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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US envoy Power urges Myanmar action to stop Rakhine violence

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:32am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... to the violence in Rakhine State and for the return of aid workers. Myanmar describes the Rohingya as Bengalis, a term that implies they are illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. Many say ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s first census in decades bars name Rohingya

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... or no access to jobs, education or medical care. The government considers members of the religious minority to be illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh, though many arrived generations ago, ... that they were not included among the 33 sub-tribes of the Shan. Khaing Khaing Soe, director of the department of population, was undeterred by rebel threats to deny access to census workers. “We will go ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... if it did not improve treatment of the stateless Rohingya. He said the US State Department should "take off the rose-coloured glasses". "We cannot embrace diplomatic reconciliation ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar in path of cyclone

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... near the Myanmese-Bangladeshi border on Thursday morning, according to Myanmar's Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. It said Mahasen, packing winds of up to 100km/h, was likely ... of 800,000 Rohingya as illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and denies them citizenship. ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rohingya Muslims in hiding in Myanmar after outbreak of sectarian violence

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 03:28pm by Reuters

    ... in June and October last year clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, most of whom Myanmar regards as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, despite roots going back ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Reunited 'God's Army' twins in search of a normal life

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:55am by AP

    ... eventually settled down to work as a rice farmer but returned less than a year ago to the refugee camp in Thailand where he had stayed with Luther. Before departing Thailand last month, Luther tried ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suspect in Myanmar hotel blast captured on CCTV

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:34pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... noted Ko Ko Hlaing, a political adviser to the president. US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Tuesday in Washington she could not comment on any motive behind the bombings. She ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs burn down Rohingya Muslim homes in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. In March dozens of people were killed in sectarian strife in the central town of Meiktila, and thousands of homes were set ablaze. The UN’s rights envoy ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US welcomes Myanmar signing nuclear agreement

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 08:36am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... have pursued a nuclear weapons program. The State Department said on Thursday the protocol would help move the country also known as Burma “increasingly in line with international ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar minority resist Cyclone Mahasen evacuation

    Posted May 16th 2013, 01:07pm by Associated Press in Sittwe

    ... surges were feared if the storm surge hit at high tide, said Mohammad Shah Alam, director of Bangladesh’s Meteorological Department, in Dhaka. Related heavy rains and flooding in Sri Lanka were ... as illegal immigrants. They face widespread discrimination in largely Buddhist Myanmar, and particularly in Rakhine, where many of the Rohingya live. Tensions remain high in Rakhine nearly a year ...




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