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May 24, 2024 5:22 PM

UN warns of upsurge in violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine

The United Nations human rights office on Friday (May 24) warned there was a risk of a serious rise in violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, where it received "frightening and disturbing reports" of the killing of Rohingya people and burning of their property. A powerful armed ethnic group in Myanmar known as the Arakan Army said last week it had won control over a town in the western state of Rakhine after weeks of fighting. It has denied accusations it had targeted members of the Muslim-minor...

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