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Abuse growing as thousands flee Myanmar violence: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 20:52

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.

UN envoy raises alarm over west Myanmar `persecution`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 06:02

Acute shortages of water and medical treatment in western Myanmar following attacks on humanitarian groups are the latest hardships imposed on Rohingya Muslims that "could amount to crimes against humanity", a UN expert has said.

Tensions as Myanmar embarks on first census in 30 years

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 18:04

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 02:28

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.

Several dead in Myanmar sectarian unrest: Activist

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 08:30

Several people including women and a child have been killed in an attack on Rohingya Muslims in strife-torn western Myanmar, a rights group said, as the United States voiced alarm.

US `troubled` by Myanmar unrest

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 06:49

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."

Indonesia jails extremist over Myanmar embassy plot

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 13:31

An Indonesian court jailed an Islamic extremist for seven and a half years Monday over an "evil" plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy to avenge the killing of Rohingya Muslims.

Thai Navy sues website over Rohingya allegations

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 15:19

Thailand`s navy has filed criminal defamation charges against a news website that published stories alleging Thai military involvement in the trafficking of Myanmar`s ethnic Rohingya boatpeople, an editor said.

UN votes to condemn Syria rights abuses

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 10:44

A UN committee on Tuesday slammed rights abuses by the Syrian government after a debate marked by a bitter clash between the UN envoys of Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Suu Kyi fears Myanmar unrest could deter investors

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 15:37

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warned on Saturday that communal violence and weak "rule of law" could scare off investors despite the country`s rapid pace of political and economic reform.

Suu Kyi says unable to stop anti-Muslim violence in Myanmar

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 22:37

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said that she alone could not stop the anti-Muslim violence that has shaken her country and that the solution was to install the rule of law.

Pak Taliban jihadi force of Rohingya Muslims, Bangladeshi, Indonesian nationals training in Burma

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 21:11

An Urdu-language jihadi internet forum has reportedly published over two dozen HD images of "Rohingya Mujahideen".