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'Rakhine' - 22 News Result(s)

  • Malaysia Says 18 Deaths Could Be Linked To Myanmar Unrest

    Malaysia Says 18 Deaths Could Be Linked To Myanmar Unrest

    Police have detained 15 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their native country, reports said today.

  • Thai Fishermen Convert Boats to Cash in on Human-Smuggling

    Thai Fishermen Convert Boats to Cash in on Human-Smuggling

    The smuggling of Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar is so lucrative that Thai fishermen are converting their boats to carry humans, police and officials in southern Thailand said.

  • Myanmar rejects UN resolution on Rohingya Muslims

    Myanmar rejects UN resolution on Rohingya Muslims

    Myanmar rejected on Thursday a U.N. resolution urging it to grant citizenship to the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority group, and accused the United Nations of impinging on its sovereignty.

  • Time magazine 'Buddhist Terror' headline irks this country

    Time magazine 'Buddhist Terror' headline irks this country

    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".

  • US urges Myanmar to remove its two child policy for Muslims

    US urges Myanmar to remove its two child policy for Muslims

    The United States has appealed to Myanmar to immediately shun its plan of a two-child policy for Rohingya Muslims.

  • Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Myanmar

    Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence.

  • Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Myanmar

    Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Myanmar

    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...

  • US President Barack Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Muslims

    US President Barack Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Muslims

    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.

  • After cyclone Mahasen, Myanmar camps face monsoon threat

    After cyclone Mahasen, Myanmar camps face monsoon threat

    Myanmar's victims of sectarian strife were spared the full force of Cyclone Mahasen, but many are now returning to flimsy tents in flood-prone camps with the monsoon just weeks away.

  • Myanmar minority resist Cyclone Mahasen evacuation

    A cyclone only a day away carries wind and rain that could become deadly. But in dozens of refugee camps that spatter Myanmar's western coast, the order to evacuate ahead of the storm was met with widespread refusal.

  • Cyclone weakens but Bangladesh, Myanmar on alert: United Nations

    Cyclone weakens but Bangladesh, Myanmar on alert: United Nations

    A cyclone threatening to lash low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to have weakened, but still poses a risk to more than eight million people, according to the UN.

  • Boat carrying around 100 Rohingya Muslims sinks off Myanmar

    A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized off western Myanmar with many feared drowned at the start of a mass evacuation from low-lying regions ahead of Cyclone Mahasen, a UN official said on Tuesday.

  • At least 10 dead in Myanmar riots: MP

    At least 10 people have been killed in riots in central Myanmar, an MP said Thursday, prompting international concern at the country's worst communal unrest since a wave of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last year.

  • 13,000 boat people flee Myanmar, Bangladesh: United Nations

    13,000 boat people flee Myanmar, Bangladesh: United Nations

    About 13,000 boat people, including many stateless Rohingya Muslims, fled Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh in 2012 with hundreds dying during the perilous sea voyage, the UN said on Friday.

  • India announces $1 million to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

    India announces $1 million to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

    India on Friday announced assistance of $1 million towards relief in Myanmar's Rakhine state which was rocked by widespread ethnic clashes leaving thousands displaced.

  • Myanmar verifying Muslim citizenship

    Myanmar verifying Muslim citizenship

    Guarded by rifle-toting police, immigration authorities in western Myanmar have launched a major operation aimed at settling an explosive question at the heart of the biggest crisis the government has faced since beginning its nascent transition to d...

  • Suu Kyi says cannot back Myanmar's Rohingya: Reports

    Suu Kyi says cannot back Myanmar's Rohingya: Reports

    Aung San Suu Kyi has declined to speak out on behalf of Rohingya Muslims and insisted she will not use "moral leadership" to back either side in deadly communal unrest in west Myanmar, reports said.

  • Fear, mistrust grip Myanmar's volatile Rakhine region

    Fear, mistrust grip Myanmar's volatile Rakhine region

    As security forces police the edgy aftermath of sectarian bloodshed in western Myanmar, fearful Buddhists and Muslims are arming themselves with homemade weapons, testing the government's resolve to prevent a new wave of violence.

  • Death toll reaches over 100 in Myanmar ethnic strife

    Death toll reaches over 100 in Myanmar ethnic strife

    The death toll from recent ethnic violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine has surpassed 100, an official said Friday, as the government warned that the strife risks harming the country's reputation as it seeks to install democratic rule.

  • 56 dead in Myanmar communal violence: Official

    56 dead in Myanmar communal violence: Official

    At least 56 people have been killed and thousands of homes torched in a wave of communal violence convulsing western Myanmar, a Rakhine state spokesman told AFP on Friday.

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