- Buddhists in Myanmar deny boat people are Rohingya Updated: May-27-15 5:37 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Several hundred protesters in Myanmar's main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.
- The Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes Updated: May-22-15 9:01 am
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- Q&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists Updated: May-22-15 5:50 am
YANGON, Myanmar - Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:
- 125 former slaves return home to Myanmar from Indonesia Updated: May-15-15 4:11 am
YANGON, Myanmar - More than 100 Burmese men who worked as slave fishermen in Indonesia have arrived home and were waiting Friday to return to their villages to be reunited with families many have been separated from for years.