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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Group says Myanmar leaders need 'moral leadership' to stop violence

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... it added. Urging the government to curb nationalistic rhetoric from the ethnic Rakhine, who are Buddhists, the report warned of the threat of rising "identity politics" in Myanmar ... if Myanmar is to stem communal violence between Muslims and Buddhists, the International Crisis Group said yesterday. Unrest has left at least 180 people dead since June and displaced 110,000, mostly ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN calls for millions more in donor aid to Myanmar

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 02:19pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... strife-torn Rakhine state. Myanmar’s UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Ashok Nigam, said late on Wednesday that donors had already pitched in US$27 million, but that an additional US$41 million was needed to meet humanitarian needs through June next year. Violence in June, and again in late October, between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims killed about 200 people and left at least 110,000 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official’s claims of attack by Buddhist mob in Myanmar dismissed

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... cleared a path and the convoy passed without incident. The unrest began last year in the western state of Rakhine, where Buddhists accuse the Rohingya Muslim community of illegally entering ... vehicle was attacked by a 200-strong Buddhist mob during a visit to a city where religious violence flared earlier this year. President Thein Sein's spokesman, Ye Htut, said UN official Tomas ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar warns ethnic violence could threaten reforms

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:34am by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... a century of army rule officially ended two years ago this month. Similar violence that rocked western Rakhine state last year, pitting ethnic Rakhine Buddhists against Rohingya Muslims, killed ... warned on Monday that religious violence could threaten democratic reforms after anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in the country’s predominantly Buddhist heartland. The mobs ...




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