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Religious Violence

Myanmar monks say most oppose anti-Muslim campaign

The image of Myanmar's Buddhist clergy has undergone a battering in recent months, as saffron-robed monks incite discrimination and violence against Muslim communities.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:56am

Myanmese Buddhists fear violence in Malaysia

Myanmese Buddhists in Malaysia have been living in fear for more than a year as they believe Muslim Rohingya are taking revenge on them for sectarian killings in their home country.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:00am

Anti-Muslim violence explodes onto streets in northern Myanmar

Buddhist mobs armed with sticks and machetes burned Muslim homes on Wednesday for a second day in the northern Myanmar city of Lashio, contradicting claims in state media that soldiers and police had restored calm.

30 May 2013 - 1:32am

Two Buddhists arrested after Muslim shops wrecked in Kachin state

Myanmar is in the grip of acute religious tension after a deadly wave of unrest in March that saw monks and Buddhist mobs attack Muslim areas in violence that has edged towards the country's main city, Yangon.

5 May 2013 - 6:16am

Worse to come in Myanmar's religious strife

Myanmar is an ethnic and religious powder keg as its people emerge from under the jackboot of military rule. Any number of simmering internal conflicts have the potential to involve the wider region, risking further tensions within a troubled Association of Southeast Asian Nations or raising alarm in Beijing.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:28am

Sports Digest, January 28, 2013

Juventus have signed striker Nicolas Anelka from Shanghai Shenhua on a five-month rolling contract.

28 Jan 2013 - 4:36am

2012 deadliest year in Karachi for two decades

Pakistan’s financial hub Karachi saw its deadliest year in two decades last year, with around 2,000 people killed in violence linked to ethnic and political tensions.

7 Jan 2013 - 2:54pm

Group says Myanmar leaders need 'moral leadership' to stop violence

President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi must show "moral leadership" if Myanmar is to stem communal violence between Muslims and Buddhists, the International Crisis Group said yesterday.

11 Nov 2012 - 6:14am

Mali's famous culture under threat as Islamists ban music

The pickup halted in Kidal, the far-flung Malian desert town that is home to members of the Grammy-winning band Tinariwen.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2012

China must lead world in emissions cuts

I refer to the article ("China, EU strike deal to cut carbon", September 21).

3 Oct 2012 - 1:42am 2 comments