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.
The Philippines embassy expresses ‘heartfelt appreciation’ to sultan and pardons board of western Selangor for sparing Jacqueline Quiamno
Groups led by rival brothers battle with rockets, heavy weapons
The Indian government has asked refiners that owe billions of dollars to Iran for oil imports to build up dollar and euro balances
Separately, a bomb attached to an Afghan national army vehicle exploded in the capital Kabul early morning that left two children injured
The plane was on its way from an air force base in Medan to the remote Natuna islands and crashed a few minutes after takeoff.
The western Indonesian community of Aceh housing Rohingya boat people launches petition demanding president cut all ties.
An earthquake measuring 5.7 has struck the Hindu Kush of Afghanistan.
The US will lift holds on security assistance to Bahrains Defence Force
A Muslim man was beaten by Hindu extremists, then paraded by the extremists and then arrested by police.
A new app designed to help Muslim visitors find mosques, hotels, shopping centers with prayer rooms, halal restaurants
Russian FM will travel to Vienna to discuss the nuclear talks, fighting ISIL with US
The number of criminal cases handed over to the police by environmental protection departments in 2014 reached 2,080, twice the total number during the previous decade.
Using just mobile phones, Indian villagers have found a platform to report their own problems without mainstream media
China has arrested Wu Gan a human rights activist who has according to China, "incited subversion of state power".
The convoy of army soldiers was attacked by suspected Taliban members in Masjid Chobi locality of Karrulh district on Sunday night.
A young woman died on Monday, the first fatality among nearly 500 casualties from a weekend blaze at a Taiwan water park, officials said.