Rakhine

  • Myanmar Muslims hide in forests amid deadly sectarian clashes October 3, 2013

    Terrified Muslim families hid in forests in western Myanmar a day after fleeing renewed sectarian violence that killed at least five people even as the President toured the divided region for the first time. The violence underscored the government's failure to stop the unrest from spreading since it erupted last year,...
  • B'desh: 10 Buddhist temples, 50 homes torched; 170 held October 2, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh accused Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on Monday of involvement in attacks on Buddhist temples and homes in the southeast and said the violence was triggered by a photo posted on Facebook that insulted Islam. Thousands of Muslims went on a rampage in Buddhist areas of Bangladesh near...
  • State of emergency declared in western Myanmar June 11, 2012

    Yangon: The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state on June 10 night following the unrest. The declaration, aired by the state radio and television, was signed by President U Thein Sein who also delivered an address to the nation in a live broadcast. The declaration was made...