“What’s happening in Myanmar can be dressed up as counter-insurgency campaign, but in design and purpose, it’s a pogrom and has popular support”; these words by Francis Wade, the author of a book about violence against the Rohingya, clearly shows the emergent condition in Myanmar’s western state. Keep Reading
According to the reports, the Rohingyas — including women and children — have been killed and physically tortured. According to the European Rohingya Council (ERC), 3,000 Rohingyas have been killed within three days between 25 and 27 August, 2017. Their villages have been burned to the ground. The military claimed that this was an effort to eliminate terrorism. Keep Reading
In his weekly address, President Donald J. Trump talked about his first foreign trip and noted that many Muslim leaders “have expressed growing concern about terrorism, the spread of radicalization, and Iran’s role in funding both.”
According to reports, Japan has dispatched its biggest warship since World War II to guard and escort a U.S. supply vessel. The mission, which comes amid rising tensions over North Korea, is performed under Japan’s expanded security law that came into force March last year. Under this law, Japan has the right to aid an alley under attack and expand its SDF activities overseas.
President Donald Trump did not rule out the possibility of military action against North Korea, if the country pursues its nuclear weapons program.
In an interview with CBS News’s John Dickerson Trump said he would not be pleased if North Korea takes that step.
In response to unrest in the predominantly Muslim portions of far western China, Beijing has banned baby names that refer to the name of the prophet of Islam.
As President Donald Trump is approaching the 100-day benchmark in the White House, his approval rating has hit a historical low of 42 percent. Twelve of his predecessors averaged 61-percent at this point, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll showed.
An average of 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s performance as president, while 53 percent disapprove. Past presidents’ ratings averaged 69 percent approval and 19 percent disapproval by their 100th day in office, the poll shows.
North Korea says it has the military power to sink an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that is approaching waters off the Korean Peninsula in “one strike.”
The US has deployed a strike group, including the large USS Carl Vinson carrier, to the Korean Peninsula in what is intended to be a show of force amid North Korea’s advancing missile and military nuclear programs.
The US carrier will reach the peninsula by the end of April, according to US defense officials.
Thousands joined the first-ever March for Science in the US capital, despite the rain. Thousands of scientists have taken part in demonstrations around the world in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts. Photographs by Charlie Northcott.