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    Trump accused of disrespecting family of slain US soldier

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:25am on October 19, 2017

    US president Donald Trump was snarled in fresh controversy Wednesday after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family...

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    Lawmakers urge US to craft targeted sanctions on Myanmar military

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on October 19, 2017

    More than 40 lawmakers urged the Trump administration on Wednesday to reimpose US travel bans on Myanmar's military leaders and prepare targeted sanctions against those responsible for a crackdown on the country's Rohingya Muslim minority...

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    Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingyas from atrocities: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on October 20, 2017

    Myanmar’s government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said Wednesday....

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    Myanmar has failed to protect Rohingyas from atrocities: UN

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:35am on October 19, 2017

    Myanmar's government has failed to meet its international obligations and protect Rohingya Muslims from the atrocities taking place in Rakhine state, two UN special advisers said Wednesday...

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    Qatar emir says open to dialogue to resolve Gulf crisis

    Reuters . Bogor | Updated at 02:01am on October 19, 2017

    Qatar is ‘open to dialogue’ in resolving a dispute that has seen the Gulf state isolated from its Arab neighbours, its emir said during a visit to Indonesia on Wednesday...

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    Hold Myanmar military accountable: US

    Agencies . Washington/ New York | Updated at 01:01am on October 19, 2017

    US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority...

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    China, Russia’s role important in resolving Rohingya crisis: EU

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:22am on October 19, 2017

    European Union ambassador in Dhaka Rensje Teerink on Wednesday said the role of China and Russia is very important in finding a solution to Rohingya crisis but economic interest apparently made the ‘solution difficult’....

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    No progress on aid, refugee return in UN-Myanmar talks

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:19am on October 19, 2017

    A senior UN official on Tuesday returned empty-handed from five days of talks in Myanmar where he appealed for the safe return of Muslim Rohingyas sheltering in Bangladesh and access for aid workers...

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    Saudi Arabia to vet use of hadith to counter extremism

    Reuters | Updated at 07:02pm on October 18, 2017

      Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, is to monitor interpretations of the Prophet Muhammad's teachings to prevent them being used to justify violence or...

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    World MPs condemn ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:05pm on October 18, 2017

    The global parliamentary community has condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority in the Northern Rakhine state of Myanmar. MPs have called upon...

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