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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... reports that the Muslim men had raped a Buddhist employee at their tea shop. More than 20 others were wounded as violence rocked the city for several days, the latest in a series of religious ... a personal dispute with the tea-shop owners. The woman had been arrested along with one of the people alleged to have paid her, the report said. The unrest, which saw a curfew imposed as security ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... a tea shop. A crowd of hundreds gathered near the business, hurling stones and abuse. "The violence happened because of hate speech and misinformation spread online," an official from ... of my life," he said. A funeral for the dead Muslim man, a bicycle shop owner, was held on Thursday, hours after he was killed while on his way to attend early morning prayers. Kari Hasan, ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Curfew in Mandalay after Buddhists mobs go on a rampage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... seen patrolling the tense streets of Mandalay, where shops were closed after angry mobs rampaged through the city for two consecutive nights. Two men, one Buddhist and one Muslim, were killed ... that held cat-and-mouse chases with police for several hours. Rioters threw stones at a mosque, causing minor damage to its exterior and front doors, and others ransacked a few Muslim-owned shops ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Buddhists arrested after Muslim shops wrecked in Kachin state

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Buddhists held in northern state of Kachin for attack on Muslim-owned shop Anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar spreads Two Buddhists have been arrested after Muslim shops were destroyed in Myanmar's northern state of Kachin, police said yesterday, in a new outbreak of religious violence. Myanmar is in the grip of acute religious tension after ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Mosque, shops attacked in fresh Myanmar unrest

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Police in central Myanmar fired warning shots to disperse a crowd after a mosque and shops were attacked on Tuesday, the president’s spokesman said, ... on Muslim homes, businesses and mosques in March. “According to the initial information received by the Myanmar Police Force, a mosque and shops nearby were attacked... The police force had to fire ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Three jailed over shop row that sparked sectarian riots in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Reuters in Yangon Three jailed over shop row that sparked sectarian riots A Muslim businessman, his wife and an employee have been jailed after an altercation at their gold shop led to anti-Muslim riots in which at least 43 people died in Myanmar last month. Shop owner Tun Tun Oo, his wife Myint Myint Aye and an employee, Nyi Nyi, were each jailed for 14 years for assault and theft ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ex-Myanmar spy chief Khin Nyunt and his victims re-evaluate their lives

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:41pm by AP

    ... uncle. We used to be enemies' Former political prisoner Than Htay walked into a small souvenir shop, hoping to catch a glimpse of the owner- a man once known in Myanmar as the "Prince ... as the soothing tones of a traditional Burmese bamboo xylophone filled his souvenir shop. "I'm now focused only on my family." A protégé of former dictator Ne Win, Khin Nyunt ascended ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Lonely life of Myanmar's boy soldiers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:07pm by AP

    ... shops. To Min Thu, whose father makes a living pedaling a bicycle rickshaw through the streets of the small beachside town of Chaung Tha, the man seemed impossibly successful. "The guy comes ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar sets new curfews after fresh violence

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 02:38pm by AFP

    ... was in Gyobingauk, where it said “troublemakers” damaged a religious building, shops and some houses. The report said similar attacks on religious buildings, shops and houses occurred in nearby Otepho ... 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 ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Buddhist mobs burn down Rohingya Muslim homes in Myanmar

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 02:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Violence breaks out after rumours a Muslim man sexually assaulted a Buddhist woman Homes torched in religious unrest Anti-Muslim rioters burned shops ... not respond, they started setting fire to nearby shops,” the official told AFP, asking to remain anonymous. “These shops are believed to be owned by Muslim people but we are still trying to confirm it. ...




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