Burma

Burma’s president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 12:27PM UTC Prime Minister Thein Sein is seen as he delivers speech during an opening of a road in Myanmar/Burma. Pic: AP.

NAYPYITAW, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma”s president is holding a rare meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that also includes the country’s political and military heavyweights.

Obama speaks to Burma’s political leaders

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 9:12AM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama and Burma President Thein Sein pictured together at an event in 2011. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Burma/Myanmar with two of the country’s political leaders.

Burma’s president, army chief to meet Suu Kyi

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:12AM UTC Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — Burma President Thein Sein and commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing will jointly meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time Friday, less than two weeks before the arrival of President Barack Obama and other world leaders.

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Burma

By Sat, Oct 25, 2014 5:52PM UTC Rohingya Muslims who fled Burma to Bangladesh to escape religious violence, sit in a boat after being intercepted crossing the Naf River by Bangladeshi border authorities in Taknaf, Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in less than two weeks.

‘Karen rebel’ journalist shot dead by Burmese military

By Fri, Oct 24, 2014 6:43PM UTC Burmese soldiers shot Aung Niang dead on 4th October. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma’s press council says the army shot dead a freelance journalist who was detained while covering clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops along the country’