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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar newspapers print black covers in protest against the sentencing of reporters

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:50pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... of Unity Journal were arrested and charged under the secrets act for a story about the construction of an alleged chemical weapons factory. Reporters without Borders on Thursday issued a statement ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Buddhist mobs attack foreign aid workers

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AP

    ... Borders, one of the biggest lifelines for the displaced, was expelled from Rakhine state in part because its staff included Rohingya. ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Thein Sein faces growing criticism, most recently over its expulsion from Rakhine state of the aid agency Doctors Without Borders. ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Defamation case against Myanmar weekly dropped

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 03:42pm by AFP

    ... Myanmar rose to 151 out of 179 in this year’s World Press Freedom Index, an improvement of 18 places, the Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said on Wednesday. ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... organisations including The World Association of Newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters Without Borders issued statements strongly condemning the prison sentence. ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... border with China has continued since a 17-year ceasefire broke down in June last year, leaving tens of thousands displaced. A government official, who asked not to be named, said ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN fears over Myanmar civilians in fresh Kachin unrest

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:19pm by undefined

    ... and the elderly,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Myanmar Ashok Nigam in a statement released late on Friday. Conflict in Kachin, near the northern border with China, broke out in June ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Bombings threaten influx of tourists to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Three bombs explode in northeastern Shan state near Chinese border in an area hit by fighting between the military and rebels Bombings threaten influx ... overnight in Namkham in restive northeastern Shan state near the Chinese border, police said. A municipal worker was killed, a police official said. The region has been shaken in recent years ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Reunited 'God's Army' twins in search of a normal life

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:55am by AP

    ... embassy in the Thai capital, Bangkok, in 1999. After a short siege, Thai officials arranged a getaway by helicopter for them to the Myanmar border area where God's Army was based. Johnny ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Pact between Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels questioned

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... group that hasn't signed a ceasefire agreement. Fighting in Kachin, located near Myanmar's northern border with China, has continued since a 17-year ceasefire broke down in June 2011, ...




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