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US urges Myanmar to ease tensions

Samantha Power, the United State’s ambassador to the United Nations. AP FILE PHOTO

The US ambassador to the UN urged Myanmar on Thursday to intervene to stop communal violence there and protect humanitarian workers in the volatile western state of Rakhine.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar papers protest sentencing of reporters

A woman reads a local weekly news journals with its front page printed black with letters saying "By opposing recent arrest and sentencing of journalists including a video journalist of DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma)" Friday, April 11, 2014, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AP)

Several private newspapers in Myanmar printed black front pages on Friday to protest the recent arrests and sentencing of journalists, in the latest sign the country’s media climate is worsening.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s marine Eden braces for tourism

In this Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 photo, a Moken boy, nomads of the sea, plays with a bamboo pole with a wooden wheel attached, on Island 115 in Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar. AP

Where the Indian Ocean rolls toward Myanmar’s southwestern coast, a lacework of 800 islands rises, fringed with shimmering beaches of no footprints.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Plane slams into house in Nueva Ecija town

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A trainer aircraft carrying two pilots, one is a Myanmar national, crashed into a residential area in Nueva Ecija early Thursday morning.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Plane crashes into house in Nueva Ecija town; 1 hurt

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A trainer aircraft carrying two pilots, one is a Myanmar national, crashed in a residential area in Nueva Ecija early Thursday morning.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Massive jade boulder found in Myanmar

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Soldiers have been sent to northern Myanmar to protect an enormous jade boulder that could weigh up to 50 tons.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN: Myanmar Buddhists killed more than 40 Muslims

Muslim barbers give customers haircut at a roadside makeshift barber shop, Friday, Jan 17, 2014, in The’ Chaung village, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Serving about ten customers per day, a barber earns about 2,000 Kyats ($2). The’ Chaung and the neighborhood, houses camps for displaced Muslims following 2012 sectarian violence between the Buddhist and the Muslims. AP

The United Nations has confirmed that at least 48 Muslims appear to have been killed when Buddhist mobs attacked a village in an isolated corner of western Myanmar, violence that has been vehemently denied by the government since it was first reported by The Associated Press just over a week ago.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Myanmar frees scores of child soldiers from armed forces–UN

A former Myanmar child soldier (R) carries his belongings as he walks out from a military compound in Yangon after a ceremony discharging a group of children and young people back to their parents and guardians on January 18, 2014.  Myanmar's army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said on January 18, hailing a "historic step" towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation. AFP

Myanmar’s army has freed 96 children and young people from its armed forces, the United Nations said Saturday, hailing a “historic step” towards ending the use of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Myanmar declares ‘no more political prisoners’ after amnesty‎

Myanmar civic rights activist Ma Tandar, center with flowers, walks out of Insane prison after receiving a presidential pardon, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, suburbs of Yangon, Myanmar.  Myanmar's President Thein Sein has pardoned 44 political prisoners, coinciding with the country's hosting of the Southeast Asian Games. The majority of those freed Wednesday were activists charged under a peaceful assembly law that sets a maximum one-year prison term to people who protest without permission. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

YANGON— Myanmar on Tuesday announced there were “no more political prisoners” after issuing a sweeping amnesty order aimed at fulfilling a presidential pledge to free all dissidents by the end of the year. The country has released scores of prisoners of conscience as part of dramatic reforms, implemented since the end of outright military rule [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suu Kyi urges ‘freedom from fear’ on World AIDS Day

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu kyi .AP FILE PHOTO

Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS Sunday as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners—officials

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Myanmar on Friday said it had freed dozens of detained activists as the fast-changing former pariah state hosts top-level international visitors, including from the European Union.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Buddhists in Myanmar protest OIC’s upcoming visit

Myanmar Buddhist Monks hold a banner as they march to protest against the upcoming visit of a delegation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to Myanmar Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Hundreds of Buddhists marched through the streets of Myanmar’s biggest city on Tuesday to protest an upcoming visit by a high-level delegation from the world’s biggest Islamic political bloc.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Myanmar’s international airports top hub for drug smugglers

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Myanmar’s three main international airports have become a major transfer hub for illegal narcotics, according to the chief of the Aviation Police Department.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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