Myanmar: Rohingya Muslim Stoned To Death By Buddhist Mob

A Rohingya Muslim was stoned to death and six others wounded by a mob of Buddhists in the capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, authorities said today, the latest flare-up in a region seething with religious tension. The western state is a hotbed of sectarian unrest, with frequent bouts of communal violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, a persecuted minority.

1,000 in Myanmar protest Annan examining religious conflict

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, center, who chairs the recently created Rakhine State Advisory Commission, is escorted by local authorities as he arrvies arrives at the airport in Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar. More than 1,000 Buddhists in Sittwe wracked by religious and ethnic strife protested Tuesday's arrival of Annan, saying the Ghanaian is meddling in the country's affairs by leading a government-appointed commission to find solutions to the conflict.