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China to help resolve Rohingya crisis, says Bangladesh

China to help resolve Rohingya crisis, says Bangladesh

China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said yesterday, following meetings with Beijing’s top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees. More than 600,000 Rohingya are languishing in Bangladeshi refugee camps after fleeing a brutal Myanmar army campaign launched in late August. The […]

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Rohingya Crisis: Najib’s efforts bear fruit – Anifah

Rohingya Crisis: Najib’s efforts bear fruit – Anifah

Putrajaya – The efforts of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to champion the Rohingya issue on the international stage has beginning to bear fruit as Myanmar is taking measures to resolve the crisis. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman said Malaysia was satisfied with the assurance given by National Advisor, Aung San Suu […]

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Real roll over Las Palmas to calm crisis talk

Real roll over Las Palmas to calm crisis talk

Madrid – Real Madrid quietened crisis talk after back-to-back defeats as Marco Asensio added to his collection of wonder strikes in a 3-0 victory over Las Palmas at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Victory cuts third-placed Real’s deficit on Barcelona at the top of La Liga back to eight points. However, it was another off […]

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Real suffers shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona amid Catalan crisis

Real suffers shock defeat to Liga minnows Girona amid Catalan crisis

Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday. Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco’s opener for Madrid as Real fell eight points behind La […]

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Tillerson calls Myanmar army chief over Rohingya crisis

Tillerson calls Myanmar army chief over Rohingya crisis

Washington – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged Myanmar’s army chief Thursday to help end the violence in Rakhine state that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee. In a phone call with Min Aung Hlaing, Tillerson expressed “concern about the continuing humanitarian crisis and reported atrocities in Rakhine”, according to […]

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Barca travel to Madrid amid Catalan crisis

Barca travel to Madrid amid Catalan crisis

Madrid – The biggest game of the La Liga season so far is shrouded in political tension as Barcelona visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in their first trip to the Spanish capital since a Catalan independence referendum marred by violence. Barca played their last match behind closed doors as the October 1 referendum, deemed illegal […]

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Spain to hold crisis talks after Catalan independence ‘suspended’

Spain to hold crisis talks after Catalan independence ‘suspended’

Spain’s government prepared to hold crisis talks on Wednesday after Catalan leaders signed a suspended declaration of independence and called for negotiations with Madrid. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will chair an emergency cabinet meeting in response to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont’s announcement on Tuesday that he had accepted “the mandate of the people for Catalonia […]

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White House ‘deeply troubled’ by Rohingya crisis

White House ‘deeply troubled’ by Rohingya crisis

Washington – The White House condemned Monday an upsurge in violence in Myanmar that has sent 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh, saying it was concerned by violence on both sides. “The United States is deeply troubled by the ongoing crisis in (Myanmar),” said Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, condemning attacks on Myanmar military […]

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Worried UN chief says N.Korea crisis is worst ‘in years’

Worried UN chief says N.Korea crisis is worst ‘in years’

Paris – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in an interview published Sunday, said the showdown over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme was the world’s worst crisis “in years” and had left him deeply worried. “To date, we have had wars which have been initiated after a well thought-out decision,” Guterres said in an interview […]

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Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Yangon – Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and mainly Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority. Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh in the past 10 days following an uptick […]

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