Australia and its ASEAN neighbours vowed to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea Sunday at a summit where the "complex" Rohingya crisis took centre stage.
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The "politics of demonization" provided fertile ground for human rights abuses in 2017, exemplified by the response of Europe and Donald Trump's US to the refugee crisis, rights group Amnesty international said Thursday.
Myanmar has seized 30 million meth pills along with more than two tonnes of "ice" and heroin in a record bust, the government said Thursday, as drugs pour from labs in lawless border regions.
Pope Francis's embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier he chose not to publicly air their plight.
Pope Francis urged respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any mention of the Rohingya or the alleged ethnic cleansing that has driven huge numbers of the Muslim minority from the…
From the courtyard of a Catholic girls' school outside Bangkok, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori is eagerly awaiting a visit to the region from her second cousin -- Pope Francis.
Sen Leila de Lima accused Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano’s of double speak in justifying the Philippine’s “no” vote in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly committee draft resolution on the human rights…
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time Thursday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.