Rakhine State

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Rakhine State: State of Myanmar
Rakhine State is a state in Myanmar (Burma). Situated on the western coast, it is bordered by Chin State to the north, Magway Region, Bago Region and Ayeyarwady Region to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the west and the Chittagong Division of Bangladesh to the northwest. It is located approximately between latitudes 17°30' north and 21°30' north and longitudes 92°10' east and 94°50' east. The Arakan Mountains or Rakhine Yoma separated Rakhine State from central Burma from North to South. Off the coast of Rakhine State there are some fairly large islands such as Ramree, Cheduba and Myingun. Rakhine State has an area of 36,762 square kilometres (14,194 sq mi) and its capital is Sittwe. Rakhine state is the centre of Rohingyan genocide.


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Myanmar military may be committing new war crimes, says departing rights envoy

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Driver killed in WHO vehicle carrying virus swabs in Myanmar's Rakhine

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U.N. says mostly women and children among 32 killed as insurgents, Myanmar military clash

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U.N. rights office says Myanmar carrying out air strikes in Rakhine state

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Officials say eight killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state; army says reports fabricated

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Myanmar charges journalist under terrorism law, blocks news websites

A Myanmar court charged a journalist who published an interview with the Arakan Army rebel group under a terrorism law on Tuesday while his website and others that cover conflict in the troubled..
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Myanmar army sues Reuters for criminal defamation: police

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Myanmar army clash with insurgents kills five Rohingya: lawmaker, residents

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Dozens of Rohingya face charges for illegal travel in Myanmar after fleeing Rakhine state

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims, including two children, appeared in court in Myanmar on Friday, the latest group to face charges after attempting to flee conflict-torn Rakhine state.
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Shelling wounds at least 19 children in Myanmar’s Rakhine: authorities

At least 19 children were wounded when a primary school was hit by shelling in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a lawmaker and a military spokesman said on Thursday.
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At least 19 children hurt by shelling at school in Myanmar’s Rakhine state: authorities

At least 19 children were wounded when at a primary school was hit by shelling in Myanmar's Rakhine state, a lawmaker and a military spokesman said on Thursday.
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Myanmar reimposes internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine, Chin states: telco operator

Myanmar has reimposed an internet shutdown in two conflict-torn western states, after partially lifting the blackout five months ago, a leading telecoms operator said late on Monday.
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Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people were wounded when shells hit a Rohingya village in Myanmar's Rakhine state on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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Rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case

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Myanmar rebels free lawmaker abducted in attack on boat

Ethnic minority rebels in Myanmar have released a lawmaker held hostage for two months in a bid to reduce tension in the war-torn western state of Rakhine, a human rights group and the rebels said.
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Myanmar government-appointed panel finds 'war crimes' but no 'genocide' against Rohingya

A government-appointed panel established in Myanmar to probe allegations of abuses in Rakhine state in 2017 that drew global outrage said on Monday they had found no evidence of genocide against the..
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Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps

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Four Rohingya children killed in blast in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Four Rohingya Muslim children were killed by a landmine explosion in Myanmar's western Rakhine state on Tuesday which the military and ethnic insurgents blamed on each other.
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Aung San Suu Kyi party official killed in Myanmar's Rakhine

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Rakhine rebels say Myanmar official killed in fighting

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Small blasts detonate in Myanmar town ahead of Suu Kyi visit

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Yangon — Three small explosions went off in a southern Rakhine town in Myanmar on Thursday just before civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi landed there in a rare visit to the conflict-ridden state, a..
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Brazen kidnappings multiply in Myanmar's Rakhine state as conflict deepens

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Fleeing Rohingya on trial in Myanmar for 'illegal travel'

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Aung San Suu Kyi tells UN court Rohingya operation ‘not genocide’

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Gambia's genocide case at World Court "misleading"

At the opening of her country's defense at the World Court on an accusation of genocide, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenged whether events in Rakhine could fit that description.
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Thailand delays deporting family of Rakhine insurgent leader

Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar's army while authorities carry out a full investigation,..
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Myanmar army shelling kills woman, two infants in Rakhine: lawmaker

Shelling by Myanmar's military killed a woman and two infants, and wounded six others in Rakhine State on Monday, according to residents and a lawmaker in the town of Mrauk U, where security forces are..
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Govt's timely intervention saved 5 Indians from Arakan Army in Myanmar: Home ministry

The Indian government on Tuesday said its "timely intervention" ensured the release of five Indians and five Myanmar nationals, including an MP, who had been taken hostage by an ethnic rebel group in..
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India attaches importance to Myanmar's cooperation against insurgent groups: PM Modi to Suu Kyi

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UN chief urges Myanmar to resolve Rohingya crisis

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Myanmar says 14 hostages freed in attacks on Rakhine rebels

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‘Many’ dead as Myanmar military sinks boats carrying kidnapped troops: Arakan Army

Myanmar’s army sunk several boats carrying dozens of soldiers and police officers taken hostage by rebels in the restive western Rakhine state, the Arakan Army said on Sunday, adding that many had..
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Rohingya crisis: Villages destroyed for government facilities

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Student suspended for being Rohingya refugee

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Myanmar army says to punish soldiers in Rohingya atrocities probe

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200,000 Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

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Some 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh refugee camp to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees...
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