Human Welfare

Myanmar minister hopes to visit Rohingya in refugee camps

Apr 5, 2018

The Myanmar state minister overseeing the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh says he hopes to talk to them when he visits this month

Singapore court imposes hefty fines for Airbnb rentals

Apr 4, 2018

A court in Singapore has fined two men for breaching laws banning short-term rentals by renting out condominium units through online services such as Airbnb, Craigslist and HomeAway

Advisory board applauds plans for Myanmar visit to refugees

Apr 4, 2018

An advisory board appointed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has applauded Bangladesh's agreement to let a Myanmar state minister visit border refugee camps to which hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya have fled

Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees

Apr 3, 2018

Malaysian authorities have intercepted a boat carrying 56 people believed to be Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar, and brought the vessel and its passengers to shore

Malaysia set to intercept boat said to be carrying Rohingya

Apr 2, 2018

An expert on the plight of Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority says the sighting of boat people said to be seeking refuge in Malaysia does not portend a new exodus by sea, as Malaysia says it has stepped up patrols to intercept the vessel

Thais help boat with presumed Rohingya refugees back to sea

Apr 1, 2018

A boat with 56 people claiming to be Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar has been helped back to sea by Thai fishermen and navy craft after being damaged in a storm and stopping temporarily in southern Thailand

Myanmar soldiers accused of killing 2 Kachin civilians

Mar 9, 2018

Community leader in Myanmar's Kachin State says the bodies of two civilians last seen in the custody of soldiers have been found in a shallow grave

UN official: Myanmar violence precludes return of Rohingya

Mar 6, 2018

The senior U.N. official for human rights says it is impossible to safely send Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh back to Myanmar because widespread and systematic violence appears to be continuing against them in Myanmar

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

Feb 20, 2018

A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father

Rights groups want probe of civilians held by Myanmar army

Feb 20, 2018

Rights groups are urging authorities in Myanmar to investigate and release information about two ethnic Kachin civilians believed to be held by soldiers in the country's north, where fighting has raged between government forces and armed Kachin rebels