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  • Pakistan is not Myanmar, will respond to foreign aggression, Nisar tells India

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said India should not mistake Pakistan for Myanmar, adding“our armed forces are fully capable of responding to any foreign aggression and Indian leaders should stop daydreaming”...

    Read: Chaudhry Nisar unboundNisar stressed that India's notorious designs might have succeeded in the past, but they will not do so in the future...

  • Rohingya man stoned to death in Myanmar Buddhist mob attack

    A Rohingya Muslim was stoned to death and six others were wounded by a mob of Buddhists in the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, authorities said on Wednesday, the latest flare-up in a region seething with religious tension...

    “At the boat jetty, an argument developed,” the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar reported...

  • Myanmar opposition candidate hurt in sword attack on rally

    YANGON: A candidate for Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition was wounded by a sword-wielding attacker while canvassing in Yangon, his party said Friday, as tensions rise just over a week before Myanmar holds key elections...

    Political tensions are high in former junta-run Myanmar, where Suu Kyi's opposition is contesting nationwide elections for the first time in a quarter of a century...

  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi under fire as military abuse follows militant attack

    SITTWE: A humanitarian crisis in Myanmar has worsened in recent days amid heightened security after a militant attack and has focused international attention on the new government of Aung San Suu Kyi...

    Myanmar troops launched a wide-ranging manhunt in a troubled area of Rakhine State after an Oct 9 attack killed nine police officers and left scorched homes and displaced residents in their wake...

  • 9 policemen killed in attack in Myanmar's Rakhine

    Nine policemen have been killed in a militant attack in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, police said on Sunday, as tensions ratchet up in a state riven by ethnic and religious conflict...

    The attack late on Saturday took place in Yoetayoke village, just an hour north of Rakhine state's capital Sittwe...

  • India presses on with Myanmar defence supplies

    NEW DELHI: India is considering supplying arms to Myanmar’s government in a sign of strong support for a neighbour that faces criticism for its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims...

    The arms were discussed during a visit by the chief of Myanmar’s navy, Indian officials said on Thursday...

  • India says Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims

    India's foreign minister told Bangladesh's government that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades, the government said...

    Nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state since August 25 to escape persecution that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing...

  • India calls on Myanmar to act with restraint in Rakhine

    India has called for an immediate end to violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, urging its ally to act with restraint as hordes of Rohingya flee to neighbouring Bangladesh...

    Modi condemned a series of coordinated attacks by suspected Rohingya militants on Myanmar troops and police on August 25, but did not comment on the subsequent violence against the Rohingya and their mass exodus...

  • India moves to assuage Myanmar after cross-border raid

    NEW DELHI: India is sending its national security adviser to Myanmar to calm tempers over a rare cross-raid against insurgents that it trumpeted as a warning to countries harbouring anti-India militants...

    Days after Indian Special Forces crossed into Myanmar from two northeastern states to hunt down militants who had killed 18 soldiers in an ambush, it turns out that the operation was minor and only low-level rebels were targeted... ...

  • India in talks with Myanmar, Bangladesh to deport 40,000 Rohingya

    NEW DELHI: India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on Friday, with state governments told to form task forces for the purpose...

    Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh since the early 1990s, with some of them then crossing over a...

  • Strong quake hits Myanmar, felt in eastern India

    YANGON: A strong earthquake struck Myanmar on Wednesday night and was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh, causing residents to rush out of their homes in panic...

    9 quake struck at a depth of 135 kilometers, 396 kilometers north of Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw, according to the US Geological Survey...

  • India to begin deportations of Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar

    India plans to send seven Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar, in the first deportation of members of the Myanmar minority group since the Indian Home Ministry ordered state authorities last year to identify and deport them and other illegal immigrants...

    Senior police officer Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said on Wednesday that the seven were arrested in 2012 for entering India illegally and have been held in an Assam state prison...

  • Pakistan urges world to put pressure on Myanmar

    Islamabad has urged the world to put pressure on Myanmar, where renewed violence has forced out tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims...

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says the Rohingyas' plight is “a challenge to the conscience” of the world and that Pakistan was committed to providing humanitarian aid to them...

  • Pakistan expresses concern at plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday expressed grave concern at the plight of the minority Muslim community in Myanmar, which has been facing extreme human rights violation at home resulting in flocks taking to the Andaman Sea to escape...

    A draft resolution has also been prepared with support of Pakistan, which will be tabled in the OIC foreign ministers meeting starting from tomorrow in Kuwait, said the spokesman...

  • Myanmar in 'advanced negotiations' with Pakistan to licence-build JF-17 fighter

    The governments of Pakistan and Myanmar are now in "advanced negotiations" to licence-build the JF-17, a single-engine multi-role fighter jet, IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, an independent defence news agency, reported...

    Citing defence industry sources in Yangon and sources close to the Myanmar Air Force (MAF), the defence news outlet said that if an agreement is reached, Myanmar would be able to significantly expand its local defence...

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