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Irish deputy PM 'to resign' amid crisis

Irish deputy PM 'to resign' amid crisis

Irelands deputy PM Frances Fitzgerald resigns amid crisis 28 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright PA Image caption Frances Fitzgerald had been at the centre of a controversy which could have resulted in a snap election Ireland’s deputy prime...
Pope arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

Pope arrives in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis

The Pope has arrived in Myanmar for a trip expected to be overshadowed by claims of ethnic cleansing and genocide against the country’s government. During the first ever papal visit to the country, Pope Francis will meet civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has...
US says Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing'

US says Rohingya crisis 'ethnic cleansing'

The United States has declared the ongoing violence against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and threatened to impose sanctions against those behind “horrendous atrocities” in Myanmar. Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Rex...
Tillerson calls for Myanmar Rohingya crisis probe

Tillerson calls for Myanmar Rohingya crisis probe

Tillerson calls for Myanmar Rohingya crisis probe 15 November 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright AFP US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for an independent investigation into Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis. Myanmar’s army has been accused of...

Tillerson: Rohingya crisis 'just horrific'

The US secretary of state has condemned “just horrific” scenes during a visit to Myanmar for talks with Aung Sang Suu Kyi. Speaking on Wednesday during a joint conference with the country’s leader, he called for a impartial investigation into human...
Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army chief fired

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar army chief fired

The army general in charge of the Rakhine state in Myanmar where 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled has been replaced. Myanmar’s army gave no reason as it moved Major General Maung Maung Soe from his role as head of Western Commands in Rakhine. Major General Aye...
Explained: The Rohingya refugee crisis

Explained: The Rohingya refugee crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee from their homes in Myanmar. But who are the Rohingya? What is happening to them? Is it genocide and what can be done about it? We answer all of your questions below. Use the menu at the top to...
Babies dumped and left to die in Rohingya crisis

Babies dumped and left to die in Rohingya crisis

We have witnessed scenes of shocking deprivation and desperation amongst thousands of stranded Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, including emaciated women and newborn babies who have been dumped on beaches and left to die. Sky News has managed to film the first independent...
Why is Rohingya crisis not classed as genocide?

Why is Rohingya crisis not classed as genocide?

The Rohingya crisis “seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”, according to the United Nations’ human rights chief. But it is not yet officially genocide. One can only wonder why not, given the definition of the crime in Article II of the...
Catalonia crisis: Both sides take nuclear option

Catalonia crisis: Both sides take nuclear option

The Catalan crisis has escalated. Both sides are taking the nuclear option. The Catalan parliament is declaring independence. The Spanish Senate is authorising Article 155, allowing the use of “all means necessary”. Image: Celebrations in Barcelona after...
Spain crisis as Catalonia backs independence

Spain crisis as Catalonia backs independence

Catalonia’s parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, shortly before Madrid voted to impose direct rule on the region. Tens of thousands of independence supporters chanted their joyous support as they gathered near the Catalan parliament in...
Opposition leader plunges Kenya into crisis

Opposition leader plunges Kenya into crisis

Kenya’s opposition leader has plunged the country into an unprecedented crisis by announcing a “people’s assembly” as a parallel government on the eve of presidential elections. Raila Odinga, a veteran politician and leader of the National...
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