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Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations’ own response to the human rights crisis. In a 432-page report, the members of a fact-finding mission on Myanmar fleshed out preliminary […]

September 19, 2018 | By | Reply More
Russian ‘Facebook’ bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

Russian ‘Facebook’ bans Myanmar army chief, hardline monk

Russian social media site VKontakte (VK) has followed Facebook by banning Myanmar’s army chief and a nationalist monk known for stirring up Islamophobia in a country condemned globally for the treatment of its Rohingya Muslims. Facebook blacklisted Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and other top military brass three weeks ago after a damning report by […]

September 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Israeli troops kill boy, two men in Gaza protests- medics

Israeli troops kill boy, two men in Gaza protests- medics

Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, one of them an 11-year-old boy, and wounded at least 248 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, Palestinian medical officials said. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to repel 13,000 Palestinians who massed at several points at the fence. Some […]

September 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
UN granted access to Rohingya villages in Rakhine state

UN granted access to Rohingya villages in Rakhine state

United Nations teams have been granted access to Myanmar’s Rakhine State to assess dozens of villages and townships that housed Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution last year. The four teams — from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UN Development Program (UNDP) — will spend two weeks in the northern state where thousands of Rohingyas were […]

September 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bus crash in south India kills at least 45 people- Officials

Bus crash in south India kills at least 45 people- Officials

A bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road Tuesday, killing at least 45 people, officials said. At least 25 others were injured. The driver lost control as he tried to avoid another bus on the crowded road leading from the popular Anjaneya Swamy temple in […]

September 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Interpol- Sudan rescues 94 human traffic victims, 85 minors

Interpol- Sudan rescues 94 human traffic victims, 85 minors

Police in Sudan have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, including 85 minors, from open-air gold mines near Khartoum and the city’s international airport among other places, Interpol said on Monday. A statement by the international police organization, which coordinated the operation late last month, said 14 people, 12 of them women, have been arrested. […]

September 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
18 dead as Syria Kurds clash with regime forces

18 dead as Syria Kurds clash with regime forces

Clashes between Kurdish forces and regime fighters in the divided northeastern city of Qamishli killed 18 combatants Saturday, the Kurdish forces and a war monitor said. The rare flare-up in the Kurdish-majority city near the Turkish border saw 11 regime fighters and seven Kurds killed, the Kurdish security forces known as Asayesh said in a […]

September 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Big quake hits northern Japan, leaving 9 dead, 30 missing

Big quake hits northern Japan, leaving 9 dead, 30 missing

A powerful quake Thursday on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. At least nine people were killed, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Officials said at least 366 were injured, five of them seriously, and […]

September 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
22 people missing after boat capsizes in India’s northeast

22 people missing after boat capsizes in India’s northeast

Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in India’s remote northeast. Three bodies were recovered and 11 people were rescued. Police officer Mihirjit Dayan said the boat was carrying 36 people to Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, from a village across […]

September 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
Powerful typhoon hits western Japan, killing at least six

Powerful typhoon hits western Japan, killing at least six

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and canceled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday, killing at least six people. Jebi – whose name means “swallow” in Korean – was briefly a super typhoon and is the latest storm to hit Japan this summer following rains, […]

September 4, 2018 | By | Reply More