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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar sets curfew after new violence in northwest

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 09:56pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Reuters in Yangon Authorities in Myanmar imposed a night-time curfew in at least two towns in northwestern Rakhine state after renewed deadly unrest between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingyas ... Cooperation (OIC) open an office in Myanmar. That followed marches by opponents of the plan in several cities, led by Buddhist monks. The OIC had wanted to open a liaison office in Rakhine and could ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Census shows Myanmar's population is nine million fewer than estimated

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... that a declining birth rate may help explain the lower count from the census. Animosity between Buddhists and Muslims in Rakhine erupted into bloodshed in 2012, leaving dozens dead and about 140,000 people ... including breakdowns by religion and ethnicity, will be released in May. About 1.2 million people were missed out of the census in parts of western Rakhine state and conflict-torn Kachin and Karen ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN envoy says Rohingya must get citizenship rights in Myanmar

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:46pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York UN envoy calls for Rohingya rights The top UN envoy on Myanmar said the most pressing priority for Muslims in violence-torn Rakhine state, who are considered ... will remain threatened, "and that is sure to affect the international reputation of the country". Myanmar, a mainly Buddhist nation which emerged from half a century of military rule, ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres told to leave troubled Myanmar state

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 06:21pm by AP

    ... for emergency transport from some camps. Due to increasing threats and intimidation from a group of Rakhine Buddhists who have been holding near daily protests against Medecins Sans Frontieres, ... Associated Press in Yangon Myanmar’s government wants Medecins Sans Frontieres to leave Rakhine state over perceived bias in favour of Rohingya Muslim minority Myanmar’s government said ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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