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UN pushes Myanmar to step up Rohingyas’ return

AFP | The UN Security Council on Wednesday issued a statement calling on Myanmar to speed up efforts to have Rohingya refugees return safely to...

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...

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...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

James M. Dorsey | A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely...

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...

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...

Dramatic drone footage shows Rohingya refugees entering Bangladesh

Drone footage shows vast numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar entering Bangladesh, arriving by boat and walking through flooded fields. The United Nations High...

Malaysian Sultan speaks up against Saudi inspired ultra-conservatism

James M. Dorsey | Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, the sovereign of the Malaysian state of Johor, does not mince his words. His repeated verbal assaults on...

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...

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...

Paresh Rawal bashed for his unapologetic tweets on Rohingyas, Kashmir and...

News Analysis | A fan of Modi Sarkar, Paresh Rawal has landed in hot waters after his expressions of scorn towards minorities including Rohingyas, Kashmiris...

Is extremism & fundamentalism slowly engulfing Malaysia?

James M. Dorsey | The owner of a self-service laundrette in the historic town of Muar in the Malaysian state of Johor likely had little...

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...

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...

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...

The beginning of the Bengal hybrid war

Saikat Bhattacharya | Bengal delta is located to the east of South Asia. It is also called Gang-Brahmaputra delta which is also the largest delta in...

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...

The “peaceful” Buddhists take up arms against Muslims

Michael Jerryson | The recent violence in southern Thailand began on 4 January 2004, when Malay Muslim insurgents invaded a Thai Army depot in the...

Finally UNHRC takes up matter of genocide against Muslims

Stephanie Nebehay | The top United Nations (UN) human rights body has agreed to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings,...

Persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Will ASEAN countries find a solution?

Ahmad Rizky M. Umar | ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine...

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