Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

Asia Pacific Jun 7, 2019

Outcry as ASEAN predicts 'smooth' Rohingya return to Myanmar

An ASEAN report predicting half a million Rohingya refugees will return to Myanmar in two years has left observers incredulous for glossing over army atrocities, ignoring an ongoing civil war in Rakhine state and failing to mention the persecuted Muslim minority by name. The leaked ...

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

World / Politics May 25, 2019

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes, including headline-grabbing cases of shooting unarmed civilians and killing an enemy captive. Trump, leaving the White House for a trip to Japan, said he ...

World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Business / Tech May 16, 2019

World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, and ...

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

World May 15, 2019

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand. A lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the ...

World May 13, 2019

Gunmen kill six in second recent attack on church in Burkina Faso

Gunmen killed six people, including a priest, outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadis. Congregants were leaving church around 9 a.m. in the town of ...