Daily Archives: November 17, 2017

Flag of the Karen People [image: wikimedia.commons]

Burmese Americans Raise Awareness about Issues in Myanmar

  By Jake Howry, Research Intern, East-West Center in Washington. He is a graduate student at Georgetown University. Note: this article originally appeared in the East-West Center’s Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia initiative on...
Democracy in Myanmar — combating the Rohingya crisis

Democracy in Myanmar — combating the Rohingya crisis

  The indisputable fact of the unfolding Rohingya crisis is that more than 600,000 people have been forced to flee across the Burmese border into Bangladesh since August, with terrible reports of rape and ethnic...
Rape being used as part of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, rights group says

Rape being used as part of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, rights group says

Human Rights Watch says all but one of the rapes reported to them were gang rapes Burmese security forces have committed widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing...
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) attends a meeting with Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Government Office in Hanoi, Vietnam November 2, 2017. REUTERS/Kham Reuters

China Foreign Minister to Visit Myanmar Amid Rohingya Crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh from this weekend, his ministry said on Thursday, amid a crisis over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims. More than 600,000 Rohingya have...

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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...