Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Sep 6, 2016

Myanmar Buddhists jeer ex-U.N. chief on peace mission

Hundreds of Buddhists jeered former U.N. chief Kofi Annan as he arrived in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state Tuesday to examine a bitter religious conflict that has displaced tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingya. Annan has been tasked by the de facto leader of Myanmar’s ...

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Aug 24, 2016

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles), was also ...

Jul 13, 2016

Myanmar's top monks distance selves from Buddhist hardliners

The body representing Myanmar’s top monks has distanced itself from Buddhist hardliners behind an incendiary anti-Muslim campaign blamed for a surge in sectarian violence across the country. The Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, which represents the upper echelons of the clergy in the overwhelmingly Buddhist ...