United Nations launches $951 mn appeal for Rohingya refugees

Mar 17 2018

United Nations agencies and NGO partners have released a 2018 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, with a $951 million appeal.

Sri Lanka to lift social media ban: Minister

Mar 14 2018

Sri Lanka is likely to lift a ban on social media networks, a government minister said, almost a week after blocking access to prevent the spread of communal violence.

16 kg gold valued at Rs 4.81 cr seized in Manipur, one held

Mar 10 2018

About 16 kg gold, valued at Rs 4.81 crore, being smuggled into India through the India-Myanmar border, was seized in Manipur and one person apprehended, an official said.

US Holocaust museum rescinds award to Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Mar 08 2018

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has rescinded its top award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi because of her failure to condemn and stop military attacks.

'Acts of genocide' suspected against Rohingya in Myanmar: UN

Mar 07 2018

The UN human rights chief said that he strongly suspected that “acts of genocide” may have taken place against Rohingyas in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state since August.

'Democracy retreating in SE Asia, India must play bigger role'

Feb 26 2018

India, which is increasing linkages with the region, must play a greater role to shore up democracy in Southeast Asia.

New home for Rohingya refugees emerges in Bay of Bengal

Feb 22 2018

Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar.

Bangladesh says to meet with Myanmar on Rohingya trapped at border

Feb 19 2018

Representatives from Bangladesh and Myanmar will meet to discuss the repatriation to Myanmar of more than 6,500 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land.

Thailand decorates Myanmar's army chief amid Rohingya crisis

Feb 17 2018

Hlaing was granted the Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant at a ceremony in Bangkok, according to general's website.

Mizoram urges Centre for more security along Myanmar border

Feb 14 2018

Lal Thanhawla has urged Rajnath Singh to beef up security along the state's border with Myanmar to prevent Rohingya Muslims from entering the north-eastern state.

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