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Sectarian violence

24 dead in Iraq mosque suicide bombing

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad on Saturday, the deadliest in a series of attacks that left 24 people dead nationwide days ahead of Shiite commemorations.

Sunday, 23 June, 2013, 2:00pm

900 Myanmese held as two killed in sectarian clashes in Malaysia

Malaysian police said yesterday 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.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:25am

Rakhine state Rohingya face two-child limit on family size

Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have introduced a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, in an effort to ease tensions with the Rohingya's Buddhist neighbours after a spate of deadly sectarian violence, an official said.

26 May 2013 - 7:15am

Rising death toll from Muslim-Coptic strife turns up heat on Mursi

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi faced growing turmoil as clashes between Muslims and Christians led to another death after a religious service held for Copts killed in violence in the previous two days.

9 Apr 2013 - 3:57am

11 killed in central Nigeria village attacks

The attacks centred around the volatile city of Jos, where thousands have been killed since Nigeria became a democracy in 1999.

7 Apr 2013 - 6:30pm

Rights group calls for probe into Myanmar's sectarian killings

The New York-based rights watchdog released satellite images which it said showed more than 800 buildings which were destroyed in the central town of Meikhtila, leaving several charred areas where homes and properties once stood.

2 Apr 2013 - 2:10am

State linked to Myanmar unrest, says UN

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Myanmar's human rights said he had received reports of "state involvement" in some of the recent violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the former army-ruled nation.

30 Mar 2013 - 2:50am

Sri Lanka boosts security after anti-Muslim attack

Elite police commandos patrolled a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital on Friday after hundreds of rampaging Buddhist hardliners torched a Muslim-owned business in the latest in a series of mob attacks.

30 Mar 2013 - 2:46am

Myanmar president rejects religious extremism

Myanmar President Thein Sein on Thursday vowed a tough response to religious extremists after a wave of deadly Buddhist-Muslim violence in the former army-ruled nation.

At least 40 people have been killed and mosques burned in several towns in central Myanmar since fresh sectarian strife erupted on March 20, prompting the government to impose emergency rule and curfews in some areas.

28 Mar 2013 - 9:01pm

Myanmar imposes emergency rule as death toll hits 20

Myanmar declared a state of emergency on Friday for a riot-hit town where 20 people have been killed in Buddhist-Muslim violence that has sparked fears of spreading unrest.

Swathes of Meiktila, located 130 kilometres north of the capital Naypyidaw, have been reduced to ashes as the authorities struggle to establish control after three days of clashes and arson.

23 Mar 2013 - 1:10am