Myanmar denies access to United Nations investigator

refugee child is given
food supplies at the
Balukhali camp near
Cox’s Bazar Bangladesh
and Zeid Ra’ad

About 650,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Rakhine state and sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh in recent months after a violent crackdown there by Myanmar security forces in response to attacks by militants.

Till now, more than six lakh Rohingyas have fled Myanmar and have taken shelter in Bangladesh.

Hundreds of Rohingya were systematically killed and raped in the Rakhine village of Tula Toli as security forces trapped people along a riverbank in late August, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday.

Myanmar criticised her statement as biased and unfair.

Not only the US Government, but the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees too termed the violence against Rohingyas as "ethnic cleansing".

Delwar Hossain, director of the East Asia Study Center of Dhaka University, told The Wire that the Myanmar government has been trying to strong-arm Bangladesh into accepting an unacceptable and damaging status quo.

Yanghee Lee had been due to visit in January to review Myanmar's human rights, including alleged attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.

Amnesty International called Myanmar's decision to ban Lee "outrageous".

White House doctor says Trump aced cognitive test
The doctor also said he administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA ), at Trump's request, and the president aced it. Donald Trump could have lived to 200 if he gave up his beloved cheeseburgers, the White House presidential physician joked .

"We have seen that some United Nations officials had given their comments and opinions on Myanmar even before they visited", he said.

The list also included former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, accused of human rights abuses and corruption, and Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, accused of using his friendship with Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila to secure sweetheart mining deals. "And I'm sure the world has to find a way to make it work", she said. "If they want to do a blessing this is the best place, if they want to serve their religion this is the best place", the prime minister said.

"Refusing to collaborate with her means the current government is doing the same as military governments did in the past", Aung Myo Min said, referring to the 50 years when an army junta ruled the country following a coup in 1962.

Speaking from one of the refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, the 24-year-old said she witnessed her husband and father-in-law being killed.

Tillerson said the sanctions would help ensure the security of the US and its allies and shows America's commitment to protecting human rights and fighting corruption.

Activists admit that it is the right of Rohingyas to return to their homeland, however, warn both the Bangladesh and Myanmar governments not to take any hasty steps in regard to the repatriation of refugees as the situation in the Rakhine State is still not conducive.

Most people in Myanmar describe the Muslims in Rakhine as interlopers from Bangladesh and not one of the country's ethnic groups, despite their having lived in the area for generations.

Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has faced fierce global criticism for failing to do more to protect the Rohingya.


  • Bayeux tapestry to be displayed in United Kingdom  for the first time ever

    Bayeux tapestry to be displayed in United Kingdom for the first time ever

    Britain will also reportedly offer helicopters to help with French efforts to fight Islamist militants in northern Africa. The UK Government is understood to be looking at whether the gesture could be part of a wider exchange of artefacts.

    A Fresh Look At Colony NorthStar, Inc. (NYSE:CLNS)

    The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website . The company's shares were given away at $12.09 per share worth to an income of some $26,911,240 on account of Hamamoto David T.
    Girl from viral photo with sick grandfather passes away

    Girl from viral photo with sick grandfather passes away

    Braylynn Lawhon captured the world's hearts when a picture of her granddad Sean Peterson crying at her bedside went viral. Braylynn's mother Ally Parker wrote on Facebook, "In a few days I will have to bury this lovely little girl.
  • China Lodging Group (NASDAQ:HTHT) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub

    Its down 0.40, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. 617.24 million shares or 0.04% less from 617.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. BidaskClub raised China Lodging Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd.
    Dead as Turkish Military Training Plane Crashes

    Dead as Turkish Military Training Plane Crashes

    According to Turkey's media, this plane type now serves for Turkish air force in large scale but has crashed three times before. The private Dogan News Agency said the CASA-type Turkish air force cargo plane went down near the town of Yalvac.

    Ford doubles down on EVs; 16 all-electric models by 2022

    At this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit , the company pledged an $11 billion investment in EVs by 2022. It said that including that extra payout, it expects to distribute about US$3.1 billion in dividends for all of this year.
  • Gene Steratore Named Super Bowl LII Referee

    Gene Steratore Named Super Bowl LII Referee

    We don't know which teams will be playing in Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on February 4, but we do know who will be running the officiating crew.
    Tourism alert: Indian Ocean Cyclone Warning for Reunion and Mauritius

    Tourism alert: Indian Ocean Cyclone Warning for Reunion and Mauritius

    Please note that for safety reason, the airport in Mauritius is closed and all flights have been canceled for today. Gusts hitting 120 km/h could hit by Wednesday evening, and authorities has closed the airport until further notice.
    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Florida Sheriffs announce public safety efforts

