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At least six Buddhists killed in rising Rakhine violence

04 Feb 2019

YANGON Suspected insurgents killed at least six members of a Buddhist ethnic minority in western Myanmar on Thursday, the government and regional sources said, amid spiraling violence in troubled Rakhine state.

Special Report - How Myanmar forces burned, looted and killed in a remote village

10 Feb 2018

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Myanmar forces and Buddhist villagers torched Rohingya homes, then killed

09 Feb 2018

INN DIN, Myanmar Bound together, the 10 Rohingya captives watched their Buddhist neighbours dig a grave. Soon afterwards, on the morning of Sept. 2, all 10 lay dead. At least two were hacked to death by Buddhist villagers. The rest were shot by soldiers, two of the gravediggers said.

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces general

14 Nov 2017

YANGON Myanmar's army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

Last exit from Myanmar, Rohingya wait for weeks on beach

13 Nov 2017

AH LEI THAN KYAW, Myanmar Some 1,000 Rohingya Muslims desperate to leave Myanmar are camped on this exposed, sun-baked beach on the Bay of Bengal waiting for a boat to carry them to sanctuary in Bangladesh.

Myanmar sees 'bad consequences' if U.S. imposes sanctions on military

03 Nov 2017

YANGON Proposed U.S. sanctions targeting Myanmar's military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday.

Myanmar to charge journalists on assignment for Turkish state TV: officials

28 Oct 2017

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar police said on Saturday they were preparing to charge journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster TRT, their local interpreter and driver for bringing a drone into the country without permission.

Myanmar detains reporters on assignment for Turkish state TV

28 Oct 2017

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar police detained two journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster TRT and their interpreter and driver on Friday for flying a drone near the parliament compound, amid tension between the two countries over the Rohingya crisis.

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar for Bangladesh

16 Oct 2017

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

14 Oct 2017

YANGON Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.

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