New US Citizen Refugees Excited for First Presidential Vote

PHOENIX — They came fleeing war and persecution in countries like Myanmar, Eritrea and Iraq, handpicked by the United States for resettlement under longstanding humanitarian traditions. Now, tens of thousands of refugees welcomed into the U.S. during the Ob...
Photo of Yasmin Ullah, a member of the Rohingya community

Rohingya Hail UN Ruling Ordering Myanmar to Prevent Genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, a ruling met by members of the Muslim minority with gratitude and relief but also some skepticism that the coun...
Photo of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Gambia's Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou

Fallen Rights Icon at UN Court for Rohingya Genocide Case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend h...