Christians in Myanmar suffering from similar treatment received by RohingyaThe United Nations and the government of Myanmar have signed a pact that aims to start the process of repatriating some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled a brutal crackdown by the army last year, National Public Radio reported. But while there seems to be a let up in the persecution of the Muslim minority, there are reports that Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma, is harshly treating its Christian minority population.
Myanmar violence: Thousands flee fresh fighting in Kachin stateThousands of people have fled renewed fighting between the army and ethnic Kachin rebels in Myanmar’s northernmost state. Some 4,000 people have been driven from their homes since early April, according to the UN. It comes as a longstanding conflict between the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government troops escalates.
Burma troops attack Kachin rebelsBurmese troops have launched an attack on ethnic Kachin rebels in the north of the country, breaking a short-lived government ceasefire. Government forces attacked a Kachin base a few kilometres from Laiza, the biggest town controlled by rebels in the state, near the border with China.
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