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October 15, 2017 11:52 PM Myanmar Muslims fear further 'turning of the tide'

For Tun Kyi, Myanmar is home. He was born and brought up in the country and, like thousands of other Burmese, he was also protesting in the streets for democracy during the military junta's rule. He spent 10 years in prison. Today, he is playing an active role in the Former Political Prisoners Society of Myanmar. He was one of those Muslims who hoped 41

October 13, 2017 12:01 AM Defending a racist’s right to free speech

OCTOBER 13 — Muslim preacher Zamihan Mat Zin made some toe-curling racist comments about the Chinese in a speech at a mosque in Shah Alam, recorded on video, when he expressed his support for Muslim-only laundromats. “The Chinese usually don’t wash after they pee and poop. What about menstrual blood on their underwear? Some hug and embrace dogs, consume 27

October 10, 2017 5:45 PM Russia accuses US of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

MOSCOW: Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of pretending to fight Islamic State and of deliberately reducing its air strikes in Iraq to allow the group's militants to stream into Syria to slow the Russian-backed advance of the Syrian army. The Pentagon strongly denied the accusations, saying that the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State 14

October 10, 2017 3:16 AM Rohingya insurgent ceasefire ends in Myanmar with no report of attacks

YANGON: Myanmar authorities said there was no sign of attacks by Rohingya Muslim militants on Tuesday as a one-month insurgent ceasefire came to end. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) announced the ceasefire from Sept. 10 in order, they said, to facilitate aid deliveries to Rakhine State, where their attacks on the security forces on Aug. 25 triggered 27

October 9, 2017 1:15 AM 12 dead, scores missing in Rohingya capsize (Updated)

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: At least 12 people died and scores were missing Monday after a boat packed with Rohingya refugees – many of them children – capsized, the latest tragedy to strike those fleeing violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Coast guard and border guard officials said the boat was overloaded with about 100 people when it sank late Sunday 12

October 6, 2017 3:04 PM Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Chittagong today calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar. — Reuters picCHITTAGONG, Oct 6 — Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong today calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing a crackdown in Myanmar’s 25

October 4, 2017 9:00 PM Relief groups seek $590m for Rohingya crisis

Most vulnerable refugees will die unless Bangladesh govt's efforts are supported, they say COX'S BAZAR • Humanitarian organisations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said yesterday they need US$434 million (S$590 million) over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, most of them children, in dire need of life-saving assistance 23

October 4, 2017 11:49 AM Aid groups seek $434 million to help up to 1.2 million Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

COX‘S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Humanitarian organizations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they need $434 million over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, most of them children, in dire need of life-saving assistance. There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing 19

October 4, 2017 5:06 AM Myanmar beauty queen dethroned 'after posting Rohingya video'

YANGON: A Myanmar beauty queen says she was stripped of her pageant title after posting a graphic video accusing Muslim Rohingya militants of driving communal violence in Rakhine state, a conflict fraught with controversy in the mainly Buddhist country. Myanmar's army is accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya in the far west, where 24

October 4, 2017 4:39 AM Aid groups seek $434 million for Rohingya crisis for next six months

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Humanitarian organisations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they need $434 million (£327.2 million) over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, many of them children, who need life-saving help. There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing 117