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 ...

Taiwan democracy activist pleads guilty in Chinese trial

/ Sep 11, 2017

Taiwan democracy activist pleads guilty in Chinese trial

A Taiwanese pro-democracy activist pleaded guilty Monday to subverting state power in China's first criminal prosecution of a nonprofit worker since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign nongovernmental organizations. Lee Ming-che's supporters, though, quickly said he had been forced to confess to crimes ...

Cambodian leader threatens ban on opposition party

/ Sep 11, 2017

Cambodian leader threatens ban on opposition party

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened on Monday that the main opposition party would be dissolved if it continues to back detained leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason over an alleged plot to gain power with U.S. support. Kem Sokha was arrested ...

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 ...

Trump call for immigration legislation sparks Republican interest

/ Sep 7, 2017

Trump call for immigration legislation sparks Republican interest

President Donald Trump's call to the U.S. Congress to pass protections for some undocumented immigrants is stirring interest among his fellow Republicans in Congress, despite the party's long-standing divisions over immigration that were on display on Wednesday. Trump, who fashioned his 2016 presidential campaign around ...

Sep 7, 2017

U.S. won't punish United over passenger-dragging incident

Federal officials have decided not to punish United Airlines over an infamous incident in which a passenger was dragged off an overcrowded plane. The Transportation Department said it found no evidence that United violated David Dao's civil rights in the April 9 incident in Chicago. ...

What is DACA? A look at the immigrant program Trump is ending

| Sep 6, 2017

What is DACA? A look at the immigrant program Trump is ending

The program that protects young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas has been rescinded. But many questions remain about what will happen to the program's beneficiaries. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the program, known ...