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US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

US sends mixed message to Myanmar military

Dec 12, – Congress, acting at the administration’s request, is expected to allow U.S. training in some noncombat activities for the military in Myanmar, also known as Burma. This would be part of a sweeping defense policy bill slated to pass Friday. Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the […]

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Muslim victims say Myanmar police aided attackers

Muslim victims say Myanmar police aided attackers

Oct 06, – Even as the president came to western Myanmar to urge an end to sectarian violence, security forces could not prevent Buddhist mobs from torching the homes of minority Muslims or hacking them to death, at times, unwittingly, even encouraging them. That has raised questions about the government’s ability to quench a virulent […]

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Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

Life picks up as Filipino troops corner rebels

Sep 18, – Life in a southern Philippine city at the center of a hostage crisis is slowly returning to normal, as troops went house-to-house Wednesday searching for the remaining Muslim rebels and their hostages in a 10-day standoff that displaced more than 100,000 people. As the worst fighting in years between Muslim rebels and government […]

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Radical Buddhist monks, prejudice fuel Myanmar violence

Radical Buddhist monks, prejudice fuel Myanmar violence

May 01, LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — Instead, her wrath was reserved for minority Muslims she accused of igniting Myanmar’s latest round of sectarian unrest. “This happened because of the Muslims,” she declared, sifting through charred CDs in the ruins of her recording studio. When a huge mob of Buddhist thugs crawled on the roof of […]

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