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UN calls on Myanmar`s Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

The UN has urged Myanmar`s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit the north of Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.

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.

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya fleeing Myanmar unrest

Police in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox`s Bazar said on Wednesday, they had detained 70 Rohingya, including women and children, and would send them back across the border.

Myanmar government faces new crisis as ethnic armies attack military

The fighting last year pitted the army against the predominantly ethnic Chinese Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and its allies, the Ta`ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Arakan Army (AA).

Dozens killed in weekend of fresh violence in Myanmar's Rakhine

Dozens killed in weekend of fresh violence in Myanmar's Rakhine

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

Myanmar not trying to hide anything in Rakhine, investigating - Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday investigations were underway into the situation in Rakhine State, where many members of a Muslim minority live and where human rights workers say conflict has led to abuse of civilians by the military.

Severe flooding hits Myanmar, over 6,000 affected

Severe flooding has hit Myanmar`s Rakhine state, affecting over 6,000 people since Tuesday, officials said on Friday.

Myanmar Rohingya boat dead `forced` to travel by sea: Witnesses

Witnesses to a boat capsize that left some 20 people dead, including children, say the victims were from the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority and blamed the tragedy on restrictions that forced them to journey by sea.

HRW urges Myanmar to end 'abusive restriction' on Rohingyas

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged Myanmar to put an end to "abusive restrictions" on the ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority in the western Rakhine state.

Myanmar lifts state of emergency in troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar`s outgoing government on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency in conflict-hit Rakhine, a parting gesture that coincides with turbulent relations between Aung San Suu Kyi`s new administration and the western state`s powerful Buddhist political party.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for unity in divided Rakhine

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi called for unity in volatile Rakhine state on Saturday in an impassioned election rally, tackling head-on bitter religious divisions between Buddhists and Muslims that have shaken the former junta-run nation.

69 die in Myanmar floods, 250,000 affected

 The death toll from severe flooding in Myanmar has risen to 69, with 259,799 people affected by the disaster, the ministry of social welfare said on Wednesday.

Myanmar admits `weak` flood response as disaster spreads

Myanmar`s government admitted its "weak" response to floods inundating swathes of the country had hampered evacuation efforts, state media said Tuesday, as officials warned that swollen rivers were threatening new areas.

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed at least 27 people, officials said.

Anti-migrant protests in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine

Buddhist hardliners backed by monks protested in Myanmar`s troubled Rakhine state Sunday against help being offered to desperate migrants found adrift on boats in the Bay of Bengal.

Over 416,000 people need aid in Myanmar's Rakhine State

 The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that three years since outbreaks of inter-communal violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar, more than 416,000 people continue to need humanitarian assistance.

Migrant boat seized off Myanmar still at sea a day later

A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized of Myanmar`s coast was still being towed at sea on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination.

"Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat"

Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat, bringing 208 people to shore, an official said on Friday, as it faced mounting international pressure to tackle a regional migration crisis.

Myanmar`s Rohingya parents anxious for news of missing children

A generation of young Rohingya Muslims are disappearing on boats to escape persecution and despair in Myanmar, leaving frantic parents behind clutching on to little more than photographs and fading hope that their children are safe.

UN chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims' status ahead of vote

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Myanmar to address the citizenship status of Rohingya Muslims in the country`s western Rakhine state ahead of a general election scheduled to be held later this year.