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UN Envoy Arrives in Strife-Torn Western Burma

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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A top aide to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in western Burma, where security forces are presiding over an uneasy calm following days of deadly sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. U.N. officials told VOA that Vijay Nambiar, the international body’s top envoy for Burma, arrived Wednesday in western Rakhine state, where government […]

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Suu Kyi Departs on Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has departed on a landmark European tour that will include her formal acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than 20 years ago. The opposition leader, who spent much of the past two decades under house arrest, set out from Rangoon Wednesday for her […]

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Suu Kyi Departs on Landmark Trip to Europe

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Long-time Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has departed on a landmark European tour that will include her formal acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than 20 years ago. The newly elected member of parliament, who spent much of the past two decades under house arrest, set out from Rangoon […]

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Death Toll Passes 20 in Sectarian Strife in Burma

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese state media say more than 20 people have been killed in the western state of Rakhine, as international pressure mounts for an end to sectarian fighting between ethnic-Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. The media say that since Friday, when the latest clashes between the two sides erupted, 21 people have been killed, more than […]

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More Than 20 Killed in Sectarian Strife in Burma

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 20 people have been killed in western Burma’s Rakhine State, as international pressure mounts for an end to sectarian fighting between ethnic-Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. President Thein Sein has declared a state of emergency and sent army troops in Rakhine, which has been hit with a wave of rioting and arson in […]

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More Than 20 Killed in Sectarian Strife in Burma

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 20 people have been killed in western Burma’s Rakhine State, as international pressure mounts for an end to sectarian fighting between ethnic-Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. President Thein Sein has declared a state of emergency and sent army troops in Rakhine, which has been hit with a wave of rioting and arson in […]

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Troops Patrol Western Burma as Sectarian Strife Continues

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Armed security forces presided over an uneasy calm in western Burma Tuesday, as international pressure mounts for an end to a week of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists. President Thein Sein has deployed army troops and declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state, where at least 17 people have been killed and […]

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Troops Patrol Western Burma as Sectarian Strife Continues

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Armed security forces presided over an uneasy calm in western Burma Tuesday, as international pressure mounts for an end to a week of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists. President Thein Sein has already deployed army troops and declared a state of emergency in Rakhine state, where at least 17 people have been killed and […]

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Troops, Riot Police Patrol NW Burma after Deadly Rioting

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A tense calm settled over Burma’s western Rakhine state Monday, as riot police intervened to curtail a week of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists, and the United Nations began evacuating workers from the region. Ethnic Rohingya Muslims, speaking to VOA’s Burmese service, described scenes of devastation and fear in the border town of Maungdaw. […]

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Troops, Riot Police Patrol NW Burma after Deadly Rioting

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A tense calm settled over Burma’s western Rakhine state Monday, as riot police intervened to curtail a week of deadly violence between Muslims and Buddhists, and the United Nations began evacuating workers from the region. Ethnic Rohingya Muslims, speaking to VOA’s Burmese service, described scenes of devastation and fear in the border town of Maungdaw. […]

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