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  • UN envoy raises alarm on abuses against Rohingya 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:46 am
  • 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.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • 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.

  • UN concerned Rohingya excluded from Myanmar census 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:11 am
  • SITTWE, Myanmar - The first thing Khalid was asked when census workers entered his home in Myanmar's troubled state of Rakhine was his ethnicity. In a clear, confident voice, the father of eight responded "Rohingya." The workers, most of them school teachers, said thank you, turned around and left.

  • Aid groups see dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:13 am
  • 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.

  • Myanmar's 1st census in decades bars name Rohingya 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 11:11 pm
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Enumerators fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday for a census that has been widely criticized for stoking religious and ethnic tensions, after the government denied members of a long-persecuted Muslim minority the right to identify themselves as "Rohingya."

  • Michelle Obama's China trip takes on Tibetan theme 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:55 am
  • BEIJING - Michelle Obama ended her weeklong trip to China on Wednesday with a Tibetan theme, having lunch in a Tibetan restaurant, meeting students who presented her with a Tibetan silk scarf and tapping Tibetan prayer wheels.

  • Emory Univ. receives $1M grant for Tibet effort 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:19 am
  • ATLANTA - A trust founded by the Dalai Lama has awarded $1 million to support the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative at Emory University.

  • Dalai Lama to visit Birmingham in October 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 4:34 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Dalai Lama will visit Birmingham this fall.