- US envoy urges Myanmar to help aid groups return Updated: Apr-10-14 9:13 am
- UN envoy raises alarm on abuses against Rohingya Updated: Apr-08-14 10:46 am
- US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
- Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination Updated: Apr-03-14 11:08 pm
- Top UN officials see severe hunger in South Sudan Updated: Apr-02-14 11:34 am
- Aid groups see dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar Updated: Apr-01-14 7:13 am
- South Sudan peace talks resume, UN warns of crisis Updated: Mar-25-14 3:28 pm
- UN chief says both sides block aid to Syrians Updated: Mar-24-14 8:29 pm
YANGON, Myanmar - As Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar face acute shortages of water, food and medical care, a visiting U.S. State Department official urged the government to work quickly to facilitate the return of aid groups, saying the word was watching.
YANGON, Myanmar - Severe shortages of food, water and medical care for Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar are part of a long history of persecution against the religious minority that could amount to "crimes against humanity," a U.N. human rights envoy said, an allegation denied by the government.
WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.
HONOLULU - Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia's recent annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, U.S. officials said Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.
NYAL, South Sudan - Desperate South Sudan villagers, fleeing fighting across the country, are eating grass and roots to survive as the World Food Program starts costly air drops of food to northern parts of the country.
YANGON, Myanmar - International relief organizations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say it will be almost impossible to return without strong diplomatic pressure on the government to depoliticize the distribution of aid: Until then, they say, the lives of more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in overcrowded, dirty camps will be at even greater risk.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Peace talks between South Sudan's two warring factions resumed in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Tuesday, as the United Nations warned of "the potential for a catastrophic situation" for millions in need of food and other aid.
UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed the Syrian government and opposition Monday for escalating violence and blocking aid to millions in desperate need of help, despite pledges from both sides to comply with a Security Council resolution demanding immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid.