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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rakhine state Rohingya face two-child limit on family size

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... western Rakhine state have introduced a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, in an effort to ease tensions with the Rohingya's Buddhist neighbours after a spate of deadly sectarian ... recommended doubling the number of security personnel in the region. "The population growth of Rohingya Muslims is 10 times higher than that of the Rakhine [Buddhists]," Win Myaing said. ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's leader Thein Sein tours strife-hit Rakhine

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Thandwe Police fire shots to quell unrest as Myanmar's leader visits state riven by sectarian violence Thein Sein tours strife-hit Rakhine Myanmar's ... arrested after several days of tensions spilled into bloodshed on Tuesday in the western state of Rakhine, with the death toll now standing at six- all Muslims, police said. Thein Sein met local ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Fragile calm in Rakhine after homes set ablaze

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... A tense calm returned to Myanmar's western state of Rakhine yesterday after rioters set four houses ablaze, the latest violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims, officials said. ... its minority Muslim community. Nearly 250 people have been killed and 140,000 forced to flee their homes. Rakhine, home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, has been hardest hit. ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Anti-Muslim violence explodes onto streets in northern Myanmar

    Posted May 29th 2013, 04:15pm by Reuters

    ... has struggled with religious unrest since June last year when fighting between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya erupted in western Rakhine state. That was followed by organised ... Reuters in Lashio Tension high in northeast Myanmar after arson attacks following assault on Buddhist woman Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burned Muslim homes on Wednesday ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Monks' plan to curb Buddhist-Muslim marriages violates human rights, says Suu Kyi

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... marriages between Buddhist women and men of other faiths, describing it as a violation of human rights, a report said yesterday. "This is one-sided. Why only women? You cannot treat the women ... of Buddhism," the veteran activist said. "It is a violation of women's rights and human rights." Under the proposal- spearheaded by the controversial Mandalay cleric Wirathu- non-Buddhist ...

  6. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... displaced, denied access to humanitarian aid and are unable to return home, the group said. At least 180 people died in two outbreaks of Buddhist-Muslim violence in Rakhine since June last year, ... people were killed. In Rakhine, HRW accused government authorities of destroying mosques and conducting violent mass arrests, and said security forces “stood aside or assisted” Buddhists ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar charges 6 Muslims for sectarian violence

    Posted May 07th 2013, 02:41pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... between the region’s Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya. Mobs of Buddhists armed with machetes razed thousands of Muslim homes, leaving hundreds dead and forcing 125,000 people to flee, mostly ... Associated Press in Yangon A court in Myanmar has charged six Muslims with murder for their alleged role in the death of a Buddhist monk during an outbreak of sectarian violence that shook ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar imposes emergency rule as death toll hits 20

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 07:00pm by AFP

    ... of the journalists. It is the worst communal violence since a wave of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine last year that left at least 180 people dead and more than 110,000 ... Agence France-Presse in Meiktila, Myanmar Myanmar declared a state of emergency on Friday for a riot-hit town where 20 people have been killed in Buddhist-Muslim violence that has sparked ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar sets new curfews after fresh violence

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 02:38pm by AFP

    ... Hundreds of people were killed last year and more than 100,000 made homeless in sectarian violence in western Myanmar between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas. ... unrest began with rioting a week ago in the central city of Meikhtila that was sparked by a dispute between a Muslim gold shop owner and his Buddhist customers. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rioting in central Myanmar leaves at least 10 dead

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims left about 200 dead and more than 110,000 displaced. A local resident, who asked not to be named, said he had seen "many dead bodies" after ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Buddhist monk among dead as row at gold shop owned by Muslim triggers torching of buildings 10 killed after dispute sparks rioting A dispute between a Muslim ...




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