Tag: Rohingya crisis

Myanmar sentences two to death for killing Suu Kyi’s Muslim lawyer

YANGON: Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court on Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer…

Facebook bans 4 Myanmar groups

San Francisco: Facebook has banned four groups in Myanmar involved in spreading hate and inciting violence in the country. The…

Rohingya crisis: Unicef head visits Rakhine, backs Annan’s recommendations

Yangon: The head of the UN children's fund on Tuesday visited Myanmar's volatile Rakhine state, a day after she urged…

Suu Kyi seeks investment for Myanmar, ignores Rohingya crisis

Yangon: Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday reaffirmed her country's commitment to undertake political and economic reforms…

Myanmar: Reuters journalists’ appeal decision due Friday, says lawyer

Yangon: Two Myanmar Reuters journalists jailed for reporting on the Rohingya crisis should find out Friday if their appeal against…

Myanmar’s president praises Rakhine state for ‘auspicious’ year

Yangon: Myanmar's president said Saturday it had been an "auspicious" year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicenter of…

Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

Yangon: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar that…

Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Kathmandu: Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims,…

Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair ‘deeply troubling’: Pence

Singapore: The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar over their reporting of the Rohingya crisis is "deeply troubling", US…

Rohingya crisis: Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of highest Amnesty award

London: Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's…

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army chief says UN has ‘no right to interfere’

The Rohingya people are an ethnic minority that lives mainly in the northern region of Rakhine State, Myanmar, and have…

World community will not keep quiet on Rohingya crisis: British foreign minister

London: Calling for justice on the Rohingya crisis, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said the world "won't let it rest".…

UK Foreign Secretary in Myanmar to discuss Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday on his first official visit to the country for…

Myanmar response to Rohingya crisis ‘could have been handled better’: Aung Suu Kyi

RAKHINE: Myanmar’s military response to the Rohingya crisis which drove 700,000 of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh “could have been…

Australia urged to end military ties with Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

Canberra: International human rights bodies urged Australia on Wednesday to end its military ties with Myanmar and impose sanctions on…

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh urges global pressure on Myanmar

Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday urged the international community to put more pressure on Myanmar to provide a permanent solution to…

Myanmar rejects ICC decision over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar: Myanmar on Friday "resolutely" rejected a ruling by the International Criminal Court empowering the tribunal to probe alleged crimes…

Key member resigns from Myanmar advisory panel on Rohingya crisis

Yangon: A key member of an international advisory panel on Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine state has resigned, telling AFP on Saturday…

World Bank to support B’desh to manage Rohingya crisis

Dhaka: The World Bank has assured support to the Bangladesh government in managing the Rohingya crisis. This statement was made…

War crimes judges to hold closed talks on Rohingya crisis

The Hague: War crimes judges will hold closed-door talks next month to discuss whether to allow the launch of a…