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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rohingya Muslims in hiding in Myanmar after outbreak of sectarian violence

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 03:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Buddhist mob torched houses and surrounded mosque in latest incident of communal unrest Muslims hide after Buddhist rampage Terrified Muslims hid in their homes ... Kyaw Zan Hla, chairman of the Kaman Muslim Party, told Reuters by telephone, adding that about 200 people had joined the mob, some wearing masks and carrying flaming torches. He said he had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1321360/rohingya-muslims-hiding-myanmar-after-outbreak-sectarian-violence
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to profit from controversial Chinese-backed mine

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 04:55pm by Reuters in Yangon

    ... Reuters in Yangon Myanmar has signed a revised contract that increases its share of the profits from a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine, the country’s largest, officials said. ... if they are compensated enough, but there are others who still want to see the whole project scrapped,” the activist, Aye Myint, told Reuters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1291308/myanmar-profit-controversial-chinese-backed-mine
  3. 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 the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable. Yanghee Lee, special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, held a news conference on Saturday at the end of a 10-day visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Health and information ministers 'resign' Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes in a cabinet that has been grappling with a host of problems as the country presses on with reforms after decades of military rule. The New Light of Myanmar newspaper said President Thein Sein had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year. The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Nobel laureate Aung San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Police patrol tense Mandalay amid fears sectarian riots may spread across Myanmar

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 07:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Mandalay Buddhist mobs threaten to kill Muslims as tensions simmer in central Myanmar Police patrolled tense streets yesterday in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, after deadly Buddhist-Muslim clashes raised fears of further unrest. The city was placed under curfew on Thursday to quell violence that saw mobs rampaging with swords, rocks and other weapons, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of Myanmar presidency suffer blow

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Committee votes not to amend clause barring Nobel laureate from post Suu Kyi's hopes for presidency suffer blow Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of becoming Myanmar's president next year have been dealt a blow, with a parliamentary committee voting not to change a constitutional clause that bars her from the post. The committee tasked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532126/aung-san-suu-kyis-hopes-myanmar-presidency-suffer-blow
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486737/us-envoy-power-urges-myanmar-action-stop-rakhine-violence
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Medecins Sans Frontieres reopens Myanmar clinics, but not in Rakhine

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

    ... 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 clinics closed, but not in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, the medical aid group said. MSF did not give reasons for Thursday's suspension but media reported government officials had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1438843/medecins-sans-frontieres-reopens-myanmar-clinics-not-rakhine
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar journalists on trial for reporting on alleged chemical weapons factory

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 06:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Myanmar reporters on trial over 'chemical weapons factory' story Myanmar police have charged five journalists with "disclosing state secrets" after their newspaper carried a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory, state media reported yesterday. The trial of four reporters and the head of Unity Journal began on February 14 in Pakokku, a town ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429023/myanmar-journalists-trial-reporting-alleged-chemical-weapons-factory

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