Uneasy calm in Myanmar's Rakhine

More than 30,000 people, both Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, have fled their homes to escape communal violence.



    Myanmar's government says 50 people have been killed in two weeks of fighting between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine.

    While there has long been tension between the ethnic Buddhist Rakhines and the Muslim Rohingyas, regarded as
    illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, the recent clashes began when a Buddhist woman was raped and murdered, allegedly by three Muslim men.

    With no near end in sight, more than 30,000 people have now fled their homes to escape the violence.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Can Muslim leaders alter Trump's Jerusalem decision?

    Turkish president calls Jerusalem a 'red line' as he hosts an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit in Istanbul.

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

    Fawzi al-Junaidi, 16, denies accusations of throwing stones and protesting, saying he was severely beaten by Israelis.

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    Donald Trump: A president swallowed by history

    The US has tried and failed to create a capital for another state before. "Israeli" Jerusalem will be the next Saigon.