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Myanmar – Google News

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April 28: Xi calls for peace along Myanmar border; former central banker … – South China Morning Post (subscription) (blog)


South China Morning Post (subscription) (blog)

April 28: Xi calls for peace along Myanmar border; former central banker
South China Morning Post (subscription) (blog)
Politics and policies. Dai Xianglong, former head of China's central bank told Financial News that he spent most of time with family after retirement. The interview signals that Dai is safe for the moment, as Bloomberg reported that he was under

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Posted on 28 April 2015 | 3:51 am

Body found near Columbia River ID’d as Myanmar man – The Columbian


Body found near Columbia River ID'd as Myanmar man
The Columbian
The deceased person was identified as Aung Kyaw Thu Tun, a 37-year-old resident of Myanmar, according to the Cowlitz County Coroner's Office. Tun was reported missing on Dec. 24 when he did not report for duty on the MV Unico Stella, a ship docked …
Authorities ID body found in Columbia River near KalamaLongview Daily News

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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 9:22 pm

US cites new Myanmar clashes – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

US cites new Myanmar clashes
Bangkok Post
Unrest between the military and Arakan Army (AA) – a group that hails from Rakhine but has previously focused on fighting in Myanmar's conflict-riddled north – has flared in recent days, raising fears that it could complicate the country's delicate
US raise concern over Myanmar violenceThe Malaysian Insider

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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 7:54 pm

This new messaging app from developers in Myanmar is kind of revolutionary – GlobalPost (blog)


GlobalPost (blog)

This new messaging app from developers in Myanmar is kind of revolutionary
GlobalPost (blog)
YANGON, Myanmar — In the United States, typing goofy messages into an anonymous messaging app might seem unremarkable. But in Myanmar — a brutal police state until recently — it's kind of revolutionary. Just five years ago, every bit of expression
In Myanmar, crackdown on student protests raises concernAl Jazeera America
Suu Kyi criticises govt for hiring US lobbyistThe Nation

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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 4:39 pm

Rohingya solution lies within Myanmar, Swedish ambassador to Bangladesh says – Bangladesh News 24 hours


Bangladesh News 24 hours

Rohingya solution lies within Myanmar, Swedish ambassador to Bangladesh says
Bangladesh News 24 hours
“If the conditions were much better, not only would the remaining Rohyinga population stay (in Myanmar), that it could also conduce conditions for those in Bangladesh to return,” he said, replying a question. Thousands of Rohingya population fled

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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 11:54 am

Chinese president meets Myanmar ruling party chief – Xinhua


Xinhua

Chinese president meets Myanmar ruling party chief
Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Thura U Shwe Mann, speaker of Myanmar's Union Parliament and the House of Representatives, in Beijing, capital of China, April 27, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin). BEIJING, April 27 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi …
Senior CPC official meets Myanmar's ruling party chiefGlobalPost (blog)

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Posted on 27 April 2015 | 9:54 am

Woman raising funds to help students in Myanmar – Lancaster Eagle Gazette


Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Woman raising funds to help students in Myanmar
Lancaster Eagle Gazette
Scheer, whose mother lives in Lancaster, spent the last four months overseas doing volunteer work and lived along the Myanmar and Thailand border before crossing over into Myanmar. However, the 31-year-old's travels first began in Australia, where she …

Posted on 26 April 2015 | 5:29 pm

UN: Myanmar Stability at Risk If Rohingya Issue Not Solved – ABC News


UN News Centre

UN: Myanmar Stability at Risk If Rohingya Issue Not Solved
ABC News
Stability in Myanmar's most sensitive region can't be achieved unless it addresses the issue of citizenship for minority Rohingya Muslims, the United Nations secretary-general warned its authorities Friday. Ban Ki-moon told a delegation from the
Welcoming Myanmar's visible strides, Ban says 'much more hard work lies ahead'UN News Centre
UN Chief to Myanmar: Settle Rohingya Status QuestionVoice of America
UN chief urges Myanmar to address Muslims' status ahead of voteReuters
Bangladesh News 24 hours
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Posted on 25 April 2015 | 12:36 am

