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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhists seek wider aid ban after MSF is barred from Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe Buddhist groups target others after ban on Medecins Sans Frontieres Aid lifeline under threat for Rakhine's Muslims For Muslim communities battling to exist in segregated camps in Rakhine state, aid groups provide a lifeline. But that work is now under threat from Buddhist nationalist campaigns that prompted the government to eject Medecins ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Fear of attacks keep Rohingya imprisoned in Rakhine capital Sittwe

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The security forces outside the ghetto in the Rakhine state capital Sittwe are not there to stop its residents leaving- although few dare to anyway- but to protect them from Buddhist mobs after ... in fear for their lives. "Rakhines will attack us today," a man said at Friday prayers recently. That same evening groups of Rakhine Buddhists- who have also accused the Rohingya ...

  3. News - Asia

    Buddhists in Rakhine stoking hatred of Rohingya, Myanmar's leader says

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Buddhists fan flames, president says Buddhist monks, politicians and other ethnic Rakhine figures are stoking hatred towards Muslim Rohingya in the country's west, plagued by sectarian violence, Myanmar's president warns in a report leaked yesterday. In an unvarnished assessment of the role of Buddhists in unrest in Rakhine state, which ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state hit back at Rohingya help

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe, Myanmar Long oppressed under the junta, residents say world has unfairly sided with Rohingya Muslims amid recent sectarian tensions Rakhine Buddhists say theyhave been marginalised Disgruntled by international support for Muslim Rohingya in unrest-hit western Myanmar, ethnic Rakhine Buddhists are demanding recognition of their own plight and venting ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar working to end violence in Rakhine state: foreign minister

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 02:23am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York He dismisses growing human rights concerns, and tells the world not to jump to conclusions Myanmar seeking peace in Rakhine, says minister Myanmar's foreign minister promised that his country was working to end violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine state, and urged the world against "jumping to conclusions" about ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Chief minister forced out in Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Yangon Head of violence-wracked region forced to retire as national religion minister also ousted Chief minister out in Myanmar's Rakhine state The chief minister of Myanmar's Rakhine state, which has been embroiled in sectarian violence, has retired and the country's religious affairs minister has been fired. An announcement signed by President Thein Sein ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... 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 ... for the first time. There are more than a million Rohingya in Myanmar, and 140,000 have lived in camps in Rakhine since ethnic riots and clashes with Buddhists nearly two years ago. ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers Buddhist-led mobs tore through streets hurling stones at the offices and residences of international aid workers in Myanmar's western Rakhine state yesterday, prompting the evacuation of some staff members. There were no immediate indications anyone was hurt in the violence, which started in the state capital, ...

  9. 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

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Samantha Power urges Yangon to prevent religious violence between Buddhists and stateless Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Thursday urged the Myanmar government to intervene in Rakhine State to stop violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims and ensure the delivery of humanitarian ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Radical Myanmar monk seeks alliance with Buddhists in Sri Lanka

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... have left at least 250 people dead and tens of thousands displaced since fighting broke out in the western state of Rakhine in 2012. Buddhist monks were accused of instigating and sometimes ... calls for Buddhist alliance A controversial Buddhist cleric from Myanmar has announced he is linking up with hardline monks in Sri Lanka, alleging that their religion is under threat from Muslim ...




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