Myanmar

As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at U.N.

As North Korea threat looms, Trump to address world leaders at U.N.

Published 18/09/2017

North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S. President Donald Trump address the 193-member body for the first time. [more…]

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Published 11/09/2017

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas. [more…]

U.N. sees `textbook example of ethnic cleansing` in Myanmar

U.N. sees `textbook example of ethnic cleansing` in Myanmar

Published 11/09/2017

The top U.N. human rights official on Monday denounced Myanmar's "brutal security operation" against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state which he said was "clearly disproportionate" to insurgent attacks carried out last month. [more…]

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya fleeing violence

Malaysia ready to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya fleeing violence

Published 08/09/2017

Malaysia's coast guard will not turn away Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar and is willing to provide them temporary shelter, the maritime agency's chief said on Friday. [more…]

U.N. says 270,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in past two weeks

U.N. says 270,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in past two weeks

Published 08/09/2017

An estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in the past two weeks and sought refuge in Bangladesh, where two existing refugee camps are "bursting at the seams", the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday. [more…]

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Published 08/09/2017

Critics of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen have grown used to following upstart news service Fresh News to find out what the government’s next target might be. [more…]

Number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh surges: UNHCR

Number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh surges: UNHCR

Published 08/09/2017

About 270,000 Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have sought refuge in Bangladesh in the past two weeks, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Friday. [more…]

Thousands more Rohingya flee to border as Myanmar violence flares

Thousands more Rohingya flee to border as Myanmar violence flares

Published 30/08/2017

Nearly 9,000 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and fearing for their lives, have fled the worst violence to grip northwest Myanmar in at least five years, while thousands more are stuck at the Bangladesh border or preparing to reach it in coming days. [more…]

Up to 18,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar violence last week:  migration agency IOM

Up to 18,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar violence last week: migration agency IOM

Published 30/08/2017

About 18,000 Rohingya Muslims are estimated to have crossed into Bangladesh in the last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday, seeking to escape the worst violence in Myanmar's northwest in at least five years. [more…]

Bangladesh pushes back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

Bangladesh pushes back thousands of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

Published 28/08/2017

Bangladesh border guards on Monday moved to push back thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the worst violence in Myanmar in five years, with 104 people killed and the United Nations and aid groups forced to pull out some staff. [more…]