Myanmar panel rejects claim that Rohingya are being persecuted

Jan 5, 2017

Myanmar panel rejects claim that Rohingya are being persecuted

Human rights groups said Myanmar’s government is trying to cover up abuses against civilians in a Muslim-majority part of Rakhine State after an investigation panel dismissed claims a government crackdown there amounts to “genocide.” A commission appointed by the government of Nobel laureate Aung ...

Dec 29, 2016

Five dead in attack in China's Xinjiang

Attackers drove a car into a government building in China’s unruly far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday and set off an explosive device, killing one person, the regional government said. All four of the attackers were shot dead. Hundreds of people have been ...

Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

Dec 24, 2016

Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

A top Ukrainian insurgent said Friday the rebels had agreed to an indefinite cease-fire negotiated by Moscow and Kiev that would go into effect this weekend. The latest truce was hammered out with the help of European monitors and came after a surge in ...