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September 2018

Lou Aguila Bangkok ( BT)  The Myanmar government must first show ‘clear signs of sincerity’ of its recalibrated position of allowing the Rohingya back to their communities, particularly in violence-riddled Rakhine State of the country. Mark Green, the administrator of USAID (United States Agency for International Development, stressed this statement at the conclusion of his […]

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Awards have grown into one of most prestigious photo contests, Anadolu Agency’s Deputy Director General Mutanoglu says By Yasemin Kalyoncuoglu ANKARA (BT) – The second exhibition of work from 80 award-winning photographs in Anadolu Agency’s 2018 Istanbul Photo Awards opened in Ankara on Thursday. “Anadolu Agency is the address of news, photos and videos but we […]

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Bangkok (BT) A ranking Bangladeshi official urged Myanmar to “demonstrate strong political will and visible actions” to end discrimination against the Rohingya and vowed to ask “international partners to intensify their campaign for (a) permanent solution to the Rohingya problem.” Attending the launch of “One Year on: Time to Put Women and Girls at the […]

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UN commission releases report on human rights situation in Syria from Jan-June, 1M Syrians displaced internally By Merve Aydogan ANKARA (BT) – Unprecedented levels of internal displacement took place in Syria this year, a UN commission said Wednesday. In a 24-page report, the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria highlighted the deteriorating human rights […]

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China ushers most aggressive anti-religion campaign in years, as CCP burn churches, bibles to keep oppositions at bay Beijing, China (BT)- A massive crackdown on Christianity and other religions is reportedly taking place in China, as the ruling Communist Party levels up its campaign to thwart any potential challenge to its stranglehold in the country. […]

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PLO office served as the de facto embassy for Palestine in Washington CAIRO (BT) – The Arab League on Tuesday decried a U.S. decision to close the diplomatic mission of the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington, saying the move undermines the Palestinian cause. “Since the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel […]

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 Staffan de Mistura to meet senior officials from guarantor countries of Astana process on Sept. 10 GENEVA  – UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will meet senior officials from Turkey, Russia, and Iran to establish a Syrian constitutional committee on Monday. Efforts to establish a constitutional committee, which was agreed during the Syrian […]

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Hague-based court ruled that it has jurisdiction to investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar’s Rakhine state ANKARA  – Myanmar has disregarded the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling that the court has jurisdiction to investigate the crimes against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s northwestern Rakhine state. “The Court has jurisdiction over the crime against humanity of deportation allegedly committed against members of […]

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