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Myanmar – Google News

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Move to Democracy in Myanmar is Real: Barack Obama – NDTV


NDTV

Move to Democracy in Myanmar is Real: Barack Obama
NDTV
Obama is meeting with Myanmar's President Thein Sein at his opulent palace in the country's remote capital city. It's Obama's second trip to Myanmar, but the country has in many ways stalled in enacting the political and economic reforms leaders

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 5:53 am

Myanmar Military Chief Denies Presidency Ban Targets Aung San Suu Kyi – Voice of America


Voice of America

Myanmar Military Chief Denies Presidency Ban Targets Aung San Suu Kyi
Voice of America
The military chief of Myanmar, also known as Burma, has told VOA the constitutional clause barring opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president is not aimed at her in particular. In an exclusive interview with VOA's Burmese Service
Why has Myanmar dropped proportional representation plans?BBC News
Perhaps Its Time to Call It 'Burma,' AgainThe Diplomat
Myanmar house chief rules out 2015 charter changeRichmond Times-Dispatch
TODAYonline -Eurasia Review
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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 10:23 pm

UN presses Myanmar on Rohingya citizenship rights – Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle

UN presses Myanmar on Rohingya citizenship rights
Deutsche Welle
The General Assembly's human rights committee welcomed the political and economic reforms in Myanmar but expressed "serious concern" over the plight of the Rohingya community in the country's Rakhine state. A resolution adopted on Friday urged …
UN Committee Urges Myanmar Action on RohingyaABC News
UN calls for credible Myanmar election, minority protectionReuters
UN urges for Rohingya citizenship in MyanmarAljazeera.com
Boston Globe
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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 2:03 pm

Key Battles: Malaysia vs Myanmar – Goal.com


Goal.com

Key Battles: Malaysia vs Myanmar
Goal.com
Furthermore, Malaysia's first eleven have never looked settled since the head coach Dollah Salleh assumed his duties, whereas Myanmar are currently led by former Singapore coach Raddy Avramovic, who used to make winning against Malaysia a habit for …
D-Day for Dollah in Suzuki Cup against MyanmarThe Star Online
Father figure Raddy Avramovic, now Myanmar coach, plotting hosts' fallThe Straits Times

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 6:21 am

Yangon’s Hero, Wielding Power of Stop and Go – New York Times


New York Times

Yangon's Hero, Wielding Power of Stop and Go
New York Times
YANGON, Myanmar — For 12 hours nearly every day, Sgt. Khin Myint Maung stands in one of the most chaotic intersections in this chronically gridlocked city, untangling traffic snarls with patience and unflagging good humor. It is not the most likely

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Posted on 22 November 2014 | 1:54 am

VOA Exclusive: Interview With Myanmar President Thein Sein – Voice of America


Voice of America

VOA Exclusive: Interview With Myanmar President Thein Sein
Voice of America
In an exclusive interview with VOA's Burmese Service, Myanmar President Thein Sein called allegations that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing alleged torture in Rakhine state "a media fabrication." "International concern on this issue" is overblown

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:59 pm

AP PHOTOS: ‘Most Generous’ Myanmar’s Giving Cycle – ABC News


ABC News

AP PHOTOS: 'Most Generous' Myanmar's Giving Cycle
ABC News
In its latest World Giving Index, released Tuesday, the U.K.-based group said that Myanmar ? turned into one of the world's poorest nations during a half-century of dictatorial rule, corruption and mismanagement ? shared the top spot with the United
2014 World Giving Index Released, USA and Myanmar Tied at TopBig Think
A daily cycle of giving in 'most generous' MyanmarU.S. News & World Report
Myanmar's tradition of giving puts it at top spot with USStars and Stripes

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:06 pm

Which country is most charitable? The USA — and Myanmar – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Which country is most charitable? The USA — and Myanmar
USA TODAY
The United States and Myanmar are tied for the distinction of the most giving country, according to the 2014 World Giving Index, which looks at generous behavior. The scores, measured from 2009-2013 and released in November, looked at 135 countries.

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:36 pm

Deadly Myanmar shell ‘mistakenly hit’ Kachin rebels – BBC News


BBC News

Deadly Myanmar shell 'mistakenly hit' Kachin rebels
BBC News
The Myanmar army has denied it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people. The shell had been intended as a warning shot and was not aimed directly at the rebels, Kachin State's security minister, Col Than Aung
Myanmar's Kachin Rebels Say 22 Dead in FightingABC News
Kachin rebels say 23 cadets killed by Myanmar army shellReuters
Myanmar army attacks Kachin rebel strongholdAljazeera.com
New York Times -Voice of America
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 4:14 pm

Return of the Myanmar Military? – New York Times


Reuters

Return of the Myanmar Military?
New York Times
YANGON, Myanmar — During his visit to Myanmar last week, President Obama sounded a word of caution, saying the process of reform was “by no means complete or irreversible.” His tone was decidedly less enthusiastic than during his previous visit, …
Myanmar parliament chief throws doubt on Suu Kyi's presidential chancesReuters
Obama's Visit to Myanmar: A Mixed ResultCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)
Myanmar's Suu Kyi Faces New Political HurdleWall Street Journal
Voice of America -Channel News Asia
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Posted on 17 November 2014 | 10:31 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

UNFC condemns Burma army shelling of KIA cadets

The Burmese army has been condemned by the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) for killing 23 Kachin Independence Army (KIA) officer cadets and wounding 20 more by firing an artillery shell into their parade ground near Laiza on November 19.

Posted on 23 November 2014 | 5:10 am

Inside the Kachin War Against Burma

Burma's rulers have promised cease-fires with various ethnic groups that have been battling the military, in some cases for decades. But in the hills of Kachin, peace is further away than ever

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:32 am

Burma Army Says Deadly Shelling Of Rebels Was ‘Unintentional’

MYITKYINA, KACHIN STATE – The Burma Army announced that yesterday’s deadly shelling of a rebel military academy was “unintentional,” speaking to reporters in Kachin State capital Myitkyina on Thursday.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 1:39 am

Burma’s Backward Steps

As its reforms stall, Burma is again drawing power from its military past. Is democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fighting back hard enough?

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 3:14 pm

Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s Backward Steps

As its political reforms stall, Burma is in danger of regressing. Is the democracy icon fighting back hard enough

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 12:34 pm

Burma Counts Down to Elections But Democracy Remains a Distant Dream

Adam Dean's photos capture a still impoverished Burma as it stumbles through democratic transition, and ethnic strife, one year before landmark polls

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:45 am

President Obama Is in Burma—or Is It Myanmar?

There's a great episode of Seinfeld in which J. Peterman, the clothing catalogue impresario and Elaine's boss, telephones her from Burma and asks her to run his company.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 11:04 pm

WorldViews: Obama’s journey through Burma’s strange, ‘ghost town’ capital

What it's like traveling in the president's motorcade as it moved through Burma's eerily empty capital.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 9:35 pm

Obama: Move to democracy in Burma is real

Seeking to shore up reforms in long-isolated Burma, President Barack Obama pressed the country's leader to hold inclusive elections next year and respect the rights of its persecuted Muslim minority. But despite setbacks on those fronts, Obama insisted that he remains optimistic about Burma's move toward democracy.

Posted on 13 November 2014 | 4:16 pm

Obama confronts shortcomings in Burma reforms

In Burma's remote capital, President Barack Obama will confront a nation backsliding in its pledges to enact economic and political reforms that were rewarded with U.S. sanctions relief and made the long-isolated country a darling of Obama's efforts to stake out a legacy in Asia.

Posted on 12 November 2014 | 3:16 pm