Six Burmese nationals were among those who died in the stampede at the Islamic holy site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia last week, according to the Myanmar Hajj Committee.
Deep in southern Bangladesh in a sweltering camp of mud houses where Rohingya Muslims from Burma are sheltered, there is fear rising that they have to move again, 22 years after they crossed the river or sped through the forests.
In this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel questions the government’s motives for annulling white cards, and ponders what is next for former holders within the persecuted Rohingya minority.
Rohingya migrants at an IDP camp in Burma speak of their failed attempt to flee the country to escape poverty and persecution.
Wirathu, a Buddhist monk notorious for anti-Muslim hate speech, led a crowd of protesters in Mandalay on Wednesday.
Buddhist nationalists in Magwe division have become the latest to march in support of the controversial Interfaith Marriage Law.
Four men were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour on Tuesday for the killing of a Muslim man during communal violence in Mandalay in early July.
A mosque, a home and a shop were vandalised as mob violence broke out again in central Burma on Saturday.
A programme to register stateless Muslim IDPs to determine whether they are eligible for citizenship is continuing at Myebon camp in Arakan State.