World Nov 22

Rohingya refugees walk in a rice field after crossing the border in Palang Khali, Bangladesh October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva - RC1D4F758440
What’s being done to help the Rohingya?

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state "constitutes ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya." We asked experts take a look at what’s being done to address the situation, and what’s next.

World Nov 15

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi speak at a news conference at Naypyitaw, Myanmar, on Nov. 15. Photo by a Reuters stringer
Tillerson says U.S. considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

NAYPYITAW, 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…

World Sep 14

U.S. lifting sanctions on Myanmar as Suu Kyi visits

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Wednesday the U.S. is lifting economic sanctions and restoring trade benefits to former pariah state Myanmar as he met with Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner who is now the nation's de…

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