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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Violence erupts again in Myanmar despite visit by President Thein Sein

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Thandwe Buddhist-Muslim conflict flares as president tours Rakhine state seeking solution to conflict Sectarian killing as Thein Sein visits Buddhist mobs killed a 94-year-old Muslim woman and torched more than 70 homes yesterday as sectarian violence again gripped Myanmar's Rakhine state despite a visit by President Thein Sein, officials and residents ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Suu Kyi urges Myanmar nationals in Singapore to return home

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Thousands of Myanmar nationals living in Singapore gave Aung San Suu Kyi an emotional welcome on Sunday as the democracy icon urged them to consider coming home to help rebuild the impoverished nation. The two-hour event, held on the third day of opposition leader Suu Kyi’s first visit to the city-state, saw Myanmar nationals working or studying in the wealthy city-state turn-up ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US welcomes Myanmar signing nuclear agreement

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 08:36am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The United States on Thursday welcomed Myanmar’s signing of an agreement with the UN atomic watchdog that will require it to declare any nuclear activities ... to deepen US ties with Myanmar’s powerful military. The Obama administration has moved rapidly to ease sanctions against Myanmar as it has undertaken democratic reforms after decades of repressive ...

  4. News - Asia

    Key Myanmar reformist joins race for presidency

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Former general Shwe Mann joins opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as presidential candidate Myanmar’s influential parliamentary speaker Shwe Mann has ... for president because it is the key post to work for the betterment of the country and the people’s interest,” he told Radio Free Asia’s Myanmar service during a visit to Washington on Monday, according ...

  5. News - China

    China seeks to regain role in changed Myanmar

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 04:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon China is intensifying efforts to regain influence in Myanmar as its long-held dominance founders in the face of a transformation in its former army-ruled neighbour, experts say. Dramatic reforms heralding Myanmar’s emergence from the shadow of dictatorship have astounded the West and seen the former pariah state courted by a host of international ...

  6. News - China

    Beijing's first special envoy for Asia to focus on Myanmar

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... later, would focus on relations with Myanmar. Professor Fan Hongwei , an expert in Myanmese affairs at Xiamen University , said the appointment was made because Sino-Myanmese relations faced ... following political reforms implemented by Myanmar since 2011 and its opening up to Western countries. The decision to suspend a US$3.6 billion dam project that had Chinese involvement last year ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Myanmar's golden pearls fetch top price at auction

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Myanmar government gains 30 per cent more by holding the sale in the city as keen bidders push prices up to eight times higher than usual With the lure of Myanmar's golden pearls ... per cent more than what would have been paid at an auction in Myanmar, said Michael Hajjar the spokesman for Belpearl, co-organiser of the auction on Friday and Saturday. The auction was held ...

  8. News - World

    Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 01:57pm by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police say 2 bombs have exploded in eastern Myanmar, killing 1 person. ...

  9. News - World

    Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:07am by AP

    ... YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar police say homemade time bomb was used in Yangon hotel blast; 3 suspects detained. ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Win Tin, Myanmar journalist and opposition leader, dies at 85

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar’s longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League ... in 2008, he continued working with the NLD through Myanmar’s transition from military rule to an elected — though army-dominated — government in 2011. He continued to call on the military ...




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