Pope meets Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis amid UN outcry

2017-11-28 10:08

Pope Francis begins his first full day in Myanmar travelling to the capital to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi a day after hosting the military general in charge of the crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

2017-10-01 08:40

The Oxford University college, where Aung San Suu Kyi studied, has taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism over the Rohingya crisis.

Rohingya: UN chief tells Myanmar to end 'nightmare'

2017-09-29 07:55

The growing Rohingya crisis has prompted the Security Council to hold a rare public meeting on Myanmar, during which UN chief Antonio Guterres urged the country's leaders to end the refugees' "nightmare".

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi about Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar

2017-09-20 11:49

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department has said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group.

UN team: Suu Kyi words 'bode well' for bid for Myanmar probe

2017-09-19 22:44

The leader of a team of UN human rights investigators is renewing its appeal to Myanmar's government to grant it access to the country, hours after a speech by leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

2017-09-19 05:55

International opinion is hardening against Myanmar as the US, Britain and other powers renew calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy

The lost Rohingya boy...

2017-09-14 14:59

A Rohingya boy from Myanmar followed strangers from other villages across rivers and jungle until they reached Bangladesh, where he had no family and no idea where to go.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

2017-09-13 08:30

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has scrapped plans to attend the UN General Assembly later this month, as the Nobel laureate faces intense global scrutiny over the Rohingya refugee crisis. .

UN says more than 250 000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh

2017-09-08 05:37

More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar last October, the United Nations said Thursday, as more bodies washed up a day after boats sank attempting to cross the river th

Myanmar's Suu Kyi slams 'misinformation' over Rohingya crisis

2017-09-06 12:21

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday alleged a "huge iceberg of misinformation" was distorting the picture of the Rohingya crisis, which has forced 125 000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh.


Suu Kyi blames world conflicts partly on illegal immigration

2017-11-20 20:52

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism.

Nobel's shining stars who lost their lustre

2017-09-29 11:32

Praised to the skies and bearing great hopes, they went on to disappoint the world. As the case of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi shows, Nobel Peace Prize winners have not always lived up to expectations.

Bangladesh needs longer-term plan for Rohingya - UN

2017-09-28 05:30

The nearly half a million Rohingya refugees, who have entered Bangladesh since August, will likely not be leaving soon, says the UN, calling for longer-term plans to manage the influx.

Suu Kyi rejects criticism over Rohingya, UN chief urges army pullback

2017-09-20 06:28

Aung San Suu Kyi pledged Tuesday to hold rights violators to account over the Rohingya crisis but refused to blame Myanmar's army, as the UN chief demanded an end to the military campaign and a better deal for the Muslim minority.

Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

2017-09-19 08:57

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing".

Suu Kyi wants help for Rohingya - US lawmaker

2017-09-15 12:15

A top US lawmaker has defended Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, saying Myanmar's under-fire leader assured him she is working to get aid to Rohingya Muslims suffering a violent military crackdown.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to speak on deadly Rohingya crisis

2017-09-13 22:08

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under fire for being silent as scores of Rohingya Muslims have been killed, will finally address the crisis.

Suu Kyi should be ashamed of herself

2017-09-12 13:25

It seems Aung San Suu Kyi, the famously unwavering defender of human rights, does not seem to be touched by the seriousness of the situation, writes Mohamed Saeed.

Desmond Tutu pleads for the protection of Muslims in Myanmar

2017-09-07 22:44

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has broken his 'vow to remain silent on public affairs' to call on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to speak out about the Rohingya crisis.

Many drown as 30k Rohingya flee Myanmar

2017-09-01 21:22

More than 27 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar in recent days, as corpses of people drowned in desperate attempts to cross the border river washed up.

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