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  1. 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
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

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

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

    ... and donors in the run-up to the census that the tally had the potential to spark unrest, pointing out controversy over questions of ethnicity and religion in the survey. An eruption of violence just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582019/census-shows-myanmars-population-nine-million-fewer-estimated
  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

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Attacks erupt after rumours a Muslim man raped a Buddhist woman in the worst ethnic violence Myanmar's second-largest city has seen Myanmar's second-largest city was put under curfew yesterday after two people were killed in the latest outbreak of Buddhist-Muslim violence to convulse the former junta-ruled nation. Dozens of armed police were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545551/violent-clashes-between-buddhists-and-muslims-myanmar-leave-2-dead
  4. 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 ... a charred mosque and several homes. Police detained three suspects soon after, but released them almost immediately following threats of more violence, he said. Though police promised the Muslim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1325731/security-forces-myanmar-unable-quell-sectarian-violence
  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Violence erupts again in Myanmar despite visit by President Thein Sein

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes yesterday as sectarian violence again gripped Myanmar's Rakhine state despite a visit by President Thein Sein, officials and residents ... also was hit by rioters. Both villages are about 17 kilometres from Thandwe. The visit by President Thein Sein to the divided region was his first since sectarian violence broke out more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1322517/violence-erupts-again-myanmar-despite-visit-president-thein-sein
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Rohingya Muslims in hiding in Myanmar after outbreak of sectarian violence

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

    ... 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 ...

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

    Mobs burning mosques in Rohingya villages in Myanmar, witnesses say

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... even practise islam' For the past two months, Ayesha Akhtar has lived in fear amid escalating violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. The 50-year-old woman describes how ... for more than two months since violence erupted in the region. "On July 9 along with the army, Buddhists raided our madrassa and looted about 100 bags of rice and the clothing of more than 300 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1022833/mobs-burning-mosques-rohingya-villages-myanmar-witnesses-say
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... sanctions and a 2012 visit by President Barack Obama, Washington has become alarmed at worsening conditions in Myanmar, including anti-Muslim discrimination, violence and infringements on freedom ... violence is perhaps worst in Rakhine state, where Buddhist mobs are accused of attacking Rohingya Muslims. This has spread to other parts of the country, sparking fears that nascent democratic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570302/kerry-warns-myanmar-against-backsliding-human-rights
  9. 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 ... The report, citing the Ministry of Home Affairs, said a medical examination of the woman found "no sign of rape or other violence". She confessed that she accused the two men because she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556892/false-rape-claim-fuelled-buddhist-muslim-clashes-mandalay-police-say
  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... to the country and called on the government to tackle the inter-communal violence. Lee's itinerary included camps in the western state of Rakhine housing some 140,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya. She ...

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

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