Village burns in Myanmar's Rakhine state: Bangladesh official

Jan 23, 2018

Village burns in Myanmar's Rakhine state: Bangladesh official

Bangladesh officials said Tuesday a huge fire burned and gunshots were heard in a village across the border in Myanmar's conflict-scarred Rakhine state, where authorities want to return Rohingya refugees. A "big fire" was seen raging late Monday in an abandoned village from Tombru, a ...

Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

| Jan 22, 2018

Among Rohingya, refugee squalor can seem better than home

Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. Eventually, more than 650,000 Rohingya ...

Diplomats scramble to contain outrage over Trump's remarks

/ | Jan 13, 2018

Diplomats scramble to contain outrage over Trump's remarks

American diplomats scrambled Friday to salvage their nation's bonds with Africa, Haiti and even the celebrated "special relationship" with Britain after President Donald Trump, in the span of a few hours, deeply offended much of the world with the most undiplomatic of remarks. Trump's description ...

Trump partly denies, also defends vulgar immigrant comments

/ Jan 13, 2018

Trump partly denies, also defends vulgar immigrant comments

President Donald Trump on Friday offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries a day earlier. Trump said he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, ...

Translating Trump: A 'dirty' job but someone has to do it

/ Jan 13, 2018

Translating Trump: A 'dirty' job but someone has to do it

U.S. President Donald Trump's use of the word "sh-thole" to describe some countries has sparked fury in some quarters and left many media scratching their heads on whether to repeat the slur. But spare a thought for the non-English language media outlets that had to ...