UN Security Council resolution demands end to Myanmar violence

INTERNATIONAL The United Nations Security Council has adopted its first resolution on Myanmar in 74 years, which demands an end to violence and calls on the country’s military rulers to release all political prisoners, including democratically-elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar’s military seized power from Suu Kyi’s elected government in February 2021, arresting[…]

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Bangladesh begins COVID vaccination drive for Rohingya refugees

INTERNATIONAL The government of Bangladesh and aid agencies have started vaccinating Rohingya refugees against coronavirus as a surge in cases raises health concerns in the sprawling, cramped camps where more than one million people who fled Myanmar are sheltering. The highly transmissible Delta variant is driving an infection surge across[…]

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EU set to sanction Myanmar military officials for coup

European Union foreign ministers are set to approve on Monday sanctions against 11 Myanmar officials for the military takeover, European diplomats said, as a UN official urged the international community on Saturday to cut the coup leaders’ access to money and weapons. The move comes after the 27-nation bloc last[…]

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