World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 16, 2015
A top American diplomat today decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in a crunch election year for the former junta-run country.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 5, 2014
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.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 20, 2014
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.
World News | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
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.
World News | 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 News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 31, 2013
The United States has appealed to Myanmar to immediately shun its plan of a two-child policy for Rohingya Muslims.
World News | Associated Press | Saturday May 25, 2013
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.
World News | 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 News | 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 News | Agence France-Presse | Monday May 20, 2013
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.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday May 16, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday May 15, 2013
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.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday May 14, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 22, 2013
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 4, 2013
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 News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 14, 2012
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.
World News | Associated Press | Friday November 30, 2012
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...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 4, 2012
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.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday October 30, 2012
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.
World News | Associated Press | Friday October 26, 2012
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 26, 2012
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.
World News | Associated Press | Wednesday October 24, 2012
Skirmishes between Muslims and Buddhists in western Myanmar have spread to two new districts where authorities are struggling to douse flames from burning homes, the government said on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 11, 2012
The United Nations on Monday said it had begun evacuating staff from its base in western Myanmar where fierce sectarian unrest has seen deadly clashes between Muslims and Buddhists.