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China supports Myanmar safeguarding peace and stability

China supports Myanmar safeguarding peace and stability

China supports Myanmar in “safeguarding peace and stability” and won’t join other nations in condemning what many consider a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims, an official with the ruling Chinese Communist Party said Saturday. Beijing condemns “violence and terror acts” and backs measures to restore order, said the vice minister of the party’s […]

October 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying whether the United States would take any action against Myanmar’s military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims […]

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Couple’s delay in fleeing Myanmar left them open to attack

Couple’s delay in fleeing Myanmar left them open to attack

When their nine children fled to Bangladesh to escape recent violence and persecution in Myanmar, a Rohingya Muslim couple made the tough decision to stay behind. They did not want to leave their land or the grocery store they ran in their village. Sultan Mehmood, 62, also faced another obstacle in fleeing — he had […]

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to skip UN assembly to deal with Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to skip UN assembly to deal with Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming U.N. General Assembly because of the crisis, her office said on Wednesday. In her first address to the U.N. General Assembly as national leader in September last […]

September 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries

Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday. Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages. But there are at […]

September 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 270000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 2 weeks- UN says

At least 270000 Rohingya flee Myanmar violence in 2 weeks- UN says

More than a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into Bangladesh in just two weeks, fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. Spokesman William Spindler said 270,000 Rohingya had crossed the border since August 25, when clashes between the military and militants intensified. The new numbers represent […]

September 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar laying landmines on Bangladesh border- reports

Myanmar laying landmines on Bangladesh border- reports

Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days, according to reports citing two government sources in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. The sources say the purpose may be to prevent the return of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the violence. Bangladesh will on Wednesday formally lodge a […]

September 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food

At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food

A Nobel laureate and Muslim nations in Asia criticized Myanmar’s persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority as hundreds in Indonesia protested against Aung San Suu Kyi and her government for a third day. At least 87,000 refugees from Myanmar’s western Rakhine state have fled to neighboring Bangladesh since violence escalated in late August, according to […]

September 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar violence leaves 98 dead as Rohingya Muslims flee into Bangladesh

Myanmar violence leaves 98 dead as Rohingya Muslims flee into Bangladesh

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar are trying to cross the border with Bangladesh, Bangladeshi security officials say, as fresh fighting erupted in Myanmar’s north-western Rakhine state. The death toll from widespread attacks staged by Rohingya insurgents on Friday has climbed to 98, including nearly 80 insurgents and 12 members of the security […]

August 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar tensions- former UN chief Annan warns on Rakhine radicalisation

Myanmar tensions- former UN chief Annan warns on Rakhine radicalisation

The panel, led by former UN chief Kofi Annan, says a response combining political, security and developmental initiatives is needed to ensure violence does not escalate. It also suggests lifting restrictions on the Muslim Rohingya minority. Rakhine has seen deadly clashes between Muslims and majority Buddhists. The state, in western Myanmar, is home to more […]

August 24, 2017 | By | Reply More