Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

Cabinet welcomes Saudi-Bahrain Coordinating Council

:: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday thanked foreign leaders, officials, envoys and citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, brother of King Salman. Chaired by the More »

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

 

Tag Archives: AUNG SAN SUU KYI

Suu Kyi award revoked in protest against her handling of violence against Rohingya

:: Dublin councilors on Wednesday voted to revoke an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to protest her handling of violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, Irish media reported. The vast majority of councilors backed the

The politicization of the Nobel Prize

Sigurd Neubauer

By : Sigurd Neubauer :: Every October, the Norwegian Nobel Institute announces the winner of the annual Nobel Peace Prize. Among some of the worthy recipients include Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in 2016, “for his resolute efforts to bring

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi portrait

Aung San Suu Kyi

:: The Oxford University college where Aung San Suu Kyi studied said Saturday it had taken down a portrait of the Myanmar leader, a decision that follows widespread criticism of her over the Rohingya crisis. The portrait, which was on

Suu Kyi says Myanmar does not fear ‘international scrutiny’ over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi

:: Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she “feels deeply” for the suffering of “all people” caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state, her first comments on a crisis that also mentioned Muslims displaced by violence. “We are concerned

What Aung San Suu Kyi needs to do now

Syed Munir Khasru

By : Syed Munir Khasru :: Myanmar is in crisis. Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state are under attack by the military and Buddhist militants, and many have fled for their lives. This escalating conflict is threatening to undermine Myanmar’s democratic

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly amid Rohingya crisis

:: Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York, a party spokesman said

Myanmar faces mounting pressure over Rohingya refugee exodus

:: Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent more than 300,000 Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for the protection of civilians and Bangladesh seeking international help to handle the crisis. The

Big oil, failed democracy and the world’s shame in Myanmar

Ramzy Baroud

By : Ramzy Baroud :: Aung San Suu Kyi, the “great humanitarian,” seems to have run out of integrity as the UN finally confirms that what is happening to the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar is ethnic cleansing. Suu Kyi has

Myanmar leader under pressure as 125,000 Rohingya Muslims flee violence

:: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims after nearly 125,000 of them fled to Bangladesh. Indonesian foreign minister met

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi

:: Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the plight of its Rohingya Muslim minority. Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh in

Indonesian envoy to urge Myanmar to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims

:: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has sent his foreign minister to Myanmar to urge its government to halt violence against Rohingya Muslims, he said on Sunday after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta. Jakarta police

Pope laments “persecutions” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

:: Pope Francis is decrying persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and praying they receive “full rights.” The pontiff said on Sunday there was “sad news about the persecution of the religious minority of our Rohingya brothers.” Thousands of Rohingya

The UN is failing Myanmar’s most vulnerable

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Azeem Ibrahim :: Myanmar is a difficult country to work with. While finally emerging out of half a century of self-imposed isolation to the world stage it remains stuck in many of its old habits, habits that are

Pope’s meeting with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi leads to diplomatic ties

:: The Vatican and Myanmar established full diplomatic relations on Thursday, minutes after Pope Francis met with the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The surprise move means that the Vatican will have much more diplomatic influence in Myanmar, which

Suu Kyi rejects UN Myanmar probe

Aung San Suu Kyi

:: Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday rejected a decision by the UN’s rights council to investigate allegations of crimes by Myanmar’s security forces against minority Rohingya Muslims. The UN body agreed in March to dispatch a fact-finding mission to

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says no ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the BBC reported on Wednesday. “I don’t think there is ethnic cleaning going on,” Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi’s new govt faces first test at Myanmar by-elections

Aung San Suu Kyi’s government faced its first test at the ballot box on Saturday in by-elections around Myanmar seen as a barometer for growing disillusionment with her party’s first year in power. The euphoria that surrounded the democracy icon’s

Rohingya rebel leader challenges Myanmar’s Suu Kyi, vows to fight on

The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Myanmar’s security forces said on Friday his group would keep fighting “even if a million die” unless the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took action to protect the religious minority. Attacks

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