Tag: Muslims

Violence against Rohingya Muslims spreads in Myanmar, describe military’s systematic rape and killing

Violence against Rohingya Muslims spreads in Myanmar, describe military’s systematic rape and killing

Myanmar must do more to prevent the drastic escalation of religious intolerance and violence following clashes between ultranationalist Buddhists and minority Muslims in Yangon, a senior United Nations envoy has said. Speaking to the Guardian, Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, called on the year-old National League for Democracy government […]

May 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Myanmar government kills 1000 Rohingya Muslims in latest army crackdown

Myanmar government kills 1000 Rohingya Muslims in latest army crackdown

Over 1000 Rohingya Muslims have been systematically killed in a Myanmar army crackdown, according to two senior UN officials UN dealing with refugees fleeing the violence, suggesting the death toll has been a far greater than previously reported. United Nations officials, from two separate agencies working in Bangladesh, where nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled in recent months, […]

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
14 killed, 16 injured in rebel attack in India’s Assam state

14 killed, 16 injured in rebel attack in India’s Assam state

Aug  05, –  Six rebels arrived in a motorized rickshaw and fired automatic weapons and lobbed grenades in the crowded market in Balajan, an area just outside the town of Kokrajhar in western Assam, said top local police official L.R. Bishnoi. At least 14 people were killed and 16 others injured Friday after rebels opened […]

August 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Palestinians kill Israeli civilian in West Bank store

Palestinians kill Israeli civilian in West Bank store

Feb 18, – The two Israeli victims were taken to an Israeli hospital along with the Palestinian attackers, where one of the Israelis died of his wounds. Two knife-wielding Palestinians fatally stabbed an Israeli civilian on Thursday and seriously wounded another at a supermarket in the West Bank before they were shot and wounded by […]

February 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Child suicide bomber’ kills 20 in Cameroon bar blast

‘Child suicide bomber’ kills 20 in Cameroon bar blast

Jul 26, – The bomber blew herself up among Saturday night revellers in the popular bar, injuring at least 79 others, state TV reported. An earlier toll put the number of dead at 14. A suspected 12-year-old girl suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in the far north […]

July 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Small time bomb caused Myanmar hotel blast

Small time bomb caused Myanmar hotel blast

Oct 15, – It was the most high-profile in a series of low-intensity explosions that the government alleges is an attempt to tarnish the image of the budding democracy as it emerges from decades of oppressive military rule. An explosion that injured an American guest in one of the ritziest hotels in Myanmar’s main city […]

October 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Nigerian Islamic cop to cabbies: No indecent dress

Nigerian Islamic cop to cabbies: No indecent dress

Oct 14, – Police also have orders to arrest any cabbie carrying men and women together in the confined space of the three-wheeled taxis. “The way and manner some of the commercial tricycle operators engage in indecent dressing and carry men and women together is disturbing,” said Yusuf Yola, spokesman for the Hisbah board that […]

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Myanmar Muslims hide amid deadly sectarian clashes

Myanmar Muslims hide amid deadly sectarian clashes

Oct 03, – The violence underscored the government’s failure to stop the unrest from spreading since it erupted last year, costing hundreds of people their lives and many thousands their homes. Tuesday’s unrest near the coastal town of Thandwe saw Buddhist mobs kill a 94-year-old woman and four other Muslims and burn dozens of homes. […]

October 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Elderly woman killed in Myanmar sectarian violence

Elderly woman killed in Myanmar sectarian violence

Oct 02, – The violence near Thandwe, a coastal town the president was due to visit later Wednesday on the second day of his tour of Rakhine state, raised new questions about government’s failure to curb anti-Muslim attacks and or protect the embattled minority. Terrified Muslim families hid in forests in western Myanmar on Wednesday, […]

October 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Kenya Red Cross: 22 dead in upscale mall attack

Kenya Red Cross: 22 dead in upscale mall attack

Sep 21, – Gunmen threw grenades, fired automatic weapons and targeted non-Muslims at the upscale Westgate mall in Kenya’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding dozens more, a Red Cross official and witnesses said. Police blamed the attack on terrorists. Kenyan military and police surrounded the mall, which had been hosting […]

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