Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

Sep 11, 2017

Dalai Lama says Buddha would have helped Myanmar's Muslims

The Dalai Lama has spoken out for the first time about the Rohingya refugee crisis, saying Buddha would have helped Muslims fleeing violence in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in recent weeks after violence flared in neighboring Myanmar, where ...

U.N. counts 'alarming' 270,000 Rohingya in Myanmar exodus

Sep 9, 2017

U.N. counts 'alarming' 270,000 Rohingya in Myanmar exodus

The U.N. said Friday that an "alarming number" of Rohingya Muslims — 270,000 — have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the past two weeks. The new figure, confirmed by U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan, is much higher than the 164,000 ...

Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar by land, sea

Sep 2, 2017

Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar by land, sea

Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as they flee violence in western Myanmar, the UNHCR said Saturday. Both Myanmar's security officials and insurgents from the Rohingya ethnic minority are accusing each other ...