Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said on Saturday.

Myanmar lifts curfew in western state capital

 Myanmar Thursday lifted a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed in the capital of Rakhine state.

Abuse growing as thousands flee Myanmar violence: UN

The thousands of Rohingya Muslims still flooding out of Myanmar`s Rakhine state two years after violence erupted there are facing increasing abuse and exploitation, the UN refugee agency warned today.

Tensions as Myanmar embarks on first census in 30 years

Tens of thousands of census-takers fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday to gather data for a rare snapshot of the former junta-ruled nation that is already stoking sectarian tensions.

UN rights chief urges Myanmar to probe sectarian killings

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay urged Myanmar on Thursday to investigate reports that more than 40 people had been killed in attacks on Rohingya Muslims in the country`s strife-torn Rakhine state.

US `troubled` by Myanmar unrest

The United States said on Friday it was "deeply troubled" by a new wave of unrest in western Myanmar which has left several people dead, and warned security forces against "excessive force."

Buddhist mobs kill 1, torch 70 homes in Myanmar

President Thein Sein on Tuesday travelled to Myanmar`s conflict-torn west as a new spate of sectarian violence gripped the state of Rakhine, with police saying Buddhist rioters killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes.

Sectarian tensions flare in Myanmar town

Tension was high in a northwestern Myanmar town late on Monday after Buddhist mobs torched two homes belonging to Muslims and security forces were placed on high alert.

UN envoy wraps up visit to strife-hit Myanmar areas

Several waves of clashes between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims have left 115,000 people displaced, as well as more than 100 dead.

Deadly attack in Myanmar ahead of Obama visit

Myanmar state media say ethnic rebels in the country`s north have staged a deadly attack on a prison convoy.

Myanmar: Satellite images reveal ‘destruction’ in Rakhine

A US-based human rights group has released images depicting the extent of damage in the violence-stricken Rakhine state.

Myanmar making progress: UN expert

The UN special investigator on human rights in Myanmar says serious challenges remain including continuing detention of political prisoners.

Fresh Muslim-Buddhist clashes in Myanmar, 3 killed

Hundreds of houses were torched and three killed in fresh sectarian clashes that erupted between the Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar, authorities said on Tuesday.