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Myanmar ‘unwilling’ to probe Rohingya abuse, UN must act: rights envoy

AFP | Myanmar is "unable and unwilling" to investigate its abuses against Rohingya Muslims, a UN rights envoy has said, bolstering calls for the country's...

UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

AFP| The UN voiced alarm Friday over India's deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where...

US documents systematic violence against Myanmar Rohingya

AFP | The United States said Monday it had found evidence of systematic violence by Myanmar's military against the Rohingya minority, including widespread killings and...

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

AFP | Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official...

Global warming may have ‘devastating’ effects on rice

AFP | As carbon dioxide rises due to the burning of fossil fuels, rice will lose some of its protein and vitamin content, putting millions...

Priyanka Chopra visits world’s largest refugee camp of Rohingya

News Desk | Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra posted pictures of herself with Rohingya refugees on Twitter on Monday 21st May. She is a UNICEF Goodwill...

Cyber Security Issues in Pakistan

Afeera Firdous| A special report on cybersecurity norms by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded that many engineered systems, around the world, which depend on digital-computational...

UN places Myanmar Army on Blacklist at a time when the...

News Analysis | According to United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres’ report, Myanmar’s armed forces are placed on the list of “credibly suspected” government organizations and...

Geopolitical Challenges of South Asia’s Silk Roads

Andrew Korybko | The Strategic Vision Behind the Silk Road The early part of the 21st-century is witnessing an astronomically rapid rise of China as a...

How the UN failed Rohingya?

Hammad Zamurrad | For many, the United Nations (UN) is an indispensable international organization ever created that operates at the core of the emerging global...

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk walks free from prison

AFP | An ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk was released from prison on Friday after serving time for inciting unrest in an anti-Rohingya protest in 2016, a...

Trump and Modi discuss South Asian politics over phone call

News Desk | On 8th February 2018, the White House reported that the leaders of the world’s two largest democracies Trump and Modi discussed the...

Bangladesh ready to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

AFP | Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic...

Can India turn Chabahar from a gift into a curse?

Andrew Korybko | The opening ceremony inaugurating the Chabahar port was filled with much fanfare and represents a strategic achievement for both Iran and India....

Pope arrives in Bangladesh after controversial Myanmar visit

AFP Pope Francis on Thursday arrived in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya refugees have sought sanctuary after fleeing a crackdown in neighbouring...

Pope lands in Myanmar: will his influence help Rohingya crisis?

AFP | Pope Francis arrived in mainly Buddhist Myanmar Monday on a highly sensitive visit to a country facing sharp global criticism for the alleged...

US gets involved in Myanmar: Tillerson talks to army chief

Reuters | U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was bound for Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused...

Trump ignores Duterte’s human rights violations

Reuters | The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between U.S. President...

Should Aung San Suu Kyi be stripped of her Nobel Peace...

Nasir Azeem | "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" ~Martin Luther King Jr. Although the tragedy of Myanmar's Rohingya Community has been unfolding for...

The US-Sino Great Game: Washington embraces Indian position on CPEC

News Analysis l US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis has said that China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is untenable because it passes...

Hasina’s push For Rohingya “Safe Zones” Might End Up Destabilizing Northeastern...

Andrew Korybko | Bangladesh implored the UN last week to set up a so-called “safe zone” in Myanmar. The Bangladeshi Prime Minister claimed that this would...

Why India’s surgical strike threat is a dangerous bluff?

Muhammad Ali Ehsan | Most military planners know about American General Collin Powell’s ‘Powell Doctrine’. Simply put, it means an approach to military conflicts that...

Myanmar government refuses to accept Rohingya Muslims as its own citizens

Mong Palatino | On September 19, 2017, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a widely anticipated speech in front of diplomats, United Nations officials,...

For the flickering candles of hope!!

Rabia Qureshi | This poem is dedicated to Rohingya Muslims who have been at the receiving end of the atrocities being committed by Myanmar government and...

Modi Govt accuses Rohingya refugees of terror links with Pakistan..?

News Analysis |  India's government said on Monday it has evidence showing some Rohingya in the country have ties to "terror organizations" and pose a...

Only cooperation with China will make India ‘Great’

M K Bhadrakumar |  The ‘Ministerial Trilateral’ between the US, Japan, and India on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on Monday turned out to...

Rohingya is a humanitarian issue not a Muslim one!

M K Bhadrakumar | The Trump administration is shifting gear on Myanmar. After positioning itself on the “right side of history”, Washington is making the...

Delhi feels threatened by hapless Rohingya refugees

News Analysis | The Indian government has told its Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees are a threat to the country's national security. The top court...

Rohingya Plight: Feeding Instability across Muslim World & jeopardizing China’s One...

James M. Dorsey | The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the...

Jihadi vows of support for Rohingya add to problems of Pakistan...

James M. Dorsey | A call for action to help Rohingya Muslims by prominent US Treasury-designated Pakistani militant Masood Azhar puts both Pakistan and China on the...

Pakistan, Turkey agree to increase cooperation over peace efforts in Afghanistan

News Analysis | Pakistan and Turkey have agreed that a military-heavy policy cannot solve the seemingly intractable Afghan problem. Both countries have reiterated the need...

Thai-Pak joint military exercise: Thailand wants to learn from Pakistan’s experience

News analysis | Thailand and Pakistan partook in a joint military exercise last month in a bid to hone various combat skills to counter the...

The disinformation behind linking the Rohingya issue with Pakistan

News analysis | Amid heart-wrenching scenes in Myanmar showing the plight of Rohingya Muslims, a story is making rounds of Pakistani connections to the crisis....

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

Is there a Muslim-Buddhist conflict brewing in South East Asia?

Talha Ahmed | Myanmar and Rankine state background The tears of Rohingya Muslims shook the world once more. UN and other human rights organizations are really...

Violence escalates in Myanmar: Will Rohingya Muslims continue to face persecution?

News Analysis | Militants belonging to Rohingya Muslim community in Myanmar staged a coordinated attack on 30 police posts and an army base in Rakhine...

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