• deadly attack December 25, 2021 6:28 pm

    2 Save the Children Staff Members Missing After Myanmar Attack

    After a deadly attack that left dozens dead, including children, two Save the Children staff members are now missing. A spokesperson with the organization said two staff members traveling home for the holidays were caught up in the incident and remain missing. The organization, stationed in Fairfield, Connecticut, said they’ve confirmation that the private vehicle the staffers were traveling...

  • Donald Trump November 14, 2018 11:52 am

    Pence Says Myanmar's Handling of Rohingya Is ‘Without Excuse'

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious to hear about progress in resolving the crisis, which stems from a violent...

  • Facebook September 3, 2018 8:36 pm

    Int'l Outcry as Reuters Reporters Get 7 Years in Myanmar Prison

    A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo had been reporting on the brutal crackdown on the Rohingya when they were arrested and...

  • United Nations August 25, 2018 7:45 pm

    ‘No More Genocide': A Year After Fleeing Myanmar, Rohingya Demand Justice

    Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return to their homes in Myanmar and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. More than 15,000 gathered in the morning on a hilltop in the Kutupalong refugee camp, part of a sprawling web...

  • head November 15, 2017 10:17 pm

    Tillerson: US Considering Individual Sanctions for Violence Against Rohingya Minority in Myanmar

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the U.S. is deeply concerned by “credible reports” of atrocities committed by Myanmar’s security forces and called for an independent investigation into a humanitarian crisis in which hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh. Speaking at a joint news conference with leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s capital,...

  • Associated Press October 18, 2017 3:09 pm

    ‘Scorched-Earth Campaign': Myanmar Army Slaughtered Minority Muslims, Amnesty International Says

    Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators. More than 580,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar security forces began a scorched-earth campaign...

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