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Kofi Annan begins visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:16:43 GMT2016-12-02T15:16:43Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Friday began a fact-finding visit to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state, where the army has been accused of large-scale violence against members of the Muslim Rohingya ethnic minority, resulting in destruction of villages, civilian casualties and an exodus of refugees to neighboring Bangladesh....



AP Explains: What's behind persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:38:26 GMT2016-12-01T05:38:26Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Somali-born student accused of carrying out a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University this week, reportedly protested on his Facebook page about the killing of minority Muslims in Myanmar. Muslim Rohingya face discrimination and violence from the Buddhist majority in the country, also called Burma. Their plight generally goes unnoticed by the world at large, even though some rights activists say their persecution amounts to ethnic clea...



Myanmar's Suu Kyi says national reconciliation 'unavoidable'

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:49:46 GMT2016-11-30T10:49:46Z

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday that national reconciliation is "unavoidably important" for the country to attract investment, but gave no specifics on how her government intends to resolve violence and discrimination against the country's minority Rohingya Muslim community....



Suspect arrested for bombings in Myanmar's largest city

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:35:44 GMT2016-11-26T10:35:44Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Authorities in Myanmar have arrested at least one person in connection with several small bombings in Yangon, the country's biggest city....



Myanmar ethnic rebels deny attempting to derail peace talks

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:09:19 GMT2016-11-24T10:09:19Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Ethnic rebel groups in northeastern Myanmar say their recent attacks on government forces were a response to military pressure and that they are still interested in peace talks....