Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

US calls out Myanmar in Security Council’s first ‘thematic debate’ on human rights

The UN Security Council on Tuesday held its first debate on human rights not connected to a particular conflict. The debate was initiated by US ambassador Nikki Haley, who called out the usual suspects...
The traditional view has been that the Security Council is for maintaining international peace and security, not for human rights

Former Soldier and Two Reporters Arrested For Smuggling Rohingya in Arakan State

RANGOON — A former soldier and two reporters were arrested by police at Taungpon Gyi border checkpoint in southern Arakan State along with the three Rohingya men who they are accused of smuggling from...
The Plight of a Rohingya Family Divided by Their Search for a Better Future

The Plight of a Rohingya Family Divided by Their Search for a Better Future

THET KEL PYIN, Myanmar, Apr 19 (EFE).- Jamal Husein weeps as he gazes at his mobile phone screen, the faces of his wife and children looking back at him from a displaced persons camp...
Screams of Burnt-alive Rohingya Children Echoed

Screams of Burnt-alive Rohingya Children Echoed – A Decisive Call to the Collective Conscience...

Rohingyas’ desperate children are on their knees before the collective conscience of the world – the UN, the governments and the entire humanity—‘begging-for-their-lives’—They’re not, but like our own kids! “And, if by now we fail,...
The jade and timber are almost gone

China’s interest in a peacekeeping role is new, but its objectives haven’t changed

REUTERS/Jason Lee China’s interest in a peacekeeping role is new, but its objectives haven’t changed. “China doesn’t want an escalation in fighting, but it also doesn’t want a Western-funded peace process bringing international monitors and...

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingya live in makeshift shelters at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Imran Akbar)

Rohingya crisis: ICC team in Dhaka

    A delegation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) have arrived in Dhaka to discuss the Rohingya crisis. They landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around...
UN investigators say the violence warrants the prosecution of top generals for genocide [Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters]

US slaps sanctions on Myanmar army chief over Rohingya abuses

The US action against senior army officers comes as the military has continued to 'commit human rights violations'. The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions...
Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

Congress gave Rohingyas free access to India and land

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced that it will have one final hearing in August on petitions filed by the Rohingyas to...
Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Fresh allegations of ‘war crimes’ emerge in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Rakhine

Ethnic Chin people hold placards during a protest asking for an end to conflict in Chin state and Rakhine state, in Yangon yesterday. In Rakhine...
OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

OIC raises plight of Rohingya at UN session in Geneva

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen receives Ambassador of Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia Shafiq Samim at his office...