Boris Johnson describes 'sheer devastation' of burned out Rohingya villages

2 ethnic militias sign up for Myanmar peace talks

Global attention has focused on the plight of some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims forced out of western Myanmar into Bangladesh by a violent military campaign.

She has been much maligned internationally for a perceived failure to speak up on behalf of the Rohingya but her stance has proved popular domestically.

Almost 690,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state and crossed into southern Bangladesh since August, when attacks on security posts by insurgents triggered a military crackdown that the United Nations has said may amount to genocide.

Doctors Without Borders estimates at least 6,700 Rohingya died in the first month of the violence that sparked the outpouring of refugees.

Earlier on February 5, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) said the possible "acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing" by the Myanmar army against the Rohingyas could incite a religious conflict in the South Asian region.

Discussed importance of Burmese authorities in carrying out full & independent investigation into the violence in #Rakhine & urgent need to create the right conditions for #Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Rakhine.

Teck Resources down despite better profit in Q4
CIBC started coverage on Teck Resources in a report on Friday, November 17th. 3 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. Stocks with high EPS growth rates compared with year-ago levels suggest a company has products or services in strong demand.

Fresh reports of mass graves in Rakhine - and the arrest of two Reuters journalists investigating an alleged massacre - have heaped new pressure on Suu Kyi to condemn the army, who she is in a delicate power-sharing arrangement with. But the Nobel laureate has refused to change tack.

Shahriar Alam, a foreign affairs minister, said the government signed the deal so the country could not be accused of returning anyone from the Muslim minority against their will.

Hundreds and hundreds of villages torched.

Ending near-perpetual civil war has been Suu Kyi's stated top priority, but the Buddhist-majority country has seen the worst fighting with rebels in years since she took office nearly two years ago.

Johnson will next visit Thailand, as well as meeting with the leader of the Rakhine State Advisory Commission on Implementation Committee for Suggestion on Rakhine State.

The panel was thrown into the spotlight in January after veteran U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson published a withering resignation letter saying he could not in "good conscience" sit on a board he feared would only "whitewash" the crisis.

Related News:



Most liked

Cape Town's 'Day Zero' delayed as drought declared 'national disaster'
Earlier this year the government called on citizens to limit their water usage to 50 litres per day. A five-minute shower uses around 45 litres.

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke extends contract until 2022
German giants Borussia Dortmund are reportedly keen on discussing a permanent move for on-loan Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi. Watzke has suggested the club will try to do exactly that, but admits a deal could be hard .

With Yu Darvish signing, National League tilts in Cubs' favor
Jose Quintana should feel more comfortable as a Cub heading into spring training after last summer's trade from the White Sox. If Arrieta's market continues to sink, maybe something in the range of a three-year, $80M deal could work with the Phillies .

Kuwait condemns Philippine president's call to evacuate workers
Those interviewed by Arab News, majority household workers, said they went to Kuwait to provide a better life for their families. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a meeting in Kuwait of the global coalition against Islamic State.

Alvaro Morata Believes Chelsea Will Find It Impossible To Stop Lionel Messi
Alvaro Morata has provided some very interesting news ahead of Chelsea's clash with West Brom on Monday night. If you ask me, he needs a month, a day, two months, the rest of the season.

Verizon to Lock Down Phones for Limited Time to 'Combat Theft'
It will then lock new smartphones to its network for an unspecified time before allowing customers to unlock them. As the publication noted, most USA carriers do keep their phones locked to their service for a period of time.

Smashing Pumpkins reportedly tried to include ex-bassist in reunion
The band's statement concluded with well wishes for Wretzky . "Not in this lifetime". "There's so much ugliness", Wretzky said. The band doesn't know that, nobody knows that. "That was apparently the plan all along", she says.

4-Year-Old SC Girl Missing, Police Looking For Her
SLED issued a be-on-the-lookout to law enforcement agencies Tuesday night according to an official with the department. Police said Todd's mother was taken to a local hospital, but did not offer any further details.

Commonwealth Games organisers 'gutted' after 14000 incorrect tickets sent
Tickets have started to be sent to spectators, with the Ceremony in the Australian city scheduled to take place on April 4. There will be boosted security at Gold Coast Airport with Border Force officers patrolling the facility during the Games.

Khloé Kardashian Reveals How She Knew Tristan Thompson Was 'The One'!
She posted a photo of her and Thompson's hands around her growing baby bump. I have never felt so comfortable or so safe with someone.

Sam's Club consolidates its membership structure and plans to offer free shipping
The retailer also is lowering membership for additional Club memberships to $40, it stated. More: See if your Sam's Club is closing.

Free Presidents' Day screening : Get Out
It's definitely a film that plays better with an audience. "Believe me, " Get Out " is a movie best seen in theaters". All screenings start at 7 p.m., and it's recommended you get their early.

Warring Matabele ant soldiers 'retrive injured from battlefield'
For the purposes of the study, the researchers conducted some experiments in the field, ones that included severely injured ants. To study the insects more closely, the researchers moved six colonies into artificial nests at the national park's research lab.

Donald Trump Jr. Attacks Olympian Adam Rippon On Twitter
Donald Trump Jr . used Twitter to launch an unprovoked attack on U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon on Tuesday night.

Susan Rice Email: Obama Met With FBI/DOJ About Russia, Discussed Steele Dossier
The partially unclassified email appears to detail a meeting that took place on January 5, 2017, two weeks before Trump's inauguration.