Thailand has sent around 1,300 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a top official said, dismaying rights campaigners who warned the minority Muslims faced persecution in the former junta-ruled country.
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."
Myanmar said it will not grant citizenship to Muslims identifying themselves as Rohingya, despite renewed pressure by United Nations which describes them as world`s most persecuted.
An asylum-seeker collapsed and died after staff at a Japanese immigration centre failed to call for help, allegedly because the doctor was having lunch, a pressure group today said.
The UN refugee agency said that two people were killed and six wounded when security forces tried to quell a dispute at a refugee camp housing Muslims in western Myanmar.
Human Rights Watch on Monday urged India to use its influence with Myanmar authorities to demand an end to attacks on Muslims there.
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.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai