Aftermath of powerful earthquake in MexicoWorld September 20, 17:28
Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of allowing Pyongyang to develop nuclear weaponsWorld September 20, 17:06
Russian planes return to bases after Zapad-2017 exerciseMilitary & Defense September 20, 16:37
German Olaf Langer appointed head coach for Russian women’s basketball teamSport September 20, 16:13
Amur leopard conservation center opens in Russian Far EastSociety & Culture September 20, 16:01
Germany 'takes note' of Trump’s statement on North KoreaWorld September 20, 16:00
Gazprom plans talks on ‘western route’ supplies in China soonBusiness & Economy September 20, 15:59
Russian Emergencies Ministry ready to send rescue workers to quake-stricken MexicoWorld September 20, 15:48
Moldova’s breakaway republic requests observer status at UNWorld September 20, 15:21
The Rohingya people - an ethnic minority professing Islam - resides in Myanmar’s State of Rakhine. The authorities regard them as illegal migrants from Bangladesh. Religious conflicts in Rakhine and clashes between Muslims and Buddhists have been frequent. Thousands have suffered from violence there over the past few years.
The latest tensions flared up on August 25, when hundreds of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army militants attacked 30 police posts. According to earlier reports, one week of clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in western Myanmar claimed 402 lives. More than 18,000 refugees fled the country. Moscow and Grozny saw rallies in support of Rakhine Muslims.