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Amnesty accuses Myanmar of imposing ‘apartheid’ on Rohingya


Myanmar's suffocating controls over its Rohingya population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday (Nov 21) in a probe into the root causes of a crisis that has sent 620,000 refugees fleeing... More

US Congress members decry ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Myanmar


Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday (Nov 21) operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had “all the hallmarks” of ethnic cleansing, while the country’s leader Aung San Suu... More

China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis


China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar’s Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as diplomats from 51 mostly Asian and European... More

Bangladesh vows to nab ARSA terrorists who crossed border


Senior officials from the Bangladesh border guards expressed their confidence about arresting any Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) members who fled to Bangladesh, during a coordination meeting with their Myanmar counterparts in Nay... More

UNGA calls for end to Myanmar military operations


A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday (Nov 16) called on Myanmar to end military operations that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Muslims in... More

‘Mounting evidence’ of Myanmar genocide: Watchdogs


Myanmar security forces slit the throats of Muslim Rohingya and burned victims alive, watchdogs said in a report on Wednesday (Nov 15) that cited mounting evidence of genocide against the minority group. The report... More

Tillerson supports for Individual sanctions against Myanmar army


US Secretary of State Tillerson said the United States would consider individual sanctions against security forces found responsible for human rights abuses against the Rohingya in northern Rakhine State. More than 600,000 Rohingya are... More

US targeting China’s energy security by fanning the flames in Myanmar


The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar is only the tip of the iceberg: Geopolitical researcher and author Anthony Cartalucci told Sputnik that the US won't tolerate Southeast Asian nations' building closer ties with Beijing,... More

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces general


Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday (Nov 13) denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more... More

BGB-MPF high level border conference begins in Myanmar


The six-day border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Police Force (MPF) started at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Monday (13 Nov), reports BSS. Formal meeting of the conference starts today... More

Tillerson to deliver warning in Myanmar over Rohingya crisis


In the face of widespread ‘atrocities’ against ethnic Rohingya people in Myanmar, the United States has been cautiously stepping up pressure on that country's army, while taking care to avoid endangering the civilian... More

Factors hampering solution of Rohingya issue


Under pressure from the UN, the West and also China, to go in for a deal with Bangladesh, Myanmar’s military-backed government headed by Aung San Suu Kyi, opened up to Bangladesh and invited... More

UN chief’s special envoy calls for Myanmar military’s punishment for raping Rohingya...


The UN Secretary-General’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict has said that the Myanmar armed forces must be held to account for the alleged sexual violence against civilians in Rakhine State. “A clear... More

Myanmar jails foreign journalists with Turkish broadcaster for two months


A Myanmar court on 10 November jailed for two months two journalists on assignment for Turkey’s state broadcaster, along with their interpreter and driver, for violating an aircraft law by filming with a... More

China to help in border fencing in Myanmar Rakhine State


To strengthen and extend border fencing on the border with Bangladesh, China’s Asean Economic and Cultural Association will help in border fencing at Rakhine State to meet international standard and to work for... More

China says will keep talking to Myanmar over stalled dam scheme


China said on Wednesday it will continue to talk to Myanmar about a controversial stalled dam project, after Myanmar’s new energy minister cast doubt over the scheme, according to a report by Reuters... More

Lack of UN pressure on Myanmar encourages further attacks on Rohingyas


The executive director of the International Campaign for the Rohingya (ICR), Simon Billenness, has told Sputnik that the lack of pressure by the United Nations on Myanmar encourages the country's government to deny the excessive use of force by its military. "Given... More

Myanmar warns U.N. pressure could harm talks with Bangladesh


Myanmar warned on Wednesday (Nov 8) that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over returning home more than 600,000 people who fled to escape... More

Tillerson’s Myanmar visit shows Trump’s renewed interest in South-East Asia


As part of his six-nation trip to Asia, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson will visit Myanmar on November 15. The main focus of Tillerson’s meeting with senior government leaders will be on... More

UN turns up pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya crisis


The UN Security Council on Monday (Nov 6) called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to... More

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of freedom of Glasgow


Glasgow City Council has unanimously voted to withdraw their offer to award Myanmar's de facto leader leader Aung San Suu Kyi freedom of the city. The decision comes following criticism of her response to... More

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China trumps the West over Myanmar

Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More

Afghanistan: The Taliban night goggles have a serious message

If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired.  The... More

Muslim leader’s warning of a forced exodus a la Myanmar angers...

Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More

A feudal electoral system

  The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More

Myanmar enters make or break year

This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her third year in power. This coming year is going to be a “make... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Why US, India strategic ties can’t sustain

Three months ago, the new South Asia policy that US President Donald Trump laid out was a cause of much optimism in New Delhi. It singled out... More

Why India should be wary of the Quad

The second coming of the Quadrilateral alliance of the US, Australia, Japan and India to confront China in the Asia-Pacific may not be the proverbial farce, but... More

India and Saudi Arabia: Two countries going in unexpected directions

In spite of its painful birth as a free and independent state, India quickly became a model for what many considered to be the desired post-colonial progressive... More

A family worries over toxic air’s chilling effects

I have been living in Delhi for nearly two decades and my husband for many more years. Even though we come from different parts of India, it... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More