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The Burma Times: More than 3,200 people were displaced last week in Myanmar following intensified fighting between the Arakan Army rebel group and the Myanmar Military in the northern Mrauk-U Township. With nine Myanmar police officers confirmed dead, and eleven more still held-prisoner, this latest clash with the Burmese military signals continued strife for stabilizing […]

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Turkey will stand by New Zealand in its fight against terrorism, Fuat Oktay says  ISTANBUL (Burma Times) – Turkey’s vice president on Saturday urged the international community to stand up against Islamophobia, xenophobia, radicalism, and racism, in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks in New Zealand. Speaking at an Istanbul airport before leaving for New […]

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Politicians, media fueling Islamophobia also responsible for heinous attack on Christchurch mosques, says Mevlut Cavusoglu ANKARA (BT) – Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday condemned terrorist attacks targeting two mosques in New Zealand. “I condemn the barbaric terrorist attacks perpetrated against two mosques in #Christchurch in #NewZealand,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter. Cavusoglu wished God’s mercy […]

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – BT : President of South Korea Moon Jae-in (L) and Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad (R) speak to the press members during a joint press conference at Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 13, 2019. President of South Korea Moon Jae-in is on a three-day official visit to Malaysia. […]

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Closer relations will only be possible if Russia starts respecting international law, resolution says STRASBOURG (Burma Times) – The European Parliament (EP) adopted on Tuesday a resolution calling the block to stand ready to adopt further sanctions if Russia “continues to violate international law”. The resolution “assessing the current state of EU-Russia political relations” was […]

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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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