Myanmar’s representative on the council, Hau Khan Sum, said the mission was “not helpful; it is not in line with the situation on the ground.”
Housed in tents, schools and government buildings stocked with essentials, evacuees fear they are in for a long wait that could disrupt their livelihoods.
The politicisation of Islam has increased as Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling party seeks to appease more-fundamentalist elements to secure its large, rural Malay vote bank.
Relatives talk to the deceased, offer them food and drink and involve them in family gatherings, as if they are still alive.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims.
US forces suffered a “missile malfunction”, causing several civilian casualties, the US-led NATO mission said.
Journalists flown to site of mass killing in Rakhine that survivors and the Myanmar army say was carried out by Rohingya militants.
Yingluck, whose government was ousted by the military in 2014, could be sentenced to as many as ten years in prison if found guilty of negligence.
This position assumes significance given that under the new Trump policy the US wants India to contribute more in the war-torn nation.
Sharif is likely to be accompanied by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders at his first appearance before the accountability court.
Myanmar said before the mass graves were found that more than 400 people had been killed, most of them insurgents.
Judge sets aside conviction of writer-director, saying he doubted whether the incident took place without the victim’s consent and if it did whether Farooqui could “discern/understand the same”.
Abe’s image as a strong leader has bolstered his ratings amid rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear arms and missile programmes.
New Delhi: Exercising her right to reply after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Pakistan for supporting terrorism, Pakistani envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi attacked India for “killing hundreds of women, children and men in Kashmir”. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session on Saturday, Swaraj had […]
Balochistan is the cauldron of the worst human rights violations in Pakistan, which does not have a good track record of upholding human rights in general.
Given the massive scale of the exodus, UN and aid agencies are scrambling to give people shelter, get them fed and prevent an outbreak of disease.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also accused Pakistan of waging a war against India.
More than 422,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, when attacks by Rohingya militants triggered a military crackdown.
As Rohingya people continue to flee Rakhine State and allege widespread persecution, a look at their struggle through the years.
The National Accountability Bureau has already frozen the properties of former finance minister Ishaq Dar for having assets beyond his known sources of income.
In Pakistan’s political culture, the ghosts of vanquished leaders prove to be more potent than their live versions.
Denying the possibility of harbouring the Taliban, he said what Pakistan is not prepared to do, is to fight the Afghanistan war on Pakistan’s soil.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
Vice President Thio assured aid “to all those in need without discrimination”, adding security forces have been asked to exercise maximum restraint to avoid harming civilians in Rakhine.
The protest was testament to rising communal animosity that threatens to complicate the delivery of vital supplies.
The lives of Rohingya Muslim may be much better in Nepal in comparison to the other countries but should this really be question of relative freedoms?
Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the crisis at home is starkly duplicitous and false.
Western governments that backed Suu Kyi’s campaign against military rule still see her as the best hope for Myanmar’s political and economic transition.
Companies do not want to be held liable for defects in products manufactured in collaboration with local partners under the ‘Make in India’ drive to build a military industrial base.
Ambassador Vijay Nambiar, Amy Kazmin and Kabir Taneja discuss the situation in Myanmar and beyond with Maya Mirchandani.
The anti-communist purge started in late 1965 after then-general Suharto and the military took power following an abortive communist coup.
The election commission’s preliminary results released on Monday showed that the candidate of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party took 37.6% of the vote, up from 35% in the last poll.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar.
Nearly one month into the humanitarian catastrophe and emerging regional security crisis, the world is still waiting for a meaningful reaction.
If India fails to stand with the Rohingya today, will it be able to claim tomorrow that it is rightfully with the people of Baluchistan or Tibet?
“They are so desperate that they are risking their lives to escape Myanmar. The pictures show what is going on here.”
The poll was seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election.
“The UN Security Council and concerned countries should impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the Burmese military to end its ethnic cleansing campaign,” Human Rights Watch said.
“Sea buckthorn is a medicine for at least 70 diseases and has been used by villagers for centuries.”
While many voters feel that the constitution must be amended eventually, they are excited to cast their ballots for local representatives for the first time since local governments were disbanded in 2002.