The Burmese government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times.
Foreign telecoms Ooredoo and Telenor will soon both be up and running in Burma. Ooredoo launched its commercial services in Burma on Aug. 15, making good on its promise to provide fast, reliable Internet and mobile services to the largely unconnected population. Telenor plans to roll out its offerings toward the end of September.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Businessmen from all over Mindanao are seeking clear cut government policies on five major agenda as the country prepares for economic integration under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
Japan is the most peaceful country in Asia, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s (IEP’s) 2014 Global Peace Index. Its fellow Asian powerhouse China, however, dropped in the rankings amid terrorist threats, international tensions and rapid militarisation.
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A team of divers is trying to retrieve a bronze bell that has been lying for centuries at the confluence of three rivers south of Burma’s old capital, Yangon. The 270 ton bell, believed to be one of the largest ever cast, was made on the
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