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  1. News - Asia

    Myanmar unrest death toll reaches 43: state media

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France Presse in Yangon The death toll from recent communal violence in central Myanmar has risen to 43 with more than 1,300 homes and other buildings destroyed, state media reported on Saturday. Sixty-eight people have been arrested in connection with the Buddhist-Muslim unrest, which has left 11,376 people homeless, the New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported. ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Firebrand Myanmar monk blames Islamists for bomb blast

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Islamic extremists for a small bomb that slightly wounded five people when it went off while he was preaching in Myanmar's second-largest city. The blast happened at 9pm on Sunday during ... commotion. Many people left." Myanmar, a predominantly Buddhist nation of 60 million people, has been gripped by religious violence since emerging from half a century of military rule just two ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourism threatens Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui archipelago

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in the Mergui Archipelago For centuries, the Moken people of Myanmar's Mergui islands have lived in peace and isolation- now their lifestyle is under threat from tourism Paradise found in the 'lost world' Where the Indian Ocean rolls towards Myanmar's southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar opposition reappoints Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Myanmar’s long-silenced opposition reappointed Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as party leader at a landmark maiden congress on Sunday, as it eyes victory ... “I would like to ask that you do not allow personal feelings to harm the future of the nation,” she added. After being sidelined by Myanmar’s military rulers for two decades, the party ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler in Yangon patrick.boehler@scmp.com 5 charged in Myanmar with leaking secrets after alleging China-linked plant made chemical arms Reporters stand trial for reports on arms factory Four journalists and their CEO have gone on trial for leaking state secrets after they reported on an alleged defence factory in Myanmar linked to China. The case came, paradoxically, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Taking an unusual holiday in the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 04:39am by Hari Kumar

    ... The Dalai Lama recently called on Buddhists in Sri Lanka and Myanmar to desist from violence against Muslims. Go figure that out! ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar police fire rubber bullets at protest over China-backed mine

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:21pm by AP

    ... in northwestern Myanmar, injuring seven, a lawmaker said yesterday. Nine officers also were hurt, a monk said, when villagers retaliated with slingshots. The incident occurred near the Letpadaung mine ... of the monks. The Letpadaung mine- a joint venture between a Myanmar military-controlled holding company and China's Wanbao Mining Copper- drew international attention one year ago when police ...

  8. News - Asia - LABOUR

    Myanmar 'vigilant' over maids, says man who plans to bring them to Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... Vincent MacIsaac in Yangon Businessman who plans to export workers to HK praises country's thoroughness as he prepares to review proposals with authorities Myanmar is being 'vigilant' over maids The businessman behind a groundbreaking plan to introduce workers from Myanmar to Hong Kong's scandal-hit domestic helper sector says the country's government is being ...

  9. News - China - RAILWAY

    China plans to extend Tibet railway line to India, Nepal borders by 2020

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 02:01pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... is a highly sensitive region, not just because of continued Tibetan opposition to control from Beijing, but because of its strategic position next to India, Nepal and Myanmar. The Chinese announcement ...




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