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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's reforms may be running out of steam

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... from their close ties with China and North Korea. The generals released Suu Kyi- who had won the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her pro-democracy struggle- from house arrest. By 2011, "the ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 08:47pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... by the US Embassy. While Asian nations have long had a strong presence in Myanmar, it’s only in the last few years that companies from North America and Europe have started returning, thanks ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    NGOs in dilemma over rescuing North Korean refugees

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... South Korean NGOs face a dilemma over how to rescue 64 North Koreans held by Myanmese rebels and forced to work on a drug farm, an activist said. The North Koreans have been taken ... as the hostage-takers were extremely publicity shy. "We need very quiet negotiations to pull it through", he said. About 80 per cent of the North Koreans were women and were forced to work at alcohol ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US blacklists Myanmar general over North Korea arms deals

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States placed a Myanmar general on its sanctions blacklist on Tuesday for arms deals with North Korea that violated a UN Security Council ... in buying North Korean military goods despite his government’s support of the Security Council ban. It also said he acted on behalf of the Directorate of Defence Industries, which was already ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar's radical monk calls for boycott of 'Muslim firm' Ooredoo, granted a phone licence

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... another. The government stood by its selection of the company, which operates in more than a dozen countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. "We selected them ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar releases 41 political prisoners in government amnesty

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:58pm by Reuters

    ... to the north. D Nyein Lin was released from Insein Prison in Yangon, which housed most political detainees. Others were freed from 11 institutions around the country, said the official, who asked ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US welcomes Myanmar signing nuclear agreement

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

    ... and allow inspections- the latest step by the former pariah nation toward openness. But citing concern about human rights abuses and ties with North Korea, Republican lawmakers said it is premature ... military rule. The engagement policy has been motivated partly by a desire to cut the military ties that the former ruling junta forged with North Korea. On Tuesday, Myanmar took a step long urged ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar to get bigger slice of profits at China-backed copper mine

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... the government 51 per cent of the profits from the Letpadaung copper mine in Monywa, 760 kilometres north of Yangon, far more than its original 4 per cent share. The mine's operators, Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (UMEHL), which is owned by Myanmar's military, and Myanmar Wanbao, a unit of China North Industries Corporation, a Chinese weapons manufacturer, will get 19 per ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Violence erupts again in Myanmar despite visit by President Thein Sein

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

    ... swords, took to the streets yesterday in Thabyuchaing, about 20 kilometres north of the coastal town, police officer Kyaw Naing said. An elderly Muslim woman died from stab wounds in the clashes ... a year ago. He arrived in the Rakhine state capital of Sittwe under tight security early yesterday and was scheduled to travel to several more towns, including Maungdaw to the north and, today, ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Bombings threaten influx of tourists to Myanmar

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

    ... similarity to explosions seen under the former junta, which usually blamed armed exile groups or ethnic rebels. Kachin rebels fighting the military in the country's far north- including parts ...




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