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Military operation in troubled Rakhine has ended, says Myanmar

Myanmar`s military has ended a clearance operation in the country`s troubled Rakhine State, government officials said, ending a four-month sweep that the United Nations said may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar to probe police over allegations of crimes against Rohingya

Myanmar to probe police over allegations of crimes against Rohingya

Myanmar has denied almost all allegations of human rights abuses in northern Rakhine State, where many Rohingya live.

Hundreds likely killed in Myanmar crackdown on Rohingya: UN

Myanmar`s four-month military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims has likely killed hundreds of people, the UN said Friday in a report detailing horrific abuses allegedly committed against civilians in Rakhine state.

Myanmar police arrest Muslims over Yangon bombings

Myanmar police arrest Muslims over Yangon bombings

Dozens of people have died in northern Rakhine after attacks on police border posts last months sparked a military crackdown.

Almost 70 killed in month of Rakhine violence: Myanmar Army

Myanmar`s security forces have killed almost 70 people since taking control of northern Rakhine state last month, the army said, adding that media reports of widespread destruction in the area were "false news".

Eight killed in surge of Rakhine violence: Myanmar army

Eight killed in surge of Rakhine violence: Myanmar army

Soldiers have killed several dozen people and arrested scores in their hunt for the attackers, who the government says are radicalised Rohingya militants.

UN envoys urge Myanmar to probe killings, arrests in Muslim-majority region

UN human rights experts have called on Myanmar to investigate allegations that security forces have killed unarmed civilians, burned villages and made arbitrary arrests in a Muslim-majority region where a crackdown has followed attacks on border police.

Terrified residents flee northern Myanmar as crackdown widens

Terrified residents flee northern Myanmar as crackdown widens

Local officials believe hundreds of people from the area spent months planning attacks on police posts along the Bangladesh border that sparked the crisis this week.

Death toll rises as Myanmar battles border attackers

Myanmar`s security forces have now killed at least 26 people in response to attacks on police that have sparked a dramatic escalation in violence in a Muslim-majority region along its border with Bangladesh, according to reports in state media.

Nine policemen killed in Myanmar

Nine policemen were killed and five injured when dozens of armed men attacked three border posts in Myanmar`s Rakhine state, police said on Monday.

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi makes first UN speech as Myanmar leader

Suu Kyi's appearance Monday at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations is the latest landmark in a personal and national transformation as the country also known as Burma emerges from five decades of military rule.

Religious tensions bristle in Myanmar village after mosque destroyed

Scores of police have been deployed to guard a village in central Myanmar where religious tensions are running high after a Buddhist mob destroyed a mosque, authorities said on Saturday.

UNHRC adopts resolution on Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

The UN rights body on Friday adopted without a vote a resolution on addressing the human rights situation of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar, nearly a month after a regional crisis erupted with hundreds of migrants from the nation found adrift in the Bay of Bengal.

Myanmar to repatriate boat people after verification

Myanmar to repatriate boat people after verification

 Myanmar authorities will repatriate the remaining batch of boat people to their countries of origin after the verification process is completed, the foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday.

Anti-migrant protests planned in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine

Buddhist hardliners in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine state are planning a day of protest against local authorities helping desperate boat migrants found adrift in the Bay of Bengal, organisers said Sunday.

'Myanmar lands over 700 migrants from seized boat'

Myanmar on Wednesday landed a boat with 727 migrants on board in the country`s western Rakhine state, after keeping the vessel at sea for days, a Reuters witness said.

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

Several Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, describing it as "nothing less than genocide," and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state.

Indonesia believes most migrants at sea not Rohingya: Australia

Indonesia believes most migrants at sea not Rohingya: Australia

 Indonesia has told Australia that most of the migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia are illegal labourers from Bangladesh, not oppressed Muslim Rohingya, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in comments published Saturday.

Military in rare clash with insurgents in west Myanmar

Myanmar's military has arrested five people after a rare clash with insurgents in Rakhine state, state media said today, potentially complicating efforts to reach a nationwide ceasefire with numerous rebel groups.

Myanmar says plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication

Myanmar President Thein Sein has denied that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing "torture" in western Rakhine state, telling the Voice of America Burmese Service such media reports were fabrication.