The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said Wednesday it was rescinding a major human rights award it gave Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in 2012, for her failure to act against her country's persecution of its Rohingya minority. In a letter sent Tuesday to Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, the
2017 was a tumultuous year on the global stage as world leaders confronted a morphing U.S. role in international affairs and crises across the world. President Donald Trump projected a policy of "America First" as he ceded the United States' leadership on climate change, blasted international
The Myanmar military and advocates use platform to get the news out about crisis.
Since August, the UN says 625,000 Rohingya have fled northern Rakhine state in Myanmar.
At 5 a.m., a group of 50 Rohingya appear on the shores of Bangladesh, like ghostly figures. Fleeing brutal oppression in Myanmar, they come in search of safety and shelter on Bangladesh's shore. It's a heartbreaking scene. The Rohingya have been traveling by boat from Myanmar since 2 a.m. and they
After much speculation, Pope Francis did not use the word " Rohingya " in a speech Tuesday in Myanmar, instead emphasizing religious tolerance amid the country’s ongoing crackdown on the Muslim minority, which has included mass shootings, systemic rape and the burning of villages by the armed
We turn next here, our reporting on the rohingya people. One of the most persecuted minorities on Earth. Escaping the violence in Myanmar. Pope Francis is visiting Myanmar, being very careful with his words, but sending a message. ABC's James Longman, traveling with the pope. Reporter: Pope Francis
Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar 's largest city, Yangon, today to cheers from groups of children waving Vatican flags and singing "Viva Papa!" It was a happy, warm welcome for the first ever papal visit to Myanmar. But Pope Francis's trip will be dominated by how to address the country’s ongoing
Pope Francis is heading to the site of one of the world's most intense crises. The pontiff will arrive Monday in Myanmar where a military crackdown on the country's Muslim Rohingya has caused international outrage. Mass rapes, shootings and the burning of entire villages since the operation began
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic cleansing for the first time today. Tillerson did not use the term during his brief visit to Myanmar's capital, Naypyidaw, on Nov. 15, deciding only after visiting and