Bangladesh


“Everything Is Gone”: Myanmar Bulldozing Rohingya Villages

Satellite images have revealed that the Myanmar Government is bulldozing villages in the Rakhine State in an enormous operation to demolish evidence of human rights abuses against the ethnic Rohingya minority. Human Rights Watch said that at least 55 villages have been erased since late 2017, after nearly 700,000 Rohingya […]


US Diplomat Quits Myanmar Rohingya Panel, Calling It A “Whitewash”

Former Clinton administration cabinet member and veteran US diplomat, Bill Richardson, has resigned from the international panel established by Aung San Suu Kyi to advise on the Rohingya crisis. He quit as the ten-member advisory board was making its first visit to the western Rakhine State, from where over 650,000 […]


Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Prays For Peace In Israel

Pope Francis has used his annual Christmas Day message to pray for peace in Israel via a two-state solution. The Pope gave his traditional ‘Urbi et Orbi’ (to the city and to the world) speech in St Peter’s Square, urging that religious differences be set aside when he claimed “we see Jesus […]


The Way We Treat Borders: A Legal And Moral Battle

On 4 December, the United States Supreme Court held that the travel ban, as revised in September, could be enforced while legal challenges are carried out through the lower courts. This comes nearly a year after the first plans to bar certain nationalities entry into the US were unveiled, the […]


Women And War: Lessons From The Brutality Of India’s Partition

As India and Pakistan mark the 70th anniversary of partition this year, the violent legacy of the period continues to enflame relations between the two nations. What was then seen as a battle over land caused by religious differences after independence, also became a battle over women’s ‘honour’ – an […]


U.S. Calls Violence In Burma ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

On November 22nd, 2017, the United States officially declared military violence against the Rohingya group in Burma (also known as Myanmar) to be an ethnic cleansing. This official declaration from the U.S. comes six days after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to this sovereign Southeast Asian state. The Los […]


UN: Immediate Action Needed As Rohingya Crisis Intensifies

More funds and aid are needed as the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar intensifies, a new UN report warns. The report, which was published last Friday, focused on the mass exodus of innocent civilians fleeing Myanmar into the neighbouring country Bangladesh. Since recent weeks, more than half a million people have […]