‘Historic exodus’ from Myanmar: US gives $32M for Rohingya
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States will contribute nearly $32 million in humanitarian aid to help Rohingya Muslim refugees, the State Department said Wednesday, in the Trump administration's first major response to the mass exodus from Myanmar.
Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time.
AP Explains: What’s behind Rohingya exodus from Myanmar
Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims have been called the world's most persecuted minority, a people without a country.
In the last two weeks, in numbers estimated to be nearing 300,000, Rohingya have been fleeing for their lives into already-crowded refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
It is the third such mass exodus in four decades. A look at what's behind it.
Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi on Myanmar refugee crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone Tuesday with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group.
It was believed to be the first time Tillerson has spoken to Suu Kyi since he took office in February.