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Eight injured in Myanmar temple town violence

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in Mrauk U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight locals injured, scaring tourists and sparking fears that the historical monuments are under threat.

Myanmar woman widowed in Rakhine attack pleads for peace

A woman widowed in the latest deadly attack by ethnic Rakhine rebels called on the army and insurgents to lay down arms and talk, as violence rips through the troubled western Myanmar state.

Nine police killed in attack in Myanmar’s Rakhine: police

Yangon - Nine policemen have been killed in a militant attack in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, police said on Sunday, as tensions ratchet up in a state riven by ethnic and religious conflict.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi courts investment for strife-torn Rakhine state

Pyay - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi touted Rakhine state's "untapped" economic potential to investors Friday, but glossed over violence that has scorched the area -- most recently claiming the life of an 18-year-old civilian.

Myanmar's Rakhine rebels attack police posts in pre-dawn raids

Ethnic Rakhine rebels carried out pre-dawn attacks on four police stations near the Bangladesh border in a strike confirmed Friday by both the rebel group and Myanmar's army, with the militants claiming to have killed seven and taken 14 "prisoners of w...

'We don't need their prize': Myanmar defiant as Amnesty pulls Suu Kyi award

Myanmar authorities and citizens leapt to the defence of Aung San Suu Kyi Tuesday after Amnesty International stripped her of its top award over indifference to atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims, doubling down on support for the civilian le...

UN teams given first access to Myanmar's Rakhine

Yangon - The UN began work Wednesday inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled the area last year.

Fear and isolation for Myanmar's remaining Rohingya

Akyab - By the twisted standards of Myanmar's Rakhine state, Abdullah is one of its more fortunate Rohingya residents.The 34-year-old is alive, his village is intact and he is able to make a living -- albeit a meagre one -- in his homeland as a farmer.

With Rohingya gone, Myanmar's ethnic Rakhine seek Muslim-free 'buffer zone'

Pyay - Buddhist flags hang limply from bamboo poles at the entrance to Koe Tan Kauk, a "model" village for ethnic Rakhine migrants shuttled north to repopulate an area once dominated by Rohingya Muslims.

Rakhine clash exposes Myanmar's combustible ethnic mix

Bangkok - The deaths of seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in Myanmar's north has cast fresh light on the complex swirl of religious and ethnic tensions in one of the country's poorest and most troubled regions.

Seven ethnic Rakhine killed as Myanmar police fire on riot

Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said Wednesday, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred.

More than 250,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh: UN

Cox's Bazar - More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar last October, the United Nations said Thursday, as more bodies washed up a day after boats sank attempting to cross the river that...

UN says 164,000 refugees enter Bangladesh from Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - Some 164,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have now crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting between militants and Myanmar's military, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Machetes vs machine guns: Rohingya militants outgunned in Myanmar

Cox's Bazar - Farmhand-turned-fighter Ala Uddin abandoned the Rohingya Muslim militants battling Myanmar's army once he realised they were armed with little more than clubs and machetes -- a mismatch that has nonetheless drawn scores to the nascent cause.

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

Yangon - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and mainly Muslim countries in Asia led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Buddhists and Hindus flee Myanmar's sectarian clashes

Cox's Bazar - Village chief San Tun's remote Mro tribe used to get by foraging in the Myanmar jungle, living among the patchwork of ethnic groups who co-existed imperfectly in Rakhine state.But last month murder visited his community.
 

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