Myanmar relents, says Doctors Without Borders can stay

Mar 2, 2014

Myanmar relents, says Doctors Without Borders can stay

A day after Doctors Without Borders announced its expulsion from Myanmar, the government backpedaled, saying the aid organization would be allowed to resume operations everywhere but Rakhine, a state plagued by bloody bouts of sectarian violence. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning group expressed grave concern ...

Jan 24, 2014

U.N. urges Myanmar to probe sectarian killings

The United Nations has called on Myanmar to investigate reports that dozens of men, women and children were killed in attacks on Rohingya Muslims with the alleged involvement of police. The U.N. said it had received “credible information” of a series of attacks in ...

Jan 18, 2014

Myanmar denies Buddhist mob killed Muslim villagers

Myanmar’s government denied that security forces and a Buddhist mob attacked a village in an isolated corner of the country this past week and killed Muslim women and children. A rights group said more than a dozen people may have died and that hundreds ...

Nov 13, 2013

Buddhists monks in Myanmar protest visit by Islamic delegation

Dozens of Buddhist monks carrying banners that said “Get Out” and “Don’t interfere in Myanmar’s internal affairs” gathered outside Yangon airport Wednesday to protest the arrival of a delegation from the world’s biggest Islamic political bloc. Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu and several ministers from the ...

Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar's Rohingya

Nov 6, 2013

Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar's Rohingya

Just a few blocks from the White House where Myanmar’s president was feted for working for democracy, another side of his country is now on display at a more haunting Washington landmark: the plight of its most beleaguered people, the Rohingya Muslims, depicted in ...

Boat with 70 Muslim Rohingya sinks off Myanmar

Nov 3, 2013

Boat with 70 Muslim Rohingya sinks off Myanmar

A boat carrying 70 ethnic minority Muslim Rohingya capsized Sunday off the western coast of Myanmar, an aid worker said. Only eight survivors have been found. The boat was in the Bay of Bengal and headed for Bangladesh when it went down early Sunday, ...