Pope Francis is in Myanmar this week to advocate for peace in a country where 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violent attacks by government troops. But mentioning the religious minority by name could be diplomatically problematic. Jonathan Miller from Independent…
By PBS NewsHour
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.
By Layla Quran
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 Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
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 Jennifer Hijazi
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 Joshua Barajas, Larisa Epatko, Jennifer Hijazi and Erica R. Hendry
The latest on protests in St. Louis, a plague sweeping Madagascar and other stories you may have missed in the rush of news.
In our News Wrap Thursday, the U.N. now says half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape attacks by the military in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. Also, the imminent eruption of a volcano on the island of Bali has…
By PBS NewsHour
About 400,000 Rohingya, members of a Muslim minority group, have fled majority-Buddhist Myanmar into Bangladesh during the last month. The wave began when Myanmar's military cracked down on an armed resistance by the Rohingya minority, who have long been persecuted…
By Erica R. Hendry, Larisa Epatko and Jenny Marder
There are more drug overdose deaths than we thought, China is phasing out the production of gas-powered vehicles and other news you might have missed.
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