Myanmar: EU urges humanitarian access to Rakhine state
16th May 2017

Myanmar: EU urges humanitarian access to Rakhine state

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA) – A top EU official on Monday called on Myanmar’s government to grant full humanitarian access to the western Rakhine state, decrying the worsening situation since the military locked down the area … Continued

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe
13th Mar 2017

Rohingya group urges EU support for Myanmar probe

By Busra Selvi Ogutcan   ANKARA, Turkey (AA): A group representing Rohingya in Europe has called on the European Union to support a UN investigation into “Myanmar’s Crimes against Rohingya.” The European Rohingya Council, or ERC, said in a statement … Continued

Myanmar army ‘systematically’ abused Rohingya Muslims: report
28th Feb 2017

Myanmar army ‘systematically’ abused Rohingya Muslims: report

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): Myanmar’s military committed “systematic” abuses against Rohingya Muslims during recent operations in troubled Rakhine State, according to a report released Monday. The rape of more than 70 Rohingya women and girls by … Continued

Myanmar: 4 Rohingya Muslims found dead in Rakhine state
22nd Feb 2017

Myanmar: 4 Rohingya Muslims found dead in Rakhine state

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): The government of Myanmar said on Tuesday that four Rohingya villagers were found dead in a conflict-torn area of country’s western Rakhine state. The Office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi … Continued

Myanmar:  UN expert warns of reprisals following Myanmar visit
25th Jan 2017

Myanmar: UN expert warns of reprisals following Myanmar visit

By Fatih Erel   GENEVA (AA): The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar on Tuesday warned about possible reprisals against people she met during her recent visit to the country. “There is one word that has hung heavily … Continued

Myanmar invites neighbours to discuss Rakhine/Rohingya concerns
13th Dec 2016

Myanmar invites neighbours to discuss Rakhine/Rohingya concerns

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar has invited foreign ministers from Southeast Asian nations for talks in an effort to reduce regional concerns over a situation in western Rakhine State in which anything from 76 to 400 Rohingya … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis
7th Dec 2016

Myanmar: Int’l cooperation ‘critical’ to resolve Rohingya crisis

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan has called on the international community to cooperate further with Myanmar’s government to resolve conflicts between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in the country’s troubled Rakhine State. … Continued

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown
25th Nov 2016

UK: UN urged to press Myanmar over Rohingya crackdown

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, Myanmar (AA): A United Kingdom-based Rohingya organization has called on the United Nations and international community for urgent action in pressing Myanmar’s government to lift all restrictions on humanitarian aid in western Rakhine State. … Continued

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy
23rd Nov 2016

UK group delivers Rohingya petition to Myanmar embassy

LONDON (AA): A U.K.-based pressure group has delivered a thousands-strong petition to Myanmar’s London embassy calling on the country’s government to confront the crisis plaguing the Rohingya minority. Burma Campaign U.K. said Tuesday it delivered 3,164 signatures on a petition … Continued

Myanmar again urged to allow Rakhine rights abuse probe
17th Nov 2016

Myanmar again urged to allow Rakhine rights abuse probe

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): An international rights group called on Myanmar’s government Thursday to immediately allow independent monitors and journalists to verify reports of mass destruction and other rights abuses in western Rakhine State. The army-run Myawaddy … Continued

Myanmar: US urges Govt to prevent violence in Rakhine; 70 Rohingya Muslims killed
16th Nov 2016

Myanmar: US urges Govt to prevent violence in Rakhine; 70 Rohingya Muslims killed

By Esra Kaymak Avci   WASHINGTON (AA): The U.S. on Tuesday urged the government of Myanmar to do more to stem violence in western Rakhine state where nearly 70 Rohingya Muslims have been killed by security forces in the past … Continued

Myanmar reports more fatal clashes in Rakhine
14th Nov 2016

Myanmar reports more fatal clashes in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Myanmar’s military has killed at least 28 suspected attackers during fresh fighting in troubled Rakhine State, according to official media Monday. Since last month’s fatal attacks on police, dozens of people — including … Continued

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine
28th Oct 2016

Myanmar: Int’l Rohingya Muslim groups need urgent help in Rakhine

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun   ANKARA (AA) – Rohingya advocacy groups worldwide are calling for an international push to allow humanitarian aid to get through to western Rakhine State and stem what they refer to as the mass starvation of … Continued

Myanmar urged to probe new rights violations in Rakhine
26th Oct 2016

Myanmar urged to probe new rights violations in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): United Nations human rights experts have called on Myanmar to address growing reports of violations in western Rakhine State after areas housing the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority were torched following fatal attacks on … Continued

Myanmar military detains 11 more for Rakhine attacks
20th Oct 2016

Myanmar military detains 11 more for Rakhine attacks

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): A further 11 people have been arrested in military clearance operations in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following raids on police outposts earlier this month in which nine officers died. Two of those held … Continued

Myanmar Muslims condemn fatal attacks in Rakhine
15th Oct 2016

Myanmar Muslims condemn fatal attacks in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Muslims in Myanmar have condemned recent fatal attacks on police station outposts in troubled western Rakhine State which the government has blamed on a little-known extremist group. About 40 people — including nine … Continued

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims
11th Oct 2016

Myanmar: 3 more die in latest Rakhine violence, incl Muslims

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Police have tightened security in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State after three people were killed in a clash Monday as troops hunted for a group who stormed police border points Sunday killing nine police … Continued

Myanmar: Illegal mosques to be demolished in Rakhine
21st Sep 2016

Myanmar: Illegal mosques to be demolished in Rakhine

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): A senior government official in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine State has pledged to tear down all illegally constructed buildings including mosques and Muslim religious schools, according to a report Wednesday. More than 3,000 structures … Continued

Myanmar Muslims combat nationalist pressure on Eid
14th Sep 2016

Myanmar Muslims combat nationalist pressure on Eid

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON, (AA): Thousands of Muslims have defied pressure from hardline Buddhist monks to crowd a muddy cemetery in Myanmar’s commercial capital to await the ritual slaughter of Eid al-Adha livestock. Unlike most Muslim countries, Eid … Continued

Myanmar: Knife-wielding mob destroys mosque in N Myanmar
3rd Jul 2016

Myanmar: Knife-wielding mob destroys mosque in N Myanmar

By Kyaw Ye Lynn   YANGON,  (AA): A riotous mob has set fire to a mosque in Myanmar’s north and razed it to the ground after local Muslims refuse to comply with a nationalist group’s demolition order. The incident was … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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