Burma: The fight for democracy
Aug 9, 2010
World | Associated Press | Monday August 18, 2014
Myanmar's downtrodden Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship, targeted in deadly sectarian violence and corralled into dirty camps without aid. To heap on the indignity, Myanmar's government is pressuring foreign officials not to speak the gro...
World | Associated Press | Sunday July 27, 2014
The new UN human rights envoy for Myanmar expressed serious concern about the conditions in camps for more than 100,000 mostly minority Muslims displaced by violence led by Buddhist extremists, and warned that the country's human rights situation may...
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 8, 2014
Myanmar's reformist president has warned that newly-won media freedoms could be curtailed if stability is threatened by religious bloodshed shaking the former military-ruled country.
World | Reuters | Friday July 4, 2014
Police in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-biggest city, said they had arrested another five people after sectarian violence in which a Buddhist and a Muslim died, but an overnight curfew and a heavy security presence appeared to have restored calm on Frid...
World | Reuters | Thursday July 3, 2014
Two men were killed in a second night of rioting in Mandalay, Myanmar's second-largest city, a security official said on Thursday, the latest flare-up in two years of sectarian unrest between Buddhists and Muslims that threatens fledgling reforms.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 3, 2014
Two people have been killed during Buddhist-Muslim violence in Myanmar's second-largest city of Mandalay, police said on Thursday.
World | Agence France-Press | Friday February 28, 2014
From China's crackdown on activists to flawed elections in Cambodia and widespread violence against Muslims in Myanmar, Asia's human rights record in 2013 remained poor, US officials said Thursday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 21, 2013
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned on Saturday that communal violence and weak "rule of law" could scare off investors despite the country's rapid pace of political and economic reform.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 9, 2013
Muslims marked the Eid-ul-Fitr festival on Thursday with feasts and prayers, even as bombings killed dozens of people in Asia and the threat of fresh violence loomed in the Middle East.
World | Reuters | Monday August 5, 2013
A small bomb exploded at a Buddhist temple in Indonesia's capital, slightly injuring three people, in protest against violence against Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, a government official said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 25, 2013
Myanmar late on Tuesday banned a controversial Time magazine cover story on Buddhist-Muslim religious violence "to prevent further conflict", according to a government spokesman, after days of angry reaction to the article.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 24, 2013
Myanmar has reacted angrily to a Time magazine cover story on a prominent radical monk accused of fuelling anti-Muslim violence, accompanied by the headline "The Face of Buddhist Terror".
World | Associated Press | Wednesday May 29, 2013
Hundreds of Buddhist men on motorcycles waved iron rods and bamboo poles and threw rocks in a northeastern Myanmar town on Wednesday, a day after a mosque and a Muslim orphanage were torched in a new wave of violence targeting the religious minority....
World | Reuters | Tuesday May 28, 2013
Muslims and Buddhists clashed in Myanmar's northern city of Lashio on Tuesday, witnesses said, as a wave of sectarian violence reached a mountainous region near China's border.
World | Associated Press | Saturday May 25, 2013
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 neighbors after a spate of deadly sectarian violence, an official said on Saturda...
World | Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013
President Barack Obama urged the president of Myanmar on Monday to take steps to halt violence against Muslims in his country and move ahead with economic and political reforms.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 11, 2013
Myanmar's authorities were on alert on Saturday as a cyclone threatened to hit the west of the country where around 140,000 people displaced by communal violence languish in flood-prone camps.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday May 1, 2013
Buddhist mobs hurling bricks overran a pair of mosques and set hundreds of homes ablaze in central Myanmar on Tuesday, injuring at least 10 people in the latest anti-Muslim violence to shake the Southeast Asian nation.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 23, 2013
The European Union agreed on Monday to lift all sanctions on Myanmar, except for an arms embargo, despite a Human Rights Watch report which accused authorities of complicity in the mass killing of Muslims in the west of the country last year.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 12, 2013
A Muslim businessman, his wife and an employee have been sentenced to prison after an altercation at their gold shop led to anti-Muslim riots in which at least 43 people were killed in Myanmar last month.