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Mandalay :: Myanmar | 4 hours ago

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Concluding a ten-day visit to Burma, the UN's new special rapporteur on human rights, Yanghee Lee, painted a decidedly mixed picture of the country's ongoing reform process at a press conference held at Rangoon airport on Saturday evening. She

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Arakan :: Myanmar | 7 days ago

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Yanghee Lee, the new UN rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, visited the Arakan State capital Sittwe and has met with leaders of the Arakanese Buddhist and Rohingya Muslim communities in the troubled region, local sources said. She only

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Dhāka :: Bangladesh | 12 days ago

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The newly appointed chief minister of Burma's conflict-torn Arakan State appears to be struggling to win the trust of Rohingya Muslims, who continue to live in squalid camps after being driven from their homes in rioting two years ago. Chief Minister

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Yangon :: Myanmar | 1 month ago

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Burma's government has resumed a process of verifying the citizenship status of some members of a minority group in the country's west known internationally as the Rohingya. In late 2012, on the heels of sectarian violence between Rohingya Muslims

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Arakan :: Myanmar | 1 month ago

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Arakan State, and not the lexicon employed to describe members of the community, says Bertrand Bainvel, the agency's leading official in Burma. Rohingya community as Bengalis, as preferred by the Burmese government and Arakanese Buddhist nationalists.

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Dhāka :: Bangladesh | 1 month ago

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A Burmese border guard police officer has confirmed that a member of the Border Guard Bangladesh was killed by his unit on Wednesday when a clash broke out between the two sides amid rising tensions along the border, with the government in Dhaka

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Bangkok :: Thailand | 2 months ago

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Arakan State government spokesperson Hla Thein said the officials went to inspect conditions in the camp as a fact-finding mission ahead of the resumption of humanitarian aid to the various camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Arakan

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Dhāka :: Bangladesh | 3 months ago

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The construction of a fence along Burma's border with Bangladesh has resumed in Arakan State. New checkpoints will also be built to stop people entering Burma illegally. Lt-Col Thet Naing, coordinator of the construction project, confirmed to DVB

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Brussels :: Belgium | 3 months ago

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International humanitarian organizations have begun returning to Arakan State after aid workers fled riots in the state capital of Sittwe last month, a police official and a United Nations representative told The Irrawaddy. Rioting on March 26-27 was

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 4 months ago

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A commission established by the Burmese government to investigate mob attacks on the premises of international nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations in Sittwe last month has criticized the Arakan State authorities for their weak

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