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.

UN envoy raises alarm over west Myanmar `persecution`

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

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.

Several dead in Myanmar sectarian unrest: Activist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indonesia temple bomb `response to screams of Rohingya`

A bomb that exploded at a Buddhist temple in the Indonesian capital Jakarta bore the words "we are responding to the screams of the Rohingya", the place of worship said Monday.

Mahabodhi blasts: Role of Naxals, Rohingyas being looked into

Groping in dark over the Mahabodhi temple serial blasts, security agencies have now started looking into role right wing extremists, Maoists, Rohingya Muslims besides Indian Mujahideen in incident.

Make Rohingya Muslims Myanmar citizens: UN chief

The UN chief is warning Myanmar that it must end Buddhist attacks on minority Muslims in the country`s west if it wants to be seen as a credible nation.

Myanmar man gets 26 years for attack

Myanmar has sentenced a Muslim man to 26 years in prison for an attack on a Buddhist woman that sparked religious violence last month in nation.

Three Rohingya killed in clash with Myanmar police

Police and activists say several women villagers from Myanmar`s Rohingya minority have been shot dead in a confrontation with security officials.

Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya Muslims capsize off Myanmar

Several overcrowded boats carrying more than 100 Rohingya Muslims trying to escape an approaching cyclone have capsized off the coast of western Myanmar. The United Nations says only 42 are known to have survived.

Myanmar waging `ethnic cleansing` against Rohingya Muslims: HRW

Myanmar has waged "a campaign of ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims, a leading rights watchdog said Monday.

Myanmar survivors say floated at sea for 25 days

Myanmar asylum seekers rescued by Sri Lanka`s Navy last week say they floated for 25 days at sea and 97 people died of starvation.