Around the globe, the outbreak of the new coronavirus continues to impact the lives of people, forcing governments to take measures unprecedented in peacetime.
At least 14 people drowned and dozens more were unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early Tuesday, officials say.
A leading global telecoms operator says Myanmar has imposed an internet shutdown in the country’s western states of Rakhine and Chin, amid renewed violence and a few months after it partially lifted that same restriction.
There is growing indignation in several African countries that have been the target of Washington's latest travel ban, with activists and rights groups complaining that the administration of President Donald Trump is pursuing a xenophobic and racist political agenda.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Myanmar to do everything in its power to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, where state-sponsored violence has prevailed in recent years.
Bangladesh has controversial plans to forcefully accommodate 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees on a flood-prone island, while more than 750,000 people are currently living in irregular, unsanitary, and crowded camps.
The Gambia says the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will announce its decision next week on a request to impose emergency measures on Myanmar over genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar authorities have taken to court a group of Rohinyga Muslims, including children, on allegations of illegally travelling without proper documents, as they were trying to flee persecution in the remote western Rakhine State.
Lawyers seeking to halt an ongoing genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have strongly denounced Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense of her country’s armed forces, saying the fallen pro-democracy icon chose to ignore “unspeakable” acts committed against civilians.
A court in Myanmar has begun the trial of about 100 Rohingya Muslims arrested for attempting to flee persecution, the defendants’ lawyers say.