Armed Myanmar border police walk by homes during a patrol in Maungni village, Maungdaw township

Journalists Tour Violence-Ridden Areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Reporters from 18 domestic and international news agencies on Friday toured Rohingya Muslim villages in Maungdaw and Buthidaung townships in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state which has continued to be wracked by...
In Burma, the party that once defended dissidents is letting them be thrown in jail

Arakanese young monks to hold protests across Rakhine on Sunday

Arakanese Young Monk Association (for maintaining discipline and welfare to the people) on Thursday sought permission from the Rakhine State government to hold protests throughout the state on the weekend, said the association’s patron...
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Aung San Suu Kyi set to miss the UN General Assembly due to Burma...

‘She is trying to control the security situation, to have internal peace and stability, and to prevent the spread of communal conflict,’ spokesman says Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi will miss the United Nations...
Demonstrators march in Sittwe, Myanmar on Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh since late August. (Associated Press)

Buddhists protest to urge Myanmar not to repatriate Rohingya

  Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The...
Aye Maung writes notes during high-level talks at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw in this 10 April 2015 file photo. (Photo: Reuters)

ANP upheaval reaches new heights as party chair Aye Maung resigns

In a development certain to shake up the political arena in Rakhine State and beyond, the leader of the Arakan National Party (ANP) has submitted a letter of resignation, throwing one of Burma’s most...
Myanmar police standing guard at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Sittwe in western Myanmar's Rakhine State, Sept. 1, 2017.

Myanmar Jails Rohingya IDP Camp Resident for Attempt to Travel Without Papers

Myanmar on Monday jailed a Rohingya woman for a year for trying to travel to the commercial capital Yangon from her internally displaced persons camp in the western state of Rakhine without proper documents,...

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar’s ‘Buddhist bin Laden’ Wirathu blasts international community

Firebrand monk criticises calls to bring the country’s generals to justice at the International Criminal Court An ultra-nationalist monk – dubbed the “Buddhist Bin Laden” – on Sunday criticised the international community for calls to...
Aung San Suu Kyi is running out of excuses for her silence on the Rohingya crisis

Military Led Investigation Team Visits Violence-hit Rohingya Regions

MAUNGDAW (Myanmar), Feb 16 (Bernama) -- The Myanmar military-led Investigation Team has recently visited Rohingya villages to investigate into the crimes against humanity allegedly committed by its own troops on the Rohingya minority population,...
Suu Kyi has been running interference for the military out of two of her cabinet offices: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Counsellor’s Office

Myanmar Leader Says No Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said ethnic cleansing was too strong a term to describe what was happening in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region, the BBC reported on Wednesday.   "I don't think...
Myanmar police block a street in a neighborhood in Mingala Taungnyunt township in the commercial capital Yangon during a confrontation between Buddhists and Muslims, May 10, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Seven in Yangon Scuffle Between Buddhist Nationalists And Muslims

Myanmar police arrested and charged two monks and five Buddhist nationalists on Thursday for their involvement in a confrontation in a Yangon neighborhood where they claimed that ethnic Rohingya Muslims were hiding “illegally.” Two men...
Men work on repairing the roof of a mosque in Yangon on May 30, 2017, during Ramadan. Though they are only a small minority, Muslims have been present in Myanmar for centuries. But now many feel unwelcome in their homeland.

Ramadan in Myanmar leaves Muslims out in the cold

YANGON // Huddled under umbrellas to escape a thundering monsoon downpour, dozens of Muslims stood in line at a Yangon mosque for a small portion of rice and curry to break their Ramadan fast. Many...
Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017.

Myanmar Police Arrest Man For Deadly Rakhine Mob Attack on Rohingya

Men carry the body of Maung Nu, a Rohingya Muslim who was killed by a Buddhist mob, away from the crime scene in Sittwe, capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine state, July 4, 2017. RFA Myanmar police...

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