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  • 56 people have been killed and almost 2,000 homes burned down in the latest outbreak of ethnic violence in Rakhine state.

    Myanmar Buddhist monks offer prayers during a rally against recent violence in Rakhine state, at Sule pagoda in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Nearly 200 protesters including Buddhist monks called for the stop of renewed violence in western coast of Myanmar. Rakhine state spokesman Myo Thant said clashes between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists - reported in other parts of the coastal region Sunday - engulfed the townships of Kyaukphyu and Myebon late Tuesday.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 11, 2012, 4:30 AM EST
  • A fresh outbreak of violence is the worst reported between Rohingya Muslims and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists since June.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
  • n this Sept. 1, 2012 photo, an HIV patient rubs his face near a poster showing a sculpture of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi at an HIV/AIDS hospice founded by a member of Myanmar's National League for Democracy.

    Myanmar is among the hardest places to get HIV care, and health experts warn it will take years to prop up a broken health system hobbled by decades of neglect.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 7:30 PM EST