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Myanmar troops gang-raped Rohingya women and girls: HRW

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– Myanmar troops gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls during a military campaign that sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border to Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The US-based rights group said in a report that the sexual violence, along with other atrocities committed by Myanmar security forces, …

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Tillerson in Myanmar to press Suu Kyi and army on Rohingya

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Washington’s top diplomat arrived in Myanmar Wednesday to press civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the country’s powerful army chief over violence-torn Rakhine state, where troops are accused of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s one-day stop in the capital Naypyidaw comes as global outrage builds …

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In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green

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A newly inaugurated municipal swimming pool equipped with solar energy is near an “ecology centre” built from recycled containers where the town’s green projects, funded mainly by the European Union and backed by several NGOs, are highlighted. France’s GERES – Group for the Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity – was …

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Dubai: Fine up to Dh2000 on hurling abuse

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Dubai has introduced fine up to Dh2000 on hurling abuse, reported Roznama Dunya on Wednesday. This decision is part of Dubai’s administration new policy which allows law enforcement agencies to impose heavy monetary penalties on those who will be find guilty of hurling abuses or involvement in other immoral acts. …

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Delhi: Parents angry as schools reopen despite smog

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– Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of “playing with children’s health” as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. Doctors declared a public health emergency last week when choking smog descended on the capital and elsewhere in northern India, prompting authorities to close schools, …

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