Human Welfare

The Latest: Amnesty says Myanmar killed 100s of Rohingya

Oct 18, 2017

Amnesty International says Myanmar security forces killed at least hundreds of people during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar claims success in stopping exodus; refugees disagree

Oct 6, 2017

More Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar are streaming toward the border, despite government assurances that it is stopping the massive exodus of refugees to Bangladesh

In Hong Kong, political banners reveal gulf with mainland

Sep 30, 2017

Clashes about pro-independence banners in Hong Kong's universities have exposed the widening gulf between Hong Kong and mainland China, which now rules the former British colony

Amnesty says fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar

Sep 23, 2017

Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar's Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi's claims that military operations there have ended

Asian businesses mull tech solutions to fight modern slavery

Sep 14, 2017

Asia's business leaders mull protections migrant workers, including a web site to guard against slavery and a hotline for abuse victims

The Latest: UN chief says ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas

Sep 13, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says ethnic cleansing is taking place in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslim minority and he is urging government authorities to suspend military action and end the violence.

The Latest: Turkey first lady visits Rohingya refugee camp

Sep 7, 2017

Turkey's first lady and foreign minister are visiting Bangladesh to learn why 164,000 ethnic Rohingya Muslims have fled from neighboring Myanmar in the past two weeks

The Latest: UN chief urges Myanmar to give Muslims status

Sep 5, 2017

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says it's crucial that Myanmar's government immediately give Muslims either nationality or legal status so they can lead normal lives and freely move, find jobs, and get an education

Myanmar faces anger from Muslim world over Rohingya plight

Sep 4, 2017

A Nobel laureate and Muslim nations in Asia criticized Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority as thousands in Indonesia and elsewhere staged angry protests against Aung San Suu Kyi and her government.

Indonesia president: Spread wealth, protect diversity

Aug 16, 2017

Indonesia's president vows a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment to protecting diversity after tense months marked by religious tensions

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