Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi to contest November election

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 5:59PM UTC

THANLYIN, Burma (AP) — Burma’s democracy leader and lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi has registered for a seat in November elections.

Chiang Mai conference highlights ‘academic activism’ in Burma

By Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:51PM UTC

Academics, students and activists from Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and around the world were among those who attended the first Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies at Chiang Mai University from 24 to 26 July.

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.

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