Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope

Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that Myanmar is suffering from civil conflict and hostilities.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Oxford strips Aung San Suu Kyi of city`s freedom over Rohingya crisis

Oxford strips Aung San Suu Kyi of city`s freedom over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was given the Freedom of the City in 1997.

Nov 28, 2017, 14:48 PM IST
Pope Francis heads to Myanmar capital

Pope Francis heads to Myanmar capital

The pontiff will be received by President Htin Kyaw in Myanmar capital.

Nov 28, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Myanmar has `no religious discrimination`, Army Chief tells Pope Francis

Myanmar has `no religious discrimination`, Army Chief tells Pope Francis

Myanmar`s military stands accused of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.

Nov 27, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China as criticism over Rohingya crisis escalates

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China as criticism over Rohingya crisis escalates

Even as the US and UN have ramped up pressure over the Rohingya crisis, China has backed Myanmar's military action.

Nov 27, 2017, 10:55 AM IST

Myanmar, Bangladesh to ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

Myanmar expects to sign an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, a government official said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful generals could prove obstructive.

Nov 23, 2017, 13:05 PM IST

51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Aung San Suu Kyi will inaugurate the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), in which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (e.Asean) and the European Union will participate.

Nov 20, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sets out aid plan to end Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sets out aid plan to end Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi has set out plans for a new humanitarian project to enable Myanmar`s Rakhine State to emerge as a peaceful and developed region, which a close adviser said showed her determination to fix the country`s refugee crisis.

Oct 13, 2017, 23:19 PM IST
Oxford removes Suu Kyi portrait after Rohingya criticism

Oxford removes Suu Kyi portrait after Rohingya criticism

"The college received the gift of a new painting earlier this month which will be exhibited for a period. The painting of Aung San Suu Kyi has meanwhile been moved to storage," the college said in a statement.

Sep 30, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar; Army blames Rohingya 'militants'

Mass grave of 28 Hindus found in Myanmar; Army blames Rohingya 'militants'

More than 420,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since August 25.

Sep 24, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt

Bangladesh says Rohingya influx grinds to a halt

The UN says 429,000 Rohingya have sought refuge in Bangladesh since attacks by Ronhingya militants in Rakhine on August 25 sparked a major Myanmar military crackdown.

 

Sep 23, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Don't expect anything from US: Sheikh Hasina on Rohingya crisis

Don't expect anything from US: Sheikh Hasina on Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh PM says that if her country can feed 160 million of its own people, it can feed another 500,000 on humanitarian grounds.

Sep 20, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya Muslims, says Myanmar ready to verify refugee status

Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya Muslims, says Myanmar ready to verify refugee status

Condemning all human rights violations, Suu Kyi said Myanmar will like to find out “why this exodus is happening”

Sep 19, 2017, 10:21 AM IST
UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

UN urged to punish Myanmar army over Rohingya 'atrocities'

Myanmar has suggested it will not take back all who had fled across the border, accusing those refugees of having links to the Rohingya militants whose raids on police posts in August triggered the army backlash.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:36 PM IST
Amnesty says Myanmar military torching Rohingya villages

Amnesty says Myanmar military torching Rohingya villages

Pressure on Myanmar soared as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the violence against Rohingya Muslims "unacceptable" and rights group Amnesty said on Friday it has evidence of the military`s "systematic" torching of villages.

Sep 16, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Rohingya crisis: Security tightened along India-Myanmar border

Security has been further tightened along the borders of northeastern states with Myanmar and Bangladesh to foil any attempt by the Rohingyas fleeing the Rakhine state in Myanmar from entering India, officials said on Friday.

Sep 15, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to address nation next week on Rohingya crisis

In a press conference government spokesman Zaw Htay said Suu Kyi will "speak for national reconciliation and peace" in a televised address on September 19.

Sep 13, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN amid growing Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN amid growing Rohingya crisis

More than 370,000 minority Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence since August 25, according to the United Nations, an average of almost 20,000 a day.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her defiant democracy activism under Myanmar`s former junta, was once the darling of the international community.

Sep 13, 2017, 10:22 AM IST
Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown

Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown

International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a military crackdown that has been criticised by the US, slammed as "ethnic cleansing" and forced 370,000 Rohingya to flee the violence.

Sep 12, 2017, 18:49 PM IST