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State in West coastal, Myanmar

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Rakhine State: State in West coastal, 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, rising to 3,063 metres (10,049 ft) at Victoria Peak, separate Rakhine State from central Burma. Off the coast of Rakhine State there are some fairly large islands such as Cheduba and Myingun Island. Rakhine State has an area of 36,762 square kilometres (14,194 sq mi) and its capital is Sittwe.

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Six killed in Myanmar's Rakhine state as army battles rebels

Six villagers were killed and five injured in Myanmar's Rakhine state amid clashes between government troops and ethnic Rakhine rebels, a lawmaker and residents said on Friday, hours after peace talks..
Reuters - Published

Six wounded in gunfire as Myanmar soldiers hunt insurgents in temple town

At least six people were wounded in gunfire as Myanmar soldiers hunted ethnic Rakhine insurgents in the western town of Mrauk U, residents said on Tuesday and a military convoy was ambushed.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Rakhine State

Rakhine Rebels Kill Nine In Fresh Strike On Myanmar Police [Video]Rakhine Rebels Kill Nine In Fresh Strike On Myanmar Police

According to Reuters, Arakan Army insurgents killed nine Myanmar police in the latest attack in the country’s western Rakhine State. Villagers heard gunfire as fighters from the armed group, which..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors [Video]Myanmar pitches crisis-hit Rakhine to investors

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries 'negative' focus [Video]Myanmar's Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine, decries 'negative' focus

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is calling for investment in Rakhine, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camps, calls plight of refugees "deeply upsetting"

U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie visited camps in Bangladesh for Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar this week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

 
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