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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN fears over Myanmar civilians in fresh Kachin unrest

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:19pm by undefined

    ... days”. Bloodshed in Kachin – along with religious unrest elsewhere in the country – has overshadowed widely-praised political changes as Myanmar emerges from decades of military rule. President Thein Sein’s reformist government has reached tentative peace deals with most major ethnic minority rebel groups in the country, which has been racked by civil wars since independence from ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Anti-Muslim 'radicals' driving Myanmar unrest, experts say

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 01:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... with reverence in this devout Buddhist-majority nation – have been linked to the unrest. Some members of the clergy have been involved in the violence, while others are spearheading a move to shun shops ... children born to them will be a danger to the country. They will destroy the language as well as the religion,” he said in a speech put online. More moderate voices among civil society activists ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... person per 10,000 has the illness. But there are still about 3,000 new cases found each year and medical workers warn that the disease could be on the rise. Decades of civil war in ethnic regions ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    False rape claim fuelled Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Mandalay, police say

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... a personal dispute with the tea-shop owners. The woman had been arrested along with one of the people alleged to have paid her, the report said. The unrest, which saw a curfew imposed as security ... religious unrest on such a scale before. Radical Buddhist monks have been accused of fanning tensions, with Mandalay-based cleric Wirathu posting a link to the rape allegations just hours before ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chaung Tha Aged 12, Min Thu joined Myanmar's notorious army, one of thousands of child recruits who disprove official claims those days are over Terrifying life of a boy soldier He disappeared when he was 12, a skinny boy named Mi ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's census at risk amid fresh unrest in ethnic powderkeg Rakhine

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:29pm by GDN

    ... Myanmar unrest Myanmar's first census for 30 years is threatened before it has even started, as renewed unrest in the country's west threatens to send foreign aid workers fleeing, making ... aid groups in Rakhine. The unrest began late on Wednesday when hundreds of Buddhists massed around the offices of Germany-based medical aid group Malteser International in Sittwe, accusing ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mandalay Buddhist mobs threaten to kill Muslims as tensions simmer in central Myanmar Police patrolled tense streets yesterday in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, after deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes raised fears of further unrest. The city was placed under curfew on Thursday to quell violence that saw mobs rampaging with swords, rocks and other weapons, ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Firebrand Myanmar monk blames Islamists for bomb blast

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Blast hurts five while firebrand preaches, but police say it's not clear who's responsible Islamists set bomb, monk claims A firebrand monk has blamed Islamic extremists for a small bomb that slightly wounded five peop ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar unrest raises stakes for tourist industry

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Thandwe

    ... at upmarket resorts seemingly oblivious to the violence. French holidaymaker Lambert Demoulin said he had seen news reports of previous unrest and was “a bit worried” but had decided to visit the area ... to be stable. We have many investors who want to invest here Myanmar President Thein Sein Local businesses said they were concerned the unrest could affect them. “We are worried because of what happened,” ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Hundreds homeless after fresh Myanmar religious unrest

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 05:11pm by AFP

    ... unrest which shocked the local community. “They had been living peacefully for many years and this is the first time they saw violence,” he said. Attacks against Muslims – who make up at least ... is the first anti-Muslim incident reported in the Sagaing region amid signs that the unrest is continuing to widen. State newspaper the New Light of Myanmar said the situation was “normal” by Monday ...




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