TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) – The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get
City authorities are boosting security throughout the transit network as New Yorkers return to the city’s crowded subway system days after the failed terror attack. While many commuters continue to feel uneasy following the attempted bombing, teams of police armed with rifles are keeping a watchful eye over the nation’s busiest public transportation system.
Four police officers receive praise for their courageous efforts to stop the New York City pipe bomb suspect. On Monday, officials described the men as heroes, saying they potentially saved the lives of many people. This comes after the Port Authority police officers ran towards the source of the explosion, navigating a passageway full of smoke and debris.
The U.N. says close to 1500 Rohingya refugees are arriving in Bangladesh each week. At a press conference Thursday, officials from the United Nations Human Rights Commission stressed that returning refugees to Myanmar is not safe or sustainable.
By Damir Sagolj
By Serajul Quadir
GENEVA (Reuters) – Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalizing terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of safe and voluntary return of
By Tom Allard and Ruma Paul
DHAKA (Reuters) – Pope Francis landed in Bangladesh on Thursday after a diplomatically sensitive trip to neighboring Myanmar, where he made no direct reference to the plight of Rohingya Muslims who