Daily Archives: May 3, 2017

Rampant nationalism in Myanmar leaves Rohingya without allies

Rampant nationalism in Myanmar leaves Rohingya without allies

Animosity toward the Muslim Rohingya minority runs deep in Myanmar, even infecting local NGOs that claim to oppose human rights abuses Opinion by Sean Gleeson Nearly 100,000 people, overwhelmingly from the long-suffering Muslim Rohingya community, have...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi to Skip Washington Summit of Southeast Asia Foreign Ministers

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to Skip Washington Summit of Southeast Asia Foreign Ministers

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi gives a news conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (not pictured) in Brussels, Belgium May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal Reuters By Wa Lone and Simon...
Myanmar leader says resolution for the investigation is ‘not in keeping with what is happening on the ground’

Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN inquiry into crimes against Rohingya

Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a decision by the UN’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN body agreed in March to dispatch a...

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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...