Burma

Flooding in northern Burma leaves 9 dead

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 3:49PM UTC

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — The U.N.’s emergency relief organization says incessant monsoon rain in northwestern Burma has triggered flooding, leaving nine people dead and affecting 70,000 others.

Burma ethnic peace talks recess without peace agreement

By Sat, Jul 25, 2015 2:52PM UTC

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — A three-day round of talks between the government and leaders of ethnic rebel groups has concluded without a sought-after ceasefire draft agreement to end decades of warring.

Report: Burmese human rights workers are under threat

By Fri, Jul 24, 2015 12:52PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — A new report says human rights workers in Burma face threats to their security when working despite moves toward political reform since military rule gave way to an elected government four years ago.

153 Chinese get life in jail for illegal logging in Burma

By Thu, Jul 23, 2015 9:27AM UTC

A court in northern Burma (Myanmar) has sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison after convicting them of illegal logging in a case that has already strained relations with Beijing.

Talks resume on Burma ceasefire deal

By Wed, Jul 22, 2015 12:28PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The Burmese (Myanmar) government and armed ethnic minority groups have resumed talks as they try to reach a nationwide ceasefire agreement to end six decades of fighting.

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