Category: General

Trafficking in Rohingya Camps Feared Rising

COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH In a shelter made of plastic sheets and bamboo next to a reeking stream in the world’s largest refugee settlement, Rohingya Nazma Akter recalled how her daughter was trafficked seven months ago.Rashida, 17, was picked up next …

Myanmar’s Karen Rebel Groups Reunite for Anniversary

KAREN STATE, MYANMAR A make-shift bamboo bridge creaks under the weight of a sweltering crowd of ethnic Karen villagers and refugees crossing the temporary platform on the Moei River, on the way to a stage area marking the 70th anniversary of Karen Rev…

Francis Makes First Papal Visit to the Arabian Peninsula

Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates Sunday ahead of an interreligious conference.The leader of the world’s Roman Catholics, is making the first-ever trip by a pope to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam.He returns to Rome Tuesda…