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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    At least three dead in fresh Myanmar clashes

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Homes set alight in deadly clashes Fresh clashes between Muslims and Buddhists have broken out in volatile western Myanmar, leaving at least three people dead and hundreds of homes burned to the ground. The unrest, which erupted on Sunday night, is some of the worst reported between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists since skirmishes swept ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's forbidden love spans religious divide

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sittwe

    ... in Buddhist-Muslim violence since June. "The Rakhine side hated me when I converted to Islam," he said. Mullah, 37, who changed his name from Kyaw Tun Aung, has had no contact with his parents ... a Muslim district of the Rakhine state capital Sittwe, until the clashes erupted. He said the family's home was one of the first to be torched. His background as a Rakhine Buddhist- who spent ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Thein Sein calls for calm in western Myanmar

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Sittwe

    ... ethnic clashes Myanmar's president yesterday pleaded with residents of the western state of Rakhine to halt an eruption of ethnic violence, as the death toll rose to 64, saying it put the nation's international reputation at risk. The statement from President Thein Sein was a rare acknowledgement of the severity of this week's clashes, pitting the Buddhist Rakhine community ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Death toll from violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state tops 100

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 05:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Sittwe

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe At least 112 people have been killed and thousands of homes torched in Buddhist-Muslim violence in western Myanmar, casting a shadow over the reformist government’s attempts to remake the country’s international image. People have fled their homes in droves following the latest clashes in Rakhine state, which was rocked by communal violence in June ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar blocks world Islamic body office after rallies

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 05:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Naypyidaw

    ... leading the Mandalay protest said. “Not a temporary office and not a permanent office.” Sectarian tensions are running high following Buddhist-Rohingya clashes in June in western Rakhine that left ... to help Muslims in unrest-hit Rakhine state. “The president will not allow an OIC office because it is not in accordance with the people’s desires,” said an official from Myanmar leader Thein ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Thousands flee violence in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sittwe

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sittwe Thousands more flee ethnic violence in Rakhine Homeless people fled to packed camps or clustered close to their charred houses in western Myanmar yesterday, after deadly unrest that the United Nations said displaced 26,500 from mainly Muslim communities. Whole neighbourhoods were razed in last week's clashes between Buddhists and Muslims ...

  9. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Asean leaders to press Myanmar to solve Rohingya issue

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Phnom Penh

    ... spread across much of the state. Witnesses said mobs of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists attacked Muslim villages with petrol bombs, swords and guns. Nearly 4,700 homes were destroyed in 42 villages, ... in some parts of western Rakhine state also tried to stop Buddhist attacks and protect Muslim civilians, known as Rohingya. But the group said the government needs to do much more to protect ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi asks Myanmar leaders for extra troops to end unrest

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... to a region gripped by violence between Buddhists and Muslims. The Nobel laureate, who has been criticised for failing specifically to condemn the treatment of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, called for an end to the unrest in Rakhine state that has left at least 180 people dead and 110,000 displaced since June. "Everyone is responsible for respecting human rights, without discriminating ...




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