(RNS) — More than 125 members of the minority Ahmadi Muslim sect spent the day on Capitol Hill lending their voices on behalf of beleaguered Uighur Muslims.
(RNS) — Among the 17,500 Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar, a small band has landed in near Kolkata where they can observe the holiday ending the holy month of Ramadan with a semblance of security and the flavors of home.
(AP) — A Rohingya Muslim man among a group of 76 rescued in a wooden boat in Indonesian waters says they were at sea for nine days after leaving Myanmar, where the minority group faces intense persecution, and were hoping to reach Malaysia.
(AP) — Human rights groups say Myanmar's government is destroying crucial evidence of mass atrocities against the nation's ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority.
(AP) Don't let freedom be corroded by consumerism and 'the overpowering waves of empty chatter,' Pope Francis urged.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (RNS) — Bangladesh is the second and final leg of one of the most politically fraught trips of Francis' papacy, where his outspoken concern for refugees has been tempered by sensitivities on the ground.
(RNS) — Pope Francis was faced with a terrible dilemma: Be prophetic and put at risk Christians in Myanmar, or be silent and compromise his moral authority. He chose neither.
(RNS) — Next week Pope Francis will visit Myanmar, where he risks either compromising his moral authority or putting in danger the Christians of that country. I have great admiration for the pope and his abilities, but someone should have talked him out of making this visit.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The issue also is sensitive because President Trump will make his first official trip to Asia next month and hasn't spoken about the crisis.
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The crisis has drawn global condemnation, with U.N. officials demanding Myanmar halt what they described as a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has driven some 400,000 Rohingya to flee Rakhine state.
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Ethnic violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state forced at least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.
(Reuters) Myanmar's government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has denied most of the claims, and is blocking entry to a U.N. fact-finding mission tasked with looking into the allegations.
YANGON, Myanmar (RNS) “It’s not enough to complain about content. That just removes the bad stuff after you already saw it,” said Matt Schissler, an adviser to the civil society group Paung Ku.
SITTWE, Myanmar (RNS) As Myanmar steps into the spotlight this week, the worsening plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority is casting a shadow over the country's hopes for democratic reforms.
"Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, continues to experience the violent persecution of its minority population of Rohingya Muslims. Muslims are being attacked by mobs of extremist Buddhist factions, despite Buddhist principles of nonviolence."