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‘We thought justice would be delivered … but instead our hopes were shattered,’ says victim’s son  NEW DELHI (BT) – A court in central Indian acquitted six of nine defendants Wednesday in a 2017 lynching case caught on video.  The remaining three defendants are minors and are being tried in juvenile court. The decision shocked the family […]

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ase statement says complainant received ‘death threat’ to him and PM Hasina in a letter DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA) – A local court on Monday issued arrest warrants against top Bangladeshi opposition leaders taking a case into consideration hours after it filed on ‘death threat’ to the country’s prime minister. The case statement read the complainant received a letter issuing […]

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Foreign Minister Qureshi sent a letter to UN Secretary General KARACHI, Pakistan (BT) – Pakistan has sought an immediate intervention by the United Nations over revocation of special status to the disputed Kashmir valley by India “that entails grave dangers to regional peace and security in South Asia”. In a letter addressed to the UN […]

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India moves to remove all special provisions to Kashmir Kashmir (BT) – India on Monday scrapped the special status granted to disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir in a move likely to raise tensions in the insurgency-hit region.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his election campaign earlier this year promised to remove this special status granted to India’s only Muslim-majority state which […]

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-Palestinian demonstrators demand an end to Israel’s 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip GAZA CITY, Palestine (Burma Times) – A Palestinian youth on Sunday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army fire in the Gaza Strip a day earlier, according to the health ministry. Habib al-Masri, 24, was shot and injured during anti-occupation protests […]

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About a ‘massive surgical strike’ against ‘Rohingya insurgents’ India, Burma Times: Last week, as India Today reported “a mega operation (by the Indian army) to eliminate threats posed by insurgents along the Indo-Myanmar border”, a section of the Indian media went on a misinformation tizzy. According to the report by India Today correspondent Abhishek Bhalla, […]

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Burma Times : New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters speaks during the emergency Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ministerial meeting to discuss terrorist attacks in New Zealand and rising Islamophobic violence, on March 22, 2019 in Istanbul. Speaking at the event, New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign […]

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– Telephone call comes after crisis between two nations RABAT (Burma Times) – Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Moroccan King Mohammed VI reviewed the “brotherly and friendly” relations between the two countries during a telephone call, state news agency SPA said Wednesday. The call followed a crisis in relations between the two countries.  They […]

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– Half of all US news coverage of 136 terrorist attacks between 2006 – 2015 on ones blamed on Muslims WASHINGTON (Burma Times) – A report that concludes terrorist attacks blamed on Muslims receive 357 percent more coverage than other groups recirculated after recent terror attacks in New Zealand, which was carried out by a […]

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