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Fear grips western Myanmar after five Muslims killed

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 17:51

Terrified women and children hid in forests and security forces patrolled tense villages in western Myanmar on Wednesday, residents said, after sectarian clashes which left five Muslims dead.

Rohingya Muslims forced to identify themselves as `Bengalis`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 08:37

The Rohingya community in Myanmar are being held in squalid camps and even beaten up.

Myanmar`s Suu Kyi slams two-child limit for Muslims

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 09:02

Aung San Suu Kyi has faced criticism for failing to defend the Rohingya following two waves of deadly sectarian violence last year.

Myanmar government panel recommends security boost

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 14:13

A special commission appointed by Myanmar`s government to investigate sectarian violence last year has issued a list of proposals to ease tensions including doubling the number of security forces in the region.

Myanmar verifying Muslim citizenship

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 16:10

Myanmar`s government has launched a major operation aimed at verifying the citizenship of Muslims in western Rakhine state, the coastal territory that has been torn apart by Buddhist-Muslim violence since June.

US asks Myanmar to provide security in Rakhine state

Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2012, 23:30

The Rohingya are described by the UN as among the world`s most persecuted minorities, and are not officially recognised as citizens in Burma since 1982.

Myanmar acknowledges destruction, ethnic unrest in Rakhine

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 16:21

Burmese president Thein Sein has acknowledged major destruction and ethnic unrest in the west of the country.

At least 56 dead in new ethnic violence in Myanmar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 20:37

At least 56 people have been killed and nearly 2,000 homes destroyed in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in western Myanmar, a government official said.

Muslim-Buddhist clashes spread in western Myanmar

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 09:11

The unrest is one of the worst reported between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

Myanmar: Curfew on one more area in Rakhine state

Last Updated: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 15:34

Myanmar`s local authorities have imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Kyauktaw in western Rakhine state since Wednesday night.

Bangladesh`s position on Myanmar refugees remain u

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 22:01

Bangladesh stuck to its stand of preventing influx of Muslim Rohingya refugees from the troubled Rakhine state of neighbouring Myanmar.

Myanmar: ‘29 killed in state riot’

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 21:24

A total of 37 refugee camps have been opened in the state housing about 32,000 victims so far.