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 Myanmar's western Rakhine State

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It remains to be seen how her reputation and shuttle diplomacy will play out in coming months as Myanmar intensifies broader engagements with concerned major powers, while at the same time mitigating the adverse effects emanating from the Rakhine ...
(File pix) A Muslim Rohingya girl, stands behind a cloth to create a wall as her family gathers behind, while inside a shelter at the Thet Kel Pyin internally displaced person (IDP) camp in Rakhine State, near the capital of Sittwe, Myanmar, 10 March 2017.
Amnesty International has called for urgent action to be taken after journalist Nay Min Aung (known as Min Min) received death threats after publishing an article about an armed ethnic group operating in Rakhine State, Myanmar. In a statement on 24 ...
Burma's march to democracy, beginning in 2011, uncorked long-suppressed ethnic and religious tensions between Rakhine's Buddhists and the Rohingya. Clashes between the two communities in 2012 killed at least 192 people and displaced 140,000, ...
NAYPYITAW, April 25 (Reuters) - On the ground, the military operation in Rakhine State has been overseen by Major General Maung Maung Soe, the chief of the army's Western Command, one of 14 regional commands operating across Myanmar, said a ...
Gale-force winds have reportedly destroyed some homes and buildings in Maungdaw and Buthitaung townships of Rakhine State. The strong wind that blew in Buthitaung Township at about 2am on Sunday blew off the roofs of two homes and a paddy barn in ...
The 53rd All Sittwe Rakhine Traditional Ceremony of Paying Homage to the Elders feted almost a thousand elderly persons in the township.
children in 10 villages in Ann Township in Rakhine State are reportedly being infected by diarrhoea and given treatment. The villages in the northeast of the township have poor transport links.
The group responsible for the October attacks on Border Guard police outposts in northern Rakhine State are planning to launch fresh attacks in the coming months, several sources familiar with the matter have told Frontier.
The issue that most upsets them is her refusal to take a firm stand on the mistreatment of the Rohingya minority, Muslims of Bengali descent who live in Rakhine State in south-western Burma. Since an outbreak of communal violence between Buddhists and ...
Taungpon Gyi police handcuff three Rohingya Muslims (front), a former soldier and two reporters at the border check point in Taungup valley road.
A motorboat capsized in the Minchaung river nearly 2 furlongs away from Taung Poe Kay village, Minbya township, Mrauk-U district, Rakhine State in a pre-dawn accident on April 13 which left eight passengers dead, according to Minbya Fire Services ...
As the security situation in Rakhine State has stabilised, the government is arranging for refugee camps to be closed down, according to state cabinet secretary U Tin Maung Swe on April 18.
The international community and particularly Asean deserve to be fully apprised regarding the fate of thousands of displaced people in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Instead, all we've had is a worrying government announcement that refugee camps were being ...
The UN estimates that 74,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh since Myanmar began a military crackdown in northern Rakhine State following attacks on border guards on October 9 last year. Many of those fleeing have made allegations ...
In January, Federal Member for Griffith, Terri Butler was part of a delegation organised by Save The Children and funded by the Gates Foundation, to Myanmar.
With its valuable investments in Myanmar's oil infrastructure, located largely within Rakhine, Riyadh has undoubtedly wished to hedge its bets and play both sides of the same coin.
The UN estimates that 74,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border into Bangladesh since Myanmar began a military crackdown in northern Rakhine State following attacks on border guards on October 9 last year. Many of those fleeing have made allegations ...
Tropical cyclone Maarutha crossed Thandwe and Ngapali on the night of April 16, yet caused little damage. About 120,000 people are living in surrounding ...
The international community and particularly the Association of Southeast Nations deserve to be fully apprised regarding the fate of thousands of displaced people in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Instead, all we've had is a worrying government announcement ...
Human-rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine State have led to mounting international condemnation and calls for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry.
cyclone Maarutha made a landfall on West Myanmar's Rakhine coast last night, according to a forecast released by the Myanmar Department of meteorology and hydrology.
The issue that most upsets them is her refusal to take a firm stand on the mistreatment of the Rohingya minority, Muslims of Bengali descent who live in Rakhine State in south-western Burma. Since an outbreak of communal violence between Buddhists and ...
Very warm ocean temperatures may allow for steady strengthening, but increasing shear may limit intensification. It is possible that it will become the equivalent of a strong tropical storm prior to landfall along the coast of Myanmar, likely in the ...
