ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq news service.
The UML and Maoists have nationwide roots, and with the two now in an alliance, their combined organisational heft will be hard to match.
Authorities said the action was a crackdown on human and drug trafficking, accusing smugglers of using the exodus to bring methamphetamine into the country.
There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar.
While the influx of refugees into Bangladesh continues, the needs of the more vulnerable populations such as women and children are yet to be fully responded to.
“The bottom line? This is a deplorable situation. This is as bad as it gets. We need 75 million for the next six months.”
Thai foreign ministry said its statement was in response to views raised by some human rights groups regarding Thailand’s position on the unrest in Rakhine.
The move, detected by South Korean and US intelligence agencies has sparked concerns of the North stepping up its provocative actions.
His visit will include attending two major summits, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Vietnam and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conclave in the Philippines.
Eminent Arakan historian Jacques P. Leider talks about the historical context of the Rohingya conflict.
Earlier this week, Myanmar authorities had displayed the bodies of Hindu villagers they say were killed by Muslim insurgents.
The chief executive of Afghanistan, who is in India on a short trip, also expressed that differences within the international community could impact counter-terrorism efforts.
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.