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.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore tried to go on the offensive to counter women who say he sexually molested or pursued them as teens. Also, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
By Esther Htusan, Associated Press
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…
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
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…
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