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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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