Tillerson in Myanmar for Suu Kyi talks amid Rohingya crisis


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Myanmar on Wednesday to meet with leader Aung San Suu Kyi amid a crisis in the country’s west that has seen hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya flee to Bangladesh. Suu Kyi’s office confirmed that Tillerson would meet with her during his …

Tillerson to meet Myanmar military supremo in bid to ease Rohingya crisis

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused of atrocities against ethnic Muslim Rohingya during an operation that drove more than 600,000 to flee to Bangladesh. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends …

Rohingya crisis: Tillerson says US holds Myanmar military responsible for violent crackdown

Posted October 19, 2017 05:51:21 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States holds Myanmar’s military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Key points:Mr Tillerson said the US was “extraordinarily concerned” by the situation in MyanmarHe called on security forces to allow independent …

Foreign Investors Jittery Amid Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

Western companies have been slow to exploit opportunities in Myanmar, especially as the Rohingya crisis worsens. By Yigal Chazan for The DiplomatOctober 21, 2017The Rohingya refugee crisis and the threat of sanctions could deal a blow to Myanmar’s efforts to attract Western investment, possibly pushing the country further into China’s …

Tillerson urges Myanmar army chief to help end Rohingya violence

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar’s army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the US State Department said in a statement. Mr Tillerson urged the army chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, to support the Myanmar government in ending the violence and allowing the …

Tillerson in Myanmar to press Suu Kyi and army on Rohingya

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s one-day stop in the capital Naypyidaw comes as global outrage builds over an army crackdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya out of the mainly Buddhist country since late August. While Myanmar’s military insists it has only targeted Rohingya rebels, refugees massing in grim …

Tillerson to press Myanmar army chief to halt violence so Rohingya can return

YANGON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will stress the need to halt violence and stabilize Rakhine State when he meets the head of Myanmar’s military on Wednesday in a bid to ease the Rohingya refugee crisis, a senior State Department official said. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims …

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UN ‘on full alert’ for new exodus

Myanmar Rohingya crisis: UN ‘on full alert’ for new exodus  BBC NewsPope to meet top Buddhist monks in Myanmar, address military  ReutersCeasefire in Myanmar ends amid allegations of government-initiated ethnic cleansing  Business InsiderWest edges towards punishing Myanmar army leaders over Rohingya crisis  Times of OmanFull coverage