WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.’s new human rights envoy for Burma has described conditions as deplorable in camps for persons displaced by sectarian strife, and warned that the country’s human rights situation may be backsliding despite progress under three years of elected government.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Burma to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule.
The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma’s Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.
Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:47PM UTC
Philippines: Death toll rises to 24 after extremists attack villagers
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 4:45PM UTC
US lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 3:24PM UTC
US: Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 11:06AM UTC
Sewol ferry survivors: We were told to stay on sinking ship
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:36AM UTC
Japan to step up sanctions against Russia amid Ukraine unrest
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 7:17PM UTC