Tag Archives: Myanmar

  • Aung San Suu Kyi says she wants to run for president

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday declared her intention to run for president, calling for all of the country's people to share the fruits of its dramatic reforms. ...

  • Unrest rocks Myanmar after woman ‘torched’

    Houses and mosques were set ablaze by mobs in a town in eastern Myanmar after a Buddhist woman was allegedly "torched" by a Muslim man, authorities said Tuesday, in a fresh bout of religious violence. ...

  • HRW accuses Myanmar of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Myanmar has waged "a campaign of ethnic cleansing" against Rohingya Muslims, a leading rights watchdog said Monday, citing evidence of mass graves and forced displacement. ...

  • Fear stalks Yangon’s Muslims after Buddhist-led killings

    An ultra-nationalist Buddhist creed is becoming more visible in Myanmar's commercial capital, Yangon, after monks from the apartheid-like movement helped stoke a wave of anti-Muslim violence in the central heartlands. ...

  • Myanmar Muslims kill 8 Buddhists in Indonesia

    A group of Myanmar Muslims beat eight Buddhists to death at an Indonesian detention centre Friday after they heard about communal violence in their homeland, police said. ...

  • At least 25 killed in Buddhist-Muslim clashes in Myanmar

    Charred bodies lay unclaimed on the streets of a riot-hit town in central Myanmar, witnesses said Friday, as global pressure mounted for an end to the Buddhist-Muslim unrest. ...

  • Dalai Lama says he has “more freedom” to visit Christian and Muslim countries

    A Buddhist leader he may be, but the 14th Dalai Lama says he feels he has "more freedom to visit Christian and some Muslim countries than Buddhist ones." ...

  • Burma ends censorship

    The Burmese government announced on Monday the lifting — after 50 years — of direct censorship of print media. ...