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Seven Ethnic Rakhines Killed After Myanmar Police Fire on Protest

Police in western Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state shot dead at least seven ethnic Rakhine protesters and wounded 13 others after members of the minority group marking a nationalist Buddhist anniversary tried to take over a local government building, sources said Wednesday. More than 4,000 ethnic Rakhines had gathered in the town of Mrauk U Tuesday […]Read More

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UN Puts Rakhine Death Toll at 1,000, Twice The Government

More than a thousand residents of northwestern Myanmar’s Rakhine state may have died in recent weeks of ethnic clashes, a number far greater than that provided in government estimates, a U.N. representative for Myanmar says. Though official tolls point to only 432 killed, including 15 security personnel and 30 civilians, “perhaps a thousand or more […]Read More

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Alarm Grows Among Myanmar’s Neighbors Over Violence in Rakhine State

Myanmar’s neighbors reacted with growing concern Wednesday as the International Organization of Migration (IOM) said that more than 18,000 Rohingya Muslims had fled their homes within the past week after a spate of violence erupted in Rakhine state.

 In Dhaka, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called on the United States to pressure Myanmar into stopping […]Read More

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Myanmar Boosts Measures to Take on Rohingya Militants in Rakhine

Myanmar’s military and government are stepping up efforts to tackle chaos in northern Rakhine state and deter further attacks by militant Rohingya Muslims who sparked another round of deadly violence last week with armed assaults on 30 police outposts. Militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which the government has declared a terrorist group, […]Read More

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Scores Killed in Series of Attacks on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

At least 71 people, including 12 Myanmar government troops, were killed when militants claiming to fight for the political rights of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims staged attacks on more than two dozen border posts in northern Rakhine State, triggering a new wave of refugees to Bangladesh, officials said Friday. It was the deadliest single-day toll […]Read More

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One Rohingya Dead, Six Injured in Attack by Buddhist Mob

Authorities in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state tightened security in the state capital after a Buddhist mob attacked and killed one Rohingya Muslim man and injured six others in the latest act of sectarian violence to rock the restive state, local police said on Wednesday. A group of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists threw bricks at the Rohingya […]Read More

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Bangladesh Boosts Security on Myanmar Border After Deadly Attacks Along

Bangladesh officials said Monday it had beefed up security along its southern border following an outbreak of violence in neighboring Myanmar that left nine Burmese border guards and eight alleged attackers dead a day earlier. Unknown assailants on Sunday attacked three border guard posts in the Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships, which lie in Myanmar’s troubled […]Read More