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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    United States lifts sanctions as Congress hails Aung San Suu Kyi

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Treasury drops Thein Sein and Thura Shwe Mann from 'Specially Designated Nationals' list US lifts sanctions as Congress hails Suu Kyi The United States lifted sanctions on two of Myanmar's top leaders as the Congress hailed Aung San Suu Kyi a hero of democracy in a lavish ceremony unthinkable only months ago. The move to end ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi ends US trip hailing democratic transition

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 10:22am by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi wrapped up a landmark two-week US trip praising eastern Europe and South Africa’s democratic transitions – but saying Myanmar must find its own path. The opposition icon, who flies home o ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN fears over Myanmar civilians in fresh Kachin unrest

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

    ... Britain in 1948. Earlier this month, Myanmar hailed a fresh peace deal in ongoing talks to end the Kachin fighting – the country’s last major active civil war. The agreement, which followed three ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Pact between Myanmar's government and Kachin rebels questioned

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

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Yangon Fighting in disputed region continues despite agreement to ease tensions, with both sides accused of continuing to enlist child soldiers Kachin wary of pact with leaders Analysts and members of the Kachin community have expressed scepticism about a seven-point agreement signed between ethnic Kachin rebels and Myanmar's government and hailed by both ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US visit endorses ‘Myanmar’s Spring’, says Thein Sein aide

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... the world,” he said. He hailed the “momentum” of the reforms as well as warming Myanmar-US ties since President Barack Obama’s own visit to Myanmar in November. Thein Sein’s trip shows “US support ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    EU ends Myanmar sanctions, arms embargo remains

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 11:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Luxembourg

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxembourg EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to lift the last of the bloc’s trade, economic and individual sanctions against Myanmar, hailing “a new chapter” with the once pariah state. “In response to the changes that have taken place and in the expectation that they will continue, the Council (of ministers) has decided to lift all sanctions ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar, Kachin rebels agree tentative peace pact

    Posted May 30th 2013, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... displaced by the fighting and create a joint monitoring team. A presidential spokesman hailed the agreement as “really good news”. Representatives from the rebel Kachin Independence Army (KIA) were ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar festival celebrates new literary freedom

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 05:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Dozens of renowned international and local writers gathered on Friday at Myanmar’s first international literary festival to celebrate the country’s new-found freedom of expression. Authors hailed the festival – supported by Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – as a breakthrough for creativity after years lost to stifling censorship rules under ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi’s NLD party holds landmark Myanmar congress

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:52pm by AFP

    ... hailed by the party as unprecedented in the country’s troubled history. Red flags bearing the NLD peacock emblem were erected on a stage in a Yangon restaurant for the landmark congress while ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Obama's Myanmar trip 'no threat to Chinese interests'

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Yangon

    ... that the United States and European Union have substantially eased sanctions. Myanmar's government yesterday hailed Obama's decision to visit the country, noting it would increase the momentum ...




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