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  1. News - World

    2 sources confirm mosque, Muslim orphanage set afire in new wave of Myanmar sectarian violence

    Posted May 29th 2013, 11:17am by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — 2 sources confirm mosque, Muslim orphanage set afire in new wave of Myanmar sectarian violence. ...


    France sends in more troops to quell sectarian violence in Central African Republic

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangui Residents venture out into the streets as French soldiers patrol in show of strength French sends in more troops to quell sectarian violence French troops patrolled the Central African Republic's tense capital yesterday, as reinforcements crossed into the country as part of a UN-mandated effort to quell a wave of deadly sectarian violence. Around ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Security forces in Myanmar unable to quell sectarian violence

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 02:04pm by AP

    ... victims Even as the president came to western Myanmar to urge an end to sectarian violence last week, security forces could not prevent Buddhist mobs from torching the homes of minority Muslims ... sectarian violence in Myanmar late on Saturday, this time in the southern delta region, with police and residents saying Buddhist mobs destroyed a pair of Muslim homes. It was the first time ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rohingya Muslims in hiding in Myanmar after outbreak of sectarian violence

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

    ... in northwest Myanmar on Monday after armed police dispersed a Buddhist mob that torched houses and surrounded a mosque in the latest outbreak of sectarian tension. Clashes between majority Buddhists and Muslims have killed at least 237 people and left more than 150,000 homeless since June last year. The violence threatens to undermine political and economic reforms launched in the two years since ...

  5. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    900 Myanmese held as two killed in sectarian clashes in Malaysia

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... they had detained more than 900 Myanmese in a security sweep after at least two were killed last week in clashes believed to be linked to sectarian violence back home. The two dead were probably ... their Muslim countrymen seeking vengeance over violence back in Myanmar. Deadly sectarian strife pitting Myanmar's majority Buddhists against the Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority has flared since ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar charges 6 Muslims for sectarian violence

    Posted May 07th 2013, 02:41pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... 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 ... were part of a larger group, and authorities are searching for four more men, said Ye Aung Myint. The sectarian violence in Myanmar first flared nearly a year ago in western Rakhine state ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    24 dead in Iraq mosque suicide bombing

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 02:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

    ... days ahead of Shiite commemorations. The unrest is the latest in a surge in nationwide violence which comes as the country grapples with months of protests by its Sunni Arab minority, tensions ... Sunni Arab city of Tikrit, militants fired on day labourers waiting near a grain silo, killing two and wounding four, officials said. Iraq has suffered an upsurge in violence since the beginning ...

  8. News - World - NIGERIA

    Nigeria mosque massacre not sectarian violence: military

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:57pm by Agence France-Presse in Kaduna

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kaduna The Nigerian army has said an armed assault on a mosque in which 21 people died was the result of a criminal feud and not sectarian violence. The attack on Sunday was the bloodiest in a day of violence which also saw the restive north-eastern city of Maiduguri rocked by a roadside blast and two separate gun attacks that killed at least four people ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... 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, ... that the country's fragile transition to democracy could be in trouble. Violence broke out on Tuesday after an accusation spread on the internet that a Buddhist woman had been raped by two Muslim men from ...

  10. News - World - NIGERIA

    11 killed in central Nigeria village attacks

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 06:30pm by Associated Press

    ... in the violence in Nigeria’s fertile central belt region. View Larger Map ...




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