That assessment would raise pressure on the Trump administration and U.S. lawmakers to consider new sanctions on Myanmar, a country that had been lauded for its democratic transition.
By PBS NewsHour
In Myanmar, hundreds of Buddhists this weekend protested the government's suggestion that it might take back the nearly 600,000 minority Muslims known as the Rohingya, who have fled into Bangladesh amid killings by government soldiers since late August. Farah Kabir,…
U.N. drone footage caught part of the Rohingya refugees' precarious journey to Bangladesh.
More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes since August to escape systematic violence at the hands of government soldiers in Myanmar. The U.N. has called the actions taken by Myanmar forces against the group “a textbook…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is condemning reported atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and he says those responsible — perhaps the country's military — will be held accountable.
By Travis Daub
The mass exodus from Myanmar continues for Rohingya Muslims, who are fleeing what the U.N. has called “a textbook case of ethnic cleansing.” Judy Woodruff speaks with Eric Schwartz of Refugees International and Daniel Russel of Asia Society about the…
By Tania Rashid
“They started looting everything. We ran outside and before we knew it we watched our village set ablaze,” said Dildar Begum, one of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
NEW YORK — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh in the past three weeks after suffering violent attacks by Myanmar troops and Buddhist vigilantes. The sudden influx of Rohingyas is causing tensions with local Bengalis, who fear becoming the…
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