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Myanmar – Google News

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Myanmar’s Rights Record Deteriorates in 2014 – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Myanmar's Rights Record Deteriorates in 2014
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)
myanmar-rohingya-protests Buddhist monks and other people take part in a protest to demand the revocation of the right of holders of temporary identification cards, known as white cards, to vote, in Yangon on February 11, 2015. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy: …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 5:28 pm

Cafe Mingala Offers a Rare, and Constant, Taste of Myanmar – New York Times


Cafe Mingala Offers a Rare, and Constant, Taste of Myanmar
New York Times
But Cafe Mingala has been open for 22 years, solely serving dishes from Myanmar. At Cafe Mingala, you can find the same festival noodle fish soup and tea leaf and ginger salads that are so popular in the crowded night markets of Yangon. (Or is it

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 5:18 pm

‘Buddhist Art of Myanmar’ Exhibition At New York’s Asia Society – Forbes


Forbes

'Buddhist Art of Myanmar' Exhibition At New York's Asia Society
Forbes
Those fortunate to be in New York up until May 10 may want to catch the Asia Society Museum's exhibition of art from 15 centuries of Myanmar's Buddhist history. The vast majority of the 70 pieces–stone and bronze sculptures, ritual objects, paintings

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 11:49 am

Myanmar satirist locked up | Bangkok Post: news – Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

Myanmar satirist locked up | Bangkok Post: news
Bangkok Post
YANGON — A freelance photojournalist has been arrested in Myanmar for uploading a satirical post on Facebook mocking the military, relatives said on Saturday. Aung Nay Myo, 37, was taken from his house in Monywa town in central Sagaing region on …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 9:06 am

Myanmar Police Arrest Photojournalist Over Facebook Post – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Myanmar Police Arrest Photojournalist Over Facebook Post
Wall Street Journal
YANGON, Myanmar—Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that allegedly mocked a historic battle and the country's leader, President Thein Sein . Police confirmed Saturday that Aung Nay Myo was …
Myanmar Journalist Arrested for Satirical PostABC News
Photographer arrested for Myanmar military Facebook satireChannel News Asia
Myanmar locks up satiristBangkok Post

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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 7:12 am

Myanmar man found dead on Samui – Bangkok Post


Myanmar man found dead on Samui
Bangkok Post
SURAT THANI — A 22-year-old Myanmar worker was found dead on Koh Samui on Friday morning, five days after his female relative had been murdered on the island. The body of Thet Soe Tar was found on a road to Chaweng Yai community in Bophut …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 6:07 am

Will North Korea Follow Vietnam, Myanmar? – Voice of America (blog)


Voice of America (blog)

Will North Korea Follow Vietnam, Myanmar?
Voice of America (blog)
The South Korean leader also noted reforms in Myanmar, the country also known as Burma. She said Myanmar has carried out reforms and experienced economic growth. Observers say the Vietnam model could make sense for North Korea. Peter Beck is the …

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:01 pm

Myanmar military wins rare praise in war with ethnic Chinese rebels – Reuters


Reuters

Myanmar military wins rare praise in war with ethnic Chinese rebels
Reuters
Fighting erupted on Feb. 9 in the Kokang region of northeast Myanmar, on the border with China, between government forces and ethnic Chinese rebels called the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA). Various ethnic minority rebel groups …
Myanmar Says Kokang Rebels Getting Help from China's Side of BorderRadio Free Asia
Myanmar Rebel Leader Denies Receiving Chinese HelpVoice of America

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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:59 am

United Nations warns on Myanmar reform ‘set back’ – BBC News


BBC News

United Nations warns on Myanmar reform 'set back'
BBC News
The UN's human rights chief has warned that Myanmar's treatment of minorities and suppression of free speech is setting back its political reforms. Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Myanmar (also known as Burma) was continuing to jail critics and quash
Myanmar 'needs urgently to get back on track' – UN rights chiefUN News Centre
UN rights chief warns of widespread abuse in MyanmarJURIST
UN Rights Chief Warns Myanmar Risks Faltering on Reform PathABC News
Daily Mail
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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 5:35 am

Myanmar culls chickens, quail to contain H5N1 outbreak – Reuters


Tech Times

Myanmar culls chickens, quail to contain H5N1 outbreak
Reuters
The first outbreak of H5N1 in Myanmar was in the same region, about 525 miles (840 km) northwest of Yangon, in 2006and the last outbreak was in western Rakhine State in January 2011. The disease was brought under control and was not known to have …
Myanmar Attempts To Contain Oubreak Of H5N1 By Culling ChickensTech Times
Myanmar culls chickens to contain H5N1 outbreakBangkok Post

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Posted on 26 February 2015 | 4:16 am

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Burma – Yahoo News Search Results

Rene Pederson tells the inspiring story of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi in 'The Burma Spring'

How modern Burma decayed into soulless, totalitarian ruin under the rule of a cabal of generals, and how Aung San Suu Kyi came to embody the revived hope of modern Burma, is the subject of Rena Pederson's weighty new volume, "The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation."

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:17 am

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RANGOON – Five people including one journalist were injured Saturday during a second ambush on a Red Cross vehicle in less than a week in northeast Burma’s troubled Kokang region, according to state-run daily The Mirror.

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 9:25 am

Drug-resistant malaria poised to cross into India

Resistance to vital antimalarial drugs called artemisinins has spread across Burma to the Indian border. If not contained, it could ultimately hit Africa hard

Posted on 25 February 2015 | 7:12 pm

Why is Burma declaring state of emergency in troubled Kokang region?

Burma's president declares a state of emergency in the Kokang region and imposes a three-month period of martial law, hours after a Red Cross convoy comes under attack.

Posted on 18 February 2015 | 4:33 pm

Burma declares martial law in region

Burma's President Thein Sein has declared a state of emergency and imposed martial law in a region near the Chinese border after more than 70 people were killed in fighting between the Burmese army and a rebel group.

Posted on 18 February 2015 | 1:39 pm

Thousands of Refugees Are Pouring Into China to Escape Fighting in Burma

Hopes for a prolonged truce appear to be fading in the war-torn nation

Posted on 18 February 2015 | 8:36 am

Our Burmese days

In the past, Burma (Myanmar) had always been a verboten destination. Military repression in decades of general’s rule on Burmese people was a reason not to visit.

Posted on 13 February 2015 | 10:27 pm

WorldViews: Why does this Buddhist-majority nation hate these Muslims so much?

Burma's Rohingya problem.

Posted on 13 February 2015 | 8:30 am

WorldViews: Why a Buddhist-majority nation marginalizes its Muslim minority

Burma's Rohingya problem.

Posted on 13 February 2015 | 8:30 am

Burma informs China of fighting with Kokang ethnic rebels

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma state media says the government has informed China after a flare up in fighting between troops and ethnic Kokang rebels near border that left 47 government soldiers dead and 73 wounded.

Posted on 13 February 2015 | 3:50 am