Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Rohingya refugees walk towards a refugee camp after crossing the border in Anjuman Para near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on November 19, 2017. Photo - Reuters
  Dhaka: Bangladesh is in negotiations with Myanmar aimed at a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and Dhaka's foreign minister will address the matter at talks in Myanmar this week, the Bangladeshi foreign ministry said on Sunday. More than 600,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since late August, driven...
Soldiers under the command of Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing are accused of commiting widespread atrocities against the Rohingya. (Photo: AFP/Handout)
  YANGON: Rohingya refugees cannot return to Rakhine state until "real Myanmar citizens" are ready to accept them, the country's army chief said on Thursday (Nov 16), casting doubt over government pledges to begin repatriating the persecuted Muslim minority. More than 600,000 Rohingya are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after fleeing...
"Time will prove that she has her own agenda of moving the country toward democracy," Burma Cardinal Charles Bo said as he defended Suu Kyi. (Andrew Medichini/AP)
VATICAN CITY—Burma’s Catholic cardinal on Friday defended Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against “unfair” criticism over the military crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, and said that terming it “ethnic cleansing” was unhelpful and premature. Cardinal Charles Bo spoke to The Associated Press ahead of Pope Francis’ visit next week to...
Flag of the Karen People [image: wikimedia.commons]
  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 November 17, 2017. On November 3, a bipartisan group of senators, including Indiana Senator Todd Young,...
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
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 fled to Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a military counter-insurgency clearance operation in...
A Rohingya boy near a makeshift shelter at Hakimpara refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia. [Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images]
Since August 25, some 615,000 Rohingya refugees have fled horrifying violence and rampant discrimination in Myanmar, according to aid agencies. The Rohingya are an ethnic minority that have been denied education, employment, property, and citizenship by Myanmar, according to Human Rights Watch. Now, that discrimination has turned to violence,...
Rex Tillerson calls for probe into treatment of Rohingya Muslims
US secretary of state calls for probe into alleged human rights abuses against minority Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has called for a credible investigation into allegations of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims, marking Washington’s most forceful intervention yet into a regional crisis that has uprooted more than...
Rohingya Muslims stand, as smoke emits from the Hakim Para refugee camp in Ukhiya, Bangladesh Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. More than 600,000 members of the Muslim minority have fled to Bangladesh since August, when Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar police and paramilitary posts, and security forces responded with a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
  Activists have called for stronger action to stop the "ongoing genocide" against Rohingya Muslims after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was against "broad-based economic sanctions" against Myanmar. At a joint press conference with Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday, Tillerson...
US Holocaust Museum says evidence of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar
Year-long report into atrocities accuses security forces of ‘unprecedented and systematic’ campaign of violence against Muslim population The United States Holocaust Museum says there is “mounting evidence” of genocide in Myanmar, after a year-long investigation with Southeast Asia rights group Fortify Rights into atrocities against persecuted Rohingya Muslims. The report, published...
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation’s displaced Rohingya Muslim minority
MANILA: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi faced rising global pressure Tuesday to solve the crisis for her nation’s displaced Rohingya Muslim minority, meeting the UN chief and America’s top diplomat in the Philippines. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Nobel laureate that hundreds of thousands of displaced Muslims who...
Human Rights Watch (press release)
The summit of Southeast Asian leaders this week in the Philippines failed to make mention of the Burmese military’s campaign of ethnic cleansing that caused the flight of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh. Their draft closing statement didn’t even have the decency to call this oppressed Muslim...
Leaders pose for a photo before the ASEANsSummit in Manila [Bullit Marquez/Pool/Reuters]
  Manila, Philippines - After two days of ceremonious meetings, Southeast Asian leaders missed the bullseye in talks about two major human rights issues affecting their region: Myanmar's handling of the Rohingya crisis and the Philippines' bloody campaign against illegal drug traffickers. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, this year's Chairman of the...

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Activists are angry at Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over alleged atrocities against Rohingya in Rakhine [Dondi Tawatao/Reuters]

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