US removes sanctions on top Myanmar tycoon – Financial Times


Financial Times

US removes sanctions on top Myanmar tycoon
Financial Times
One of Myanmar's highest profile tycoons has been unshackled from US sanctions as Washington attempts to bridge the demands of human rights activists and multinationals clamouring to do business in the fast-opening frontier market. Western
US Sanctions Lifting in Myanmar Makes Slow ProgressWall Street Journal (blog)
Myanmar: US Pares Business BlacklistNew York Times
US removes prominent Myanmar businessman from sanctions listReuters UK
ABC News
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 8:00 am

China’s Myanmar Conundrum – The Diplomat


The Diplomat

China's Myanmar Conundrum
The Diplomat
Myanmar's political transition has spawned debates and deliberations in policymaking circles and strategic communities across the world. The economic and strategic spinoff of the political changes has generated immense attention and interest. Not least
Myanmar gov't forces arrest five Rakhine rebelsPress TV
Obscure Myanmar ethnic rebel group opens new front on western frontierReuters
Refugees From Ruined Village Say Myanmar Army Trapped ThemVoice of America
Anadolu Agency -The Establishment Post
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Posted on 24 April 2015 | 6:39 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

New Year New Burma

Are you listening? The people of Burma are Calling! Thangyat is Back! At the New Year Water Festival Burma's satirical songs, banned for more than two decades, sing out once again as revellers enjoy their newfound freedoms of speech.

Posted on 13 April 2015 | 2:12 am

Burma river cruise: Leaky teak on the Irrawaddy

Clive Aslet shelters from the elements on a slow boat down the Irrawaddy and discovers a country of fragile beauty

Posted on 12 April 2015 | 8:34 am

Aung San Suu Kyi holds rare talks with Burma's military leadership

Officials say talks focused on the peace process with the country’s ethnic minority rebels, elections due in November and a constitutional amendment Aung San Suu Kyi has held rare talks with Burma’s military leaders and its president Thein Sein, raising hopes of a possible ceasefire in the country’s conflict with ethnic minority rebels. Thein Sein’s government has launched a series of political …

Posted on 10 April 2015 | 1:29 pm

A mysterious land unveiled in Marek Lenarcik's new book on Burma

YANGON, Myanmar — via PRWEB – Although its political isolation has ended, Myanmar remains a land of little known cultures and peoples. Those curious to know more about it will enjoy Burma Lost & Found: …

Posted on 7 April 2015 | 12:08 pm

Why Burma still needs Aung San Suu Kyi

Burma’s post-junta phase has been a farcical version of democracy. With elections looming, will the generals continue to reject the country’s most prized asset? Down University Avenue, a narrow road in an affluent district of north Rangoon, a procession of cars and trucks bumps, at rush hour, trying to avoid the city’s desperate congestion. It sometimes includes taxis bearing tourists who come …

Posted on 6 April 2015 | 6:00 am

U.S. Should Not Stand By While Government in Burma Undermines Religious Liberty

Burma’s President Thein Sein has proposed four pieces of legislation that threaten the very fiber of Burma’s already halting democratic reform process. If passed, the Protection of Race and Religion bills would violate religious liberty and institute potentially severe population control measures.

Posted on 3 April 2015 | 7:31 pm

Burma government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire deal

They agreed on the wording of a draft nationwide agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 5:20 pm

Burma's leaders and ethnic armed groups agree draft ceasefire deal

Burma's government and 16 ethnic armed groups have agreed on the wording of a draft nationwide ceasefire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.

Posted on 31 March 2015 | 12:52 pm

WorldViews: Why China can’t get too angry at Burma for dropping bombs

BEIJING — For days, the anger has grown online. After a bomb from a Burmese aircraft killed four Chinese near the China-Burma border, many Chinese have been expressing their outrage on the Internet — not only against the Burmese government but against their own for not taking a harder stance. So far, Chinese leaders [?]

Posted on 17 March 2015 | 1:26 pm

China Accuses Burmese Military of Fatal Bombing Across Border

Fighting between Burma's border-dwelling ethnic rebels and the central government is making Beijing increasingly tetchy

Posted on 16 March 2015 | 9:51 am