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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mob may have killed dozen Muslims in Myanmar: rights group

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 05:05pm by AP

    ... to have been stabbed with knives, not shot or beaten, "would clearly indicate the massacre was committed by [Buddhist] Rakhine villagers, rather than the police or army", the Arakan ... Associated Press in Yangon Buddhist villagers are suspected of having carried out the attack Myanmarmob killed 12 Muslims,says group A Buddhist mob rampaged through a town in an isolated ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres reopens Myanmar clinics, but not in Rakhine

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:13am by Reuters

    ... angered by the charity's public comments on Rakhine. The group has been treating both Rakhine Buddhists and Muslims, the latter a mostly stateless minority who live in apartheid-like ... Reuters in Bangkok MSF reopens clinics, but not in strife-torn Rakhine Myanmar has allowed Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to resume work in parts of the country days after it ordered ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Survivors criticise Myanmar regime over clashes

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 10:02am by Associated Press in Sittwe

    ... Sein, who inherited power from a xenophobic military junta last year. The latest violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims began October 21 and has left at least 84 people ... Associated Press in Sittwe Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government for failing to prevent violence between Muslims and Buddhists that has displaced more ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs backed by army said to be razing mosques in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by SHEIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman Mobs reported razing Rohingya mosques Buddhist mobs aided by security forces have been destroying mosques and other Muslim sites in Myanmar's Rakhine state, ... a mosque and madrassa in Tha Yae Kone Tan village near Maungdaw, on the Naf River bordering Bangladesh. A Bangladesh-based Rohingya activist, Khin Maung Lay, said about 15 mosques in Rakhine state ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Become 'Bengali' or we'll detain you: Myanmar's draft plan for Rohingya

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... in apartheid-like conditions in western Rakhine state, where deadly clashes with ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in 2012 displaced 140,000 people, mostly Rohingya. The plan, shared by sources with copies of the draft, proposes Rakhine authorities "construct temporary camps in required numbers for those who refuse to be registered and those without adequate documents". Many Rohingya lost ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon False rape claim fuelled Mandalay clash, police say Myanmar's latest religious clashes began after a Buddhist woman was paid to make false rape claims against two Muslim brothers, state media reported yesterday. Two men- a Buddhist and a Muslim- died in riots in the country's second city Mandalay that flared on July 1 after social-media ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Thein Sein assures UN he will look into Muslim-Buddhist strife

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Thein Sein vows action on Rakhine bloodshed Myanmar's President Thein Sein has promised UN leaders that he will tackle ethnic unrest between Buddhists ... has led reform efforts over the past two years. The leader vowed before the assembly that he would seek to tackle the problems in Rakhine. Almost 90 people, both Buddhists and Muslims, have ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said ... to the country and called on the government to tackle the inter-communal violence. Lee's itinerary included camps in the western state of Rakhine housing some 140,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya. She ...




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