strike a shameful deal on Rohingya refugees

Many Rohingya people who have fled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar are now living as refugees in Bangladesh. And now, the two countries have …

North Africa

U.S. declares military campaign in Myanmar to be ethnic cleansing

The United States on Wednesday joined other world powers and declared that the brutal campaign against Muslims in Myanmar amounts to ethnic cleansing.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the ongoing violence that has claimed the lives of thousands of Rohingya Muslims and driven many more from …


World<p>Former FBI director James Comey's memoir, "A Higher Loyalty," is to be released next week.The following are excerpts from the 304-page …


Tillerson: Myanmar clearly 'ethnic cleansing' the Rohingya

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has shifted his stance on the Myanmar government's actions against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country, labeling its actions "ethnic cleansing" in a statement Wednesday.<p>Tillerson had earlier refused to use the term when describing the Myanmar …


USA calls Myanmar action against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States on Wednesday joined the United Nations in condemning the Myanmar military operation against Rohingya Muslims as “ethnic cleansing.”<p>US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what he described as “horrendous atrocities” in …


US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Rohingya in Myanmar

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused the military of Myanmar of subjecting the country's Rohingya population to "ethnic cleansing." The UN …

World News

U.S. Labels Rohingya Crisis An 'Ethnic Cleansing'

The U.S. is considering targeted sanctions against those responsible.<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and said the United States would consider targeted sanctions …


Tillerson finally declares situation in Myanmar ethnic cleansing

After months of reticence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday officially referred to the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as …


U.S. declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

WASHINGTON -- The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, putting more …


Trump Expels Tens of Thousands of Haitians In Another Step Toward Ethnic Cleansing

By Deepak Bhargava and Kica Matos<p>In his continued attempt to purge our nation of immigrants of color, President Trump decided to expel 59,000 Haitians who fled a devastating earthquake in search of safety. Already this year he ended Temporary Protected Status, known as TPS, for those from Liberia, …


U.S. Senator: Myanmar operation against Rohingya has 'hallmarks of ethnic cleansing'

Members of U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were disturbed by the harsh response of Myanmar's security forces to attacks by militants in August …