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Bill Richardson says Aung San Suu Kyi ‘doesn’t deserve credit’ for releasing two jailed journalists

Foreign policy

Following the recent release of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, former UN Ambassador and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson spoke to Marco Werman about Aung San Suu Kyi and the dark realities of the government of Myanmar.

Rohingya refugee children fly improvised kites at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

One doctor’s experience on a ‘medical mission’ to treat Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees walk at Jamtoli camp in the morning in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Jan. 22, 2018.

I visited the Rohingya refugee camps and here is what Bangladesh is doing right

A Rohingya refugee helps children cross the mud after crossing the Naf River at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

In Myanmar, fake news spread on Facebook stokes ethnic violence

A Rohingya man walks with a basket at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on Oct. 13, 2017.

Wild elephants kill four Rohingya refugees taking shelter in Bangladesh

A Rohingya refugee girl at a camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Myanmar’s critics call Rohingya-only enclaves ’21st-century concentration camps’


Communal detention in Sittwe, Myanmar, might not fit the classic model of detention camps, but author Andrea Pitzer says the Rohingya-only enclaves are just as inhumane.

Rohingya refugees arrive under the cover of darkness by wooden boats from Myanmar to the shore of Shah Porir Dwip, in Teknaf, near Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, Sept. 27, 2017.

More than half of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are kids. Many are fleeing Myanmar alone.


About 480,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since late August, fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Sixty percent of them are children. Many are alone.

A group of people heading to a demonstration are going up a stairway in downtown Chicago.

Rohingya in Chicago make an emotional plea to the US: ‘Help our people’


Chicago is home to more than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims who have settled there in the last five years. And from over 8,000 miles away from Myanmar, they want their voices to be heard.

A placard with the picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of crimes against humanity, is seen at a rally near the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence on Rohingya ethnic cleansing could be political pragmatism


The Nobel laureate shares power with the military and the ethnic majority in Myanmar doesn’t recognize the Rohingya people as having legitimate status.

Rohingya refugees walk through water after crossing from Myanmar by boat through the Naf River in Teknaf, Bangladesh, on Sept. 7, 2017.

Myanmar’s gruesome purge of Rohingya Muslims appears unstoppable


Myanmar’s army looks determined to rid the nation of the Rohingya ethnic minority. The United Nations estimates 270,000 Rohingya people have fled in the last two weeks alone.