Myanmar searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed

by Aidan JONES / Hla-Hla HTAY Myanmar troops on Monday searched for dozens of missing Hindu villagers feared dead after the discovery of a grave containing 28 corpses in Rakhine State, evidence of what the army says is a massacre by Rohingya Muslim militants. Northern Rakhine has been ravaged by communal violence since Rohingya insurgents ...

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Jewish leaders urge Israel to ‘shun evil’ by halting military aid to Myanmar

Jewish leaders urge Israel to ‘shun evil’ by halting military aid to Myanmar

A group of 54 Israeli religious leaders, including rabbis, educators, and former government ministers, signed an open letter last week urging the Israeli government to cease all...

Myanmar army says 28 Hindus found in Maungdaw mass graves

Myanmar army says 28 Hindus found in Maungdaw mass graves

The bodies of 28 men, women, and children in two mass graves were unearthed by Myanmar security forces outside Yebawkya village in northern Rakhine State. The army said they are...

Hindu refugees from Myanmar find sanctuary in Bangladesh

Hindu refugees from Myanmar find sanctuary in Bangladesh

by Claire COZENS In a small village in southern Bangladesh, hundreds of Hindu refugees from neighboring Myanmar are being handed plates heaped with dal and rice, less than a mile...

Rohingya crisis sparks fear among Bangladeshi Buddhists

Rohingya crisis sparks fear among Bangladeshi Buddhists

by Claire COZENS As thousands of Rohingya flee ethnic violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh’s small Buddhist community fears the crisis could spark a violent backlash from their...

Anti-Muslim rioters arrested as violence trickles beyond Rakhine

Anti-Muslim rioters arrested as violence trickles beyond Rakhine

Several people were arrested in Myanmar this week for taking part in anti-Muslim violence or threatening to commit it. Anti-Muslims sentiments are running high throughout the...

Thousands of Bangladesh Muslims protest Rohingya killings in troubled Rakhine State

Thousands of Bangladesh Muslims protest Rohingya killings in troubled Rakhine State

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Bangladesh Friday to protest the killing of Rohingya Muslims in neighboring Myanmar, police said. At least 15,000 supporters of...

Bangladesh buries Rohingya shot dead in Myanmar

Bangladesh buries Rohingya shot dead in Myanmar

Five Rohingya shot dead in Myanmar have been buried in Bangladesh at a mass funeral attended by hundreds of people after their relatives carried their bodies across the border,...

Indonesia’s Islamic Defenders Front hopes to deploy thousands to Myanmar to fight for the Rohingya

Indonesia’s Islamic Defenders Front hopes to deploy thousands to Myanmar to fight for the Rohingya

Officials from the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), an Indonesian Islamist vigilante group that is notorious for hate crimes, say thousands of their members from across Indonesia...

Russian tourist sentenced to another 6 months in jail for wearing shoes near pagodas

Russian tourist sentenced to another 6 months in jail for wearing shoes near pagodas

A Russian tourist who was jailed for a month for wearing shoes inside several Bagan pagoda compounds has been sentenced to an additional six months in prison with hard labor for...