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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mawlamyaing Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the borderlands High in the hills of Myanmar's war-torn borderlands, a clutch of new leprosy cases among ... person per 10,000 has the illness. But there are still about 3,000 new cases found each year and medical workers warn that the disease could be on the rise. Decades of civil war in ethnic regions ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ban on Suu Kyi standing for Myanmar presidency poses dilemma for party

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:53pm by BLOOM

    ... Kyi would not be happy to step aside and allow another NLD candidate to be proposed," said Derek Tonkin, a former British ambassador to Thailand, Vietnam and Laos who is now on the board ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN fears over Myanmar civilians in fresh Kachin unrest

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

    ... Thein Sein’s reformist government has reached tentative peace deals with most major ethnic minority rebel groups in the country, which has been racked by civil wars since independence from 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

    United States lifts sanctions as Congress hails Aung San Suu Kyi

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

    ... to thank you … for teaching me, at my age, a thing or two about courage," said McCain, 76, who spent more than five years in the notorious "Hanoi Hilton" as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict. Suu Kyi's own remarks, from a podium flanked by six US flags and white marble statues of Abraham Lincoln and US civil war general Ulysses Grant, were bookended by standing ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

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

    ... with major armed ethnic minority rebel groups in the country, which has been racked by civil wars since independence from British colonial rule in 1948. But fighting in Kachin near the northern ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Tourist injured as home-made bomb explodes in Yangon hotel

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... stifled. Thein Sein's government has struggled to end a civil war with Kachin rebels and curb rising anti-Muslim violence that has killed hundreds of minority Rohingya Muslims and displaced ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Small time bomb caused Myanmar Trader’s Hotel blast, police say

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:13pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... that country is still far from free, and dissent is frequently stifled. Thein Sein’s government has also struggled both to end a civil war with ethnic Kachin rebels in the north, and curb a rising wave ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Attacks on Rohingya must end if Myanmar wants credibility, say UN

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Britain, the United States, Vietnam, and the country holding the presidency of the European Union, currently Lithuania. ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Dozens of youths freed from Myanmar army, says UN

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 04:18pm

    ... into parliament. His government has also reached tentative peace deals with major armed ethnic minority rebel groups in the country, which has been wracked by civil wars since independence from British ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    NGOs in dilemma over rescuing North Korean refugees

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

    ... production, according to UN data. Since the end of the Korean war in 1953, some 25,000 North Korean refugees have escaped and settled in the South. Most begin their journey by crossing into China, ...




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