A boat carrying about 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized off western Myanmar while evacuating people ahead of a coming storm and an unknown number of people are missing, a senior UN official said today.
One person was killed and nine injured after mobs attacked mosques and burned homes in central Myanmar, authorities said today, in the latest religious unrest to erupt in the nation.
Buddhist mobs hurling bricks overran a pair of mosques and torched more than 100 homes in central Myanmar, killing one person and injuring at least nine more in the latest anti-Muslim violence to shake the Southeast Asian nation.
An elegant cemetery in strife-torn southeast Myanmar has long stood as a lonely testament to the fate of thousands of prisoners of war who died building Japan's "Death Railway".
After generations as part of one of Asia's most ethnically diverse societies, Myanmar's Muslims fear they are becoming "scapegoats" of its reform process following a wave of religious violence.
China is intensifying efforts to regain influence in Myanmar as its long-held dominance founders in the face of a transformation in its former army-ruled neighbour, the experts say.
A group of Myanmar Muslims beat eight Buddhists to death at an Indonesian detention centre today after becoming enraged at news of deadly communal violence in their homeland, officials said.
Myanmar has launched an official inquiry into a blaze at a Muslim school that killed 13 boys, state media said on Wednesday, as authorities sought to dismiss fears the fire was linked to religious unrest.
Thirteen people, including children, were killed after a fire broke out on Tuesday in a Muslim school in Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, police in Myanmar's main city said.
Four private daily newspapers started temporary publication on Monday, signifying the re-introduction of private daily newspapers in Myanmar after a gap of five decades.
Two years after a repressive junta ceded power, Myanmar is grappling with a surge in religious extremism that experts trace to anti-Muslim "provocateurs", including radical Buddhist monks.
The death toll from recent communal violence in central Myanmar has risen to 43 with more than 1,300 homes and other buildings destroyed, state media reported today.
The death toll from recent communal violence in central Myanmar has risen to 40 after eight more bodies were pulled from the wreckage of a riot-hit town, state media reported on Tuesday.
Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar’s predominantly Buddhist heartland over the weekend, destroying mosques and burning dozens of homes despite government efforts to stem the nation’s latest outbreak of sectarian violence.
Myanmar’s army took control of a ruined central city on Saturday, regaining control after several days of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims that killed dozens and left scores of buildings in flames in the worst sectarian bloodshed to hit the nation this year.