Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson (centre) arrives at the airport in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine state, accompanied by local officials and police yesterday.
  Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar yesterday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya. Johnson met with the embattled Myanmar...
Boris Johnson discusses Rohingya, elections in Thailand
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha during their meeting at the Government House, in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Narong Sangnak/Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press) By Associated Press February 12 at 5:39 AM BANGKOK — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met...
Don't point out fingers at Rohingya: Rasheed
Urging India and Pakistan to end bloodshed at borders and show dynamism to resolves issues, Awami Ithaad Party on Sunday said that every violent incident results in loss of lives. In a statement, AIP chief and MLA Langate Er Rasheed asked Prime Minister to rise to the occasion. “The leadership has...
It is the first time Reuters has publicly confirmed what Myanmar nationals Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were working on when they were arrested on December 12 on the outskirts of Yangon
It is the first time Reuters has publicly confirmed what Myanmar nationals Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were working on when they were arrested on December 12 on the outskirts of Yangon   BANGKOK, Thailand – Two Reuters journalists detained for two months by Myanmar authorities were arrested over their...
The genocide in Burma continues
A refugee girl sings a song for Swiss Federal President Alain Berset at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. (Peter Klaunzer/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Azeem Ibrahim is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Policy in Washington and the author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide.” The international...
Experts: International Response to Rohingya Crisis Lacking
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Rohingya women walking inside the "widow's camp" at the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh
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Ministers underline need to address root causes of Rohingya crisis
Asean foreign ministers have said that they look forward to the safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, following a briefing on the situation by its Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin. Yesterday, the ministers also underlined the need for "a comprehensive and durable solution to address...
Switzerland says it supports Kofi Annan report for Rohingya
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Switzerland's President Alain Berset said Tuesday his country supports the full implementation of the recommendations made by an advisory commission headed by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on resolving the Rohingya crisis. He made the comment while visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district to...
ASEAN renews calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis
SINGAPORE — Southeast Asian foreign ministers renewed calls Tuesday for a durable solution of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and affirmed the need to enhance trust to resolve disputes in the South China Sea. Ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations also called for the speedy and safe...
Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone arrives at a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
Two Reuters reporters covering military operations against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority were returned to jail Tuesday after another court appearance in a controversial “official secrets” trial. Their fourth hearing comes a day after state officials threatened to sue the Associated Press over a story exposing mass graves, deepening concerns...
Swiss president says Rohingya return must be voluntary
  Swiss President Alain Berset said Monday the return of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar must be voluntary. Berset, who is on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said after meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that the situation of Rohingya in Bangladesh refugee camps is of great concern...

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Bangladesh’s Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar’s Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (Associated Press)

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First came the massacre. Then came the coverup.

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