World Bulletin / News Desk
Saudi Arabia accused authorities in Buddhist-majority Myanmar on Monday of "ethnic cleansing" against the Muslim Rohingya minority in the west of the country.
The Saudi cabinet said it "condemns the ethnic cleansing campaign and brutal attacks against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya citizens, as well as violation of human rights by forcing them to leave their homeland," in a statement carried by the official SPA news agency.
KING ABDULLAH CALLS INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
The cabinet, chaired by King Abdullah, urged the "international community to take up its responsibilities by providing needed protection and quality of life to Muslims in Myanmar and preventing further loss of life."
Fighting in western Rakhine state between Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya has killed 80 people since June, with three killed on Sunday, a government official in Yangon said.
The violence initially broke out following the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman and the subsequent lynching of 10 Muslims by a crowd of angry Buddhists.
The Saudi-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Sunday proposed sending an OIC mission to probe the "massacres" of Rohingya Muslims.
According to local media, the abductors are believed to be members of an al-Qaeda-linked group based in Sulu province – a known threshold of the Abu Sayyaf.
Police said all teachers and children at the high school for boys were safe after the gunmen killed the guard in the central town of Dera Ghazi Khan,
South Korea’s government called on North Korea on Monday to release four of its nationals including a college student who was allegedly detained last month.
Eleven people were killed and 34 injured after high-voltage wires fell on passenger bus in southern Pakistan.
Abdul Basit Usman reported to have died in 20-minute firefight with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members.
Sunday's attack, by gunmen from different gangs, targeted a police checkpoint in Obaro, inside Punjab
Newspaper reports Sunday said that up to 1,000 people - mostly Muslim Arakan - were at one time held in the camp discovered at a hilltop site near Thailand’s border with Malaysia on Friday.
More than 7,000 people have been killed in Nepal, India and Tibet as emergency services continue rescue operations.
21-year-old South Korean student arrested April 22 while crossing river into North Korea.
Xi, as head of China's ruling Communist Party, will host Taiwan's Chu in the first meeting of its kind since defeated Nationalist forces fled to Taiwan at the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.
Pakistani army has launched airstrikes in restive Khyber Agency tribal region.
The ten were investigated by military and public security departments for spreading rumours on China's Internet forums and mobile messaging apps, the Ministry of National Defence said in a notice on its website.
The UN has said that Nepalese customs need to loosen the tax restrictions so that relief material for survivors can reach them quicker.
Sheikh Imran Abdulla detained and accused of attempting to overthrow regime amid clashes with police, as thousands march on capital
The South Korean was arrested as he was trying enter North Korea from the Chinese said of the Yalu river
HRW says instead of just putting Muslim Rohingya in border camps, country's ruling junta should provide them with safety, protection.