For the past year, Aung San Suu Kyi has been State Counselor, or de facto head of government, in Myanmar, where members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in the northern Rakhine State have been shot, stabbed, starved, robbed, raped and driven from ...
Mainuddin Khan, the police chief in the Bangladeshi border town of Teknaf, said on Thursday that the deadly incident took place along a river dividing Bangladesh from Myanmar's westernmost state of Rakhine. The casualties were caused as border ...
Yangon - Human-rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine State have led to mounting international condemnation and calls for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry.
A wooden motor boat, carrying 61 people, sank early morning when fishing net got wrapped around its propeller in a river near Kyauktaw town in northern part of Rakhine State. Myanmar's fire services department said in a press release that seven people ...
Yaba is usually smuggled into Bangladesh through 45 routes of Cox's Bazar district, bordering Myanmar's Rakhine State, according to intelligence agencies.
Myanmar rejects ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims Myanmar has been internationally censured for its brutal treatment of Rakhine's more than one million Rohingya Muslims, whom the Buddhist majority and the government dismiss as illegal immigrants ...
"We will put in twice the effort to take care of our civilians but our capability is very limited in Rakhine State," said U Thaung Tun.
(File) Muslims people gather at Thet Kel Pyin Muslim IDPs (Internally displaced person) camp during the visit of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan (not in picture) to Rakhine State near capital Sittwe, western Myanmar, 07 September 2016. Photo ...
Yangon, Myanmar (AP) - A top Myanmar official said Tuesday that a U.N. agency's resolution to have an international mission probe alleged human rights abuses by government security forces in troubled Rakhine State is unwanted and unconstructive.
Myanmar has started shutting down three displacement camps in strife-torn Rakhine State, a senior official said Tuesday, although it was not immediately clear where the inhabitants would go.
Yangon, Myanmar (AP) - A top Myanmar official says a U.N. agency's resolution to have an international mission probe alleged human rights abuses by government security forces in troubled Rakhine State is unwanted and unconstructive. National ...
While the Myanmar government faces criticism over its handling of issues in Rakhine State, UNICEF is looking for better ways to improve and promote health and education there.
Heavy equipment is at work in reclaiming 24 acres of land at Warpeik village in Rakhine State where fire brokeout on 13 November evening last year in addition to violent attacks it faced a month earlier.
Yangon - Villagers have disputed an account by police officers and officials of an arrest in Nat Shin village, Pauktaw Township, which ended in the shooting death of the detained man's brother-in-law on Monday.
"They asked us if there was any 'terrorist' in our house," he says, speaking from his home in Myo Thu Gyi village near Maungdaw town, in Myanmar's western Rakhine State. "Then they dragged two of my grandsons. I tried to stop them and give them my ...
Yangon - State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has denied security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, speaking to the BBC after the UN rights council agreed to investigate allegations of rape, murder and ...
The Rakhine State government in western Myanmar will close three internally displaced persons camps, as recommended by an advisory commission appointed by the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to help resolve the religious and ethnic ...
U Min Aung, Rakhine State Minister for Development, and U Aung Kyaw Zan, Rakhine State Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport, met with journalists on April 1 in Sittwe, the state capital.
Some residents from Ann township, Rakhine State, have expressed dissatisfaction that Arakan National Party (ANP) candidate Dr Aye Maung was the victor in last weekend's by-election, saying that he would be more focused on fighting against the ...
The Arakan National Party leader's nationalistic campaign has secured his return to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating next month, Nay Pyi Taw announced this week.
Although Rakhine parties proposed twice to Union peace Dialogue Joint Committee to hold political talks for Rakhine ethnic groups, nothing had been arranged, said Saw Mya Yazar Lin of the Arakan Liberation Party (ALP).
In Rakhine State, Arakan National Party chairman Dr Aye Maung has succeeded in his political comeback. Advance votes broke overwhelmingly for the Union Solidarity and Development Party candidate in Ann.
The resolution is the most serious intervention thus far in Rakhine State, where the majority of the 1.2 million Rohingya Muslim population resides.
Rakhine MPs perform best: report. Submitted by Eleven on Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:47. Writer: Zarli Myint Oo. MPs of the Arakan National Party (ANP) performed best in every parliament, according to the Open Myanmar Initiative's report.
Rakhine MPs perform best: report. Submitted by Eleven on Fri, 03/31/2017 - 13:47. Writer: Zarli Myint Oo. MPs of the Arakan National Party (ANP) performed best in every parliament, according to the Open Myanmar Initiative's report.


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