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Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers, commitment to get them … – UN News Centre


UN News Centre

Myanmar: UN welcomes release of child soldiers, commitment to get them
UN News Centre
1 August 2014 – Myanmar released dozens of children and young adults from its armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, the United Nations today confirmed, welcoming also efforts to get the people away from guns and into classrooms. The group of 91 …
Myanmar frees 91 childJakarta Post
MYANMAR SETS FREE CHILD SOLDIERSDaily Sabah
Myanmar frees 91 child soldiers: UNABC Online
Reuters
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 10:16 pm

China-Backed Railway Expansion Stalls in Myanmar – Voice of America


China-Backed Railway Expansion Stalls in Myanmar
Voice of America
BANGKOK —. Three years ago China and Myanmar signed an agreement to construct a high-speed rail network that would connect China's Yunnan Province to the Bay of Bengal. But last month, the three-year memorandum of understanding expired, leaving …
If no good neighbour, will choose good friendEleven Myanmar

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:44 pm

Myanmar ethnic leaders speed up work on ceasefire pact – Firstpost


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Myanmar ethnic leaders speed up work on ceasefire pact
Firstpost
Yangon, Aug 1 (IANS) A third summit of Myanmar's ethnic armed groups, held in two phases over the past six days in Laiza in northernmost Kachin state, has decided to speed up coordination with the government to finalise the second draft nationwide …
Myanmar ethnic leaders to speed up coordination with gov't for ceasefireShanghai Daily (subscription)

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:18 pm

ANA drops plan to invest in Myanmar domestic carrier – ATWOnline


ATWOnline

ANA drops plan to invest in Myanmar domestic carrier
ATWOnline
Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA)—which announced last year it would invest $25 million in Myanmar's Asian Wings Airways (AWA) for a 49% stake—has pulled back from the deal. However, the carrier said it is still interested in investing in that market.
ANA drops plan to buy stake in Myanmar airlinegulfnews.com
Japan's ANA cancels its plan to buy Burmese carrierBBC News
Japan's ANA drops plan to buy stake in Myanmar airlineChannel News Asia

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 9:11 pm

Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again – South China Morning Post (subscription)


Myanmar looks ready to send out maids again
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Helpers from Myanmar look set to make a comeback – two months after the nation's government cautioned against sending more workers to Hong Kong in the wake of the alleged abuse of an Indonesian maid. A change of heart was signalled by officials in the …

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:40 pm

A second chance for Myanmar’s sea gypsies – BBC News


A second chance for Myanmar's sea gypsies
BBC News
In Myanmar's Mergui archipelago, all the beach brochure clichés actually apply: powdery sand, turquoise waters and forbiddingly thick, verdant jungles are in abundance. Shielded for decades by Myanmar's status as international pariah, the island chain

Posted on 1 August 2014 | 7:19 pm

Lawmakers want tougher US line on Myanmar – New Zealand Herald


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Lawmakers want tougher US line on Myanmar
New Zealand Herald
WASHINGTON (AP) More than 70 U.S. lawmakers say conditions in Myanmar have taken a sharp turn for the worse and want Secretary of State John Kerry to warn its government that could seriously damage bilateral relations. In a letter to Kerry obtained by …
Lawmakers say conditions worsening in Myanmar, urge tougher US policyAlberni Valley Times
Continue peace talks: Myanmar presidentOneindia

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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 3:04 pm

Italian energy giant Eni enters Myanmar – Eleven Myanmar


UPI.com

Italian energy giant Eni enters Myanmar
Eleven Myanmar
Italian energy major Eni SPA has entered Myanmar through a production-sharing agreement for two onshore blocks with the Ministry of Energy, it said in a statement released in Rome today. Eni, has a 90 per cent stake in the deal through it unit Eni
Eni takes first steps in MyanmarUPI.com
Eni signs PSCs for two onshore Myanmar blocksHydrocarbons Technology
Eni Inks PSCs for 2 Onshore Exploration Blocks in MyanmarRigzone
SeaShip News -Oil & Gas Journal -Petro Global News
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Posted on 1 August 2014 | 12:39 pm

Quakes strike Myanmar, India’s Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning – Reuters UK


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Quakes strike Myanmar, India's Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning
Reuters UK
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and India's Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. No Tsunami warning was issued after the Andaman quake, an official at the India …
5.8 quake strikes between Andaman Islands and MyanmarThe Straits Times
Earthquakes of 6.2 and 6.1 hit Myanmar and India's Andaman Islandsgulfnews.com

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Posted on 31 July 2014 | 2:28 pm

Myanmar Shuffles Cabinet Amid Press Crackdown, Aid Dispute – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Myanmar Shuffles Cabinet Amid Press Crackdown, Aid Dispute
Wall Street Journal
Myanmar presidential spokesman Ye Htut was nominated Wednesday to be the country's new minister of information after his predecessor resigned, part of a cabinet shuffle amid tighter restrictions on the news media and criticism over the expulsion of aid …
Myanmar's health and information ministers 'resign'South China Morning Post (subscription)
Myanmar President Replaces Information, Health MinistersRadio Free Asia
Myanmar health and information ministers step downswissinfo.ch

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Posted on 30 July 2014 | 12:23 pm

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma Sentences 8 Chinese Nationals for Weapons Trafficking

A court in northern Myanmar, also known as Burma, has sentenced eight Chinese nationals to long prison terms for illegally trafficking weapons near the border with India. Sources have confirmed to VOA that the men were caught in April with firearms, grenades, bulletproof vests and ammunition. Details of the trial, which took place about 130 kilometers northwest of Mandalay, have not been made …

Posted on 31 July 2014 | 7:06 pm

Burma information and health ministers step down

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, in the country's second Cabinet reshuffle in two months.

Posted on 30 July 2014 | 2:49 am

Burma Top Gear breached Ofcom rules

Top Gear's Burma special in which Jeremy Clarkson used a racial term broke broadcasting guidelines, Ofcom rules.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 10:31 am

UN Burma Envoy Worried Over Displaced Muslims

RANGOON — The new UN human rights envoy for Burma expressed serious concern about the conditions in camps for more than 100,000 mostly minority Muslims displaced by violence led by Buddhist extremists, and warned that the country’s human rights situation may be deteriorating.

Posted on 28 July 2014 | 12:39 am

UN Burma envoy worried over camps for displaced

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.'s new human rights envoy for Burma has described conditions as deplorable in camps for persons displaced by sectarian strife, and warned that the country's human rights situation may be backsliding despite progress under three years of elected government.

Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:19 am

Burma: Troubled Rakhine state invites aid groups to return

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma's Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:50 pm

BURMA / MYANMAR: Immediate need for fair trial and remedies

During the three year period of new Myanmar Government, new political reforms have been taking place.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 10:48 pm

Burma: Rape case that sparked sectarian violence was faked

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma have announced that the alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central city of Mandalay was completely fabricated.

Posted on 21 July 2014 | 2:17 am

Luxury cars and artisanal cheese: Burma opens up, but true democracy still elusive

Burma has changed dramatically since it began democratic reform just over three years ago, with more shopping centers and luxury car dealerships opening. But many Burmese say democracy is still a dream.

Posted on 18 July 2014 | 11:00 am

U.S. wanted Burma to model democratic change, but it’s not turning out that way

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Posted on 6 July 2014 | 11:37 pm