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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

    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
  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

    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
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

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

    ... But problems including ethnic violence and harsh sentences for four journalists under an official secrets act have raised concerns inside Myanmar and abroad. Presidential spokesman Ye Htut, who is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1546693/myanmar-buddhists-threaten-death-muslims-mandalay-unrest
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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