Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

Makkah Governor to announce moderation award on Wednesday

:: Makkah Gov. Prince Khalid Al-Faisal will announce the winners of the 2019 moderation award at a press conference at King Abdul Aziz University on Wednesday. The award, in its third year, More »

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

Saudi Arabia wants global community to confront Aramco attackers

:: The Cabinet on Tuesday strongly condemned the attacks on two Saudi Aramco facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s ability to effectively deal with such attacks and their impact. More »

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

UAE’s FM Anwar Gargash says Aramco attacks are dangerous escalation

:: UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Tuesday that the Aramco attacks are a dangerous escalation. Justifying the terrorist attacks on the two oil facilities as a More »

 

Tag Archives: Myanmar

Nearly 40,000 Rohingya fled escalating Myanmar fighting

:: Around 38,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh from neighboring Myanmar, United Nations sources working in Bangladesh’s southern district of Cox’s Bazar said on Friday. The estimate comes a week after Rohingya insurgents attacked police posts and an army base

Top Indian court to hear Rohingya deportation case amid Myanmar violence

:: India’s top court has agreed to hear a plea challenging a government decision to deport all of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the country after fleeing persecution in Myanmar, a lawyer involved in the case said on

Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence face expulsion despite UN appeal

:: Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh from escalating violence in Myanmar face the growing danger of sickness and attempts by the Bangladesh authorities to send them home, despite a United Nations plea that they be allowed to seek shelter. A

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

Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar for Bangladesh

:: Thousands of Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since Myanmar announced a military build-up in Rakhine state earlier this month, community leaders said Wednesday. Rakhine in northern Myanmar has been gripped by violence since October, when militants attacked police posts.

The OIC must now lead the efforts to stop Rohingya persecution

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Azeem Ibrahim :: As the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar is getting worse by the day, we must now acknowledge that the United Nations is failing to enforce the principles of its own 1948 Genocide Convention.

Myanmar sends troops to Rakhine as tension rises

:: Myanmar has sent hundreds of soldiers to beef up security in northwestern Rakhine state after a recent spate of killings, military sources said on Friday, fueling fears of yet more violence and instability in the troubled region. Muslim-majority northern

Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

By : Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi :: There is a verse of a poem written by the great Arab poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi more than a thousand years ago that states that some facts are undeniable. In the present day, this

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

Crackdown on media and semblance of democracy in Myanmar

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

By : Azeem Ibrahim :: Proof, if proof was needed, that Myanmar is still quite some way away from democracy has emerged over the past few days: the army has arrested three local journalists for meeting with ethnic rebels to

Myanmar army plane with 105 on board missing

:: A Myanmar army aircraft with 105 people on board went missing on Wednesday on a flight from a southern town to the city of Yangon, the military and civil aviation officials said. The Chinese-made Y-8 transport plane left the

Suu Kyi’s failure to acknowledge the persecution of Rohingya Muslims

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

By : Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi :: When Aung San Suu Kyi was finally able to collect her Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, the committee’s chairman described how her “firmness of principle” in the struggle for human rights and democracy had

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

Suu Kyi’s silence on ethnic cleansing

Gwynne Dyer

By : Gwynne Dyer :: “I’m just a politician,” Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi told the BBC last week. “I’m no Mother Teresa.” Fair enough: She has a country to run and an army to hold at bay. But

Suu Kyi’s position on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

By : Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi :: In a recent interview with the BBC, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is a Nobel Laureate, denied that there was any ethnic cleansing taking place in her country. She said: “I don’t

Myanmar begins shuttering three Rakhine camps

Thaung Tun

Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine state, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go. Tens of thousands of people from Rakhine’s Muslim and Buddhist communities ended

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

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