» 07/26/2012, 00.00
MYANMAR - PAKISTAN
Pakistan Taliban against Myanmar, vow revenge over Rohingya blood
Extremist movement Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) threatens to strike at Myanmar targets in Pakistan and abroad. Extremists tell Pakistani government to break off diplomatic relations and close Myanmar's embassy in Islamabad. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation intervenes in the matter.
15/01/2013 THAILAND - MYANMAR
A thousand of Rohingya refugees held in a reception centre in southern Thailand
The group includes 160 women and children. Their goal was to reach Malaysia or Indonesia to seek employment or rejoin family members who had already fled persecution in Myanmar. Traffickers get 2,000 dollars per person. Police arrest eight people.
05/05/2015 THAILAND - MYANMAR
Thailand, dozens of Rohingya buried in mass graves, four arrests
Three Thai citizens and one Burmese national were arrested after the discovery of a mass grave. It contained 26 bodies of refugees belonging to the Muslim minority. They were kidnapped by human traffickers, who demanded a ransom for their release. Bangkok promises to clamp down on trafficking.
Archbishop of Yangon calls for an end to violence between Buddhists and Muslims
For Archbishop Bo, "love and compassion" are central to the country's main faiths. He wants "joint action" to end clashes. Youth groups adopt his initiative. President Thein Sein does not exclude the use of force against "troublemakers." Political experts see the flare-up in violence as an attempt to put power back into the hands of the military.
New parliament inaugurated after 30 years of violence
The inaugural session has ushered in a new rebuilding phase in Afghanistan. However many analysts accuse Kabul of not doing enough against warlords' illicit activities and for respect of human rights.
09/03/2010 MYANMAR – BANGLADESH
Thousands of Rohingya refugees facing starvation in Bangladesh
US charity sounds the alarm, claiming Bangladesh is blocking aid and medical treatment for refugees, who are locked up in open-air prisons. Rohingya are a Muslim minority from Myanmar and are persecuted by that country’s military dictatorship. Bangladeshi authorities dismiss accusations, saying, “We are the victims.”
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