    US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Florida Sheriffs announce public safety efforts

    He said that if local politicians "don't want to protect their communities, then ICE will", the report said. It will expand to the rest of Florida and after that, to the rest of the U.S.
  • Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) Bond Prices Rise 0.8%

    Of those transactions, there were 367,654 shares of TRGP bought and 192,758 shares sold. (NYSE:TRGP) for 19.30 million shares. The funds in our partner's database now own: 182.82 million shares, up from 182.63 million shares in 2017Q2. (NYSE:TRGP).
    CAS to start Russia Olympic doping appeals

    CAS to start Russia Olympic doping appeals

    Verdicts are expected by Friday, Feb. 2, one week before the Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony in South Korea. The IOC banned Russian Federation from competing at the forthcoming Games, in December.

    Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.20

    Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has risen 19.40% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:MO) for 204,600 shares. Evercore Wealth Ltd Liability Corp holds 63,812 shares. 1,150 are owned by Marble Harbor Inv Counsel Ltd Liability.


Latest news

Walmart Will Host Free Health Screenings
Don't cancel your next doctor's appointment, but area Walmart stores are providing free health screenings Saturday. NOTE: All Columbia Supercenter locations will have the screenings plus the virtual reality smoking cessation.

Simon Property Group Inc (SPG) CAO Sells $106780.95 in Stock
Moreover, Ubs Oconnor Ltd Co has 0.04% invested in Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) for 32,863 shares. (NYSE:SPG) for 386 shares. Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Llc invested in 81 shares. 579,829 are owned by Aqr Capital Management Limited Liability Company.

Rupert Murdoch Injures Back in Yachting Accident
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is home recuperating from a back injury suffered in a sailing accident, according to a person familiar with the matter.

FCM Investments TX Boosts Stake in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG)
In other Intuitive Surgical news, VP Jamie Samath sold 1,564 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. LEVY ALAN J also sold $1.11M worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc . 15,000 shares were sold by BARRATT CRAIG H, worth $5.57 million.

Man charged with running stolen creds site LeakedSource
Project Adoration began after intelligence revealed that Leakedsource was being hosted in Quebec. Bloom is now in custody and is expected to make a court appearance on 16 February.

Democrats place their 2018 bets on GOP tax bill
He came up with the slogans tax cut for Christmas, miracle for the middle class and rocket fuel for the economy. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has indicated that Democrats may be willing to push through a clean bill.

France ditches plans for divisive west coast airport
The prime minister said farmers whose land was expropriated for the proposed airport could get their land back if they wanted. Philippe said that the government would instead extend the existing Nantes Atlantique Airport.

Spanish PM rules out national election after Catalan vote
Rajoy insisted on Friday that the legal process will continue and that politicians were not above the law, which means Mr. Thursday's election saw a record turnout of almost 82% of the 5.5 million eligible voters in Catalonia .

BSF jawan killed as Pak violates ceasefire pact
The next day, BSF had in retaliation killed almost a dozen Pakistani Rangers across the global border opposite Samba sector. The soldier belongs to Bandara Chetty Patty village of Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu.

Anti-Seattle Genetics Inc Institutional Investors Sentiment Runs Low in 2017 Q3
Its down 0.52, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. 140.23 million shares or 2.00% more from 137.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Opus Point Partners Management Llc increased Seattle Genetics Inc ( SGEN ) stake by 17.58% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing.

NAFTA Renegotiations and Agriculture Blog Beyond Borders
Lawmakers as well as agricultural and industrial groups have warned Trump not to quit NAFTA, but he said that may be the outcome. The president's more nuanced view on trade shouldn't be confused with a softer approach to the negotiations, Perdue said.

Designers Will Auction Off Their Black Golden Globes Dresses for Time's Up
Reese Witherspoon , Kerry Washington and Elisabeth Moss are among actresses donating their Golden Globes dresses to auction for Time's Up .

Spike Cancels 'The Shannara Chronicles'; No Season Three Planned
Since Season 1 is streaming on Netflix, maybe that company will decide that the reward is greater than the risk. The series won't be surviving the transition from Spike TV to the newly-launched Paramount Network.

Cypress Asset Management Decreased Cyrusone (CONE) Position by $509530; Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR
Comerica Bank who had been investing in Cyrusone Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.81B market cap company. Voloridge Investment Mngmt Limited Com stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE) for 173,043 shares.

UAE and ambassadors from UNSC member countries meet to discuss Qatar
Gulf neighbors have also criticized Qatar for an increasingly close relationship with Iran. However, Qatar on Monday denied the interception, saying the claim is "completely false".

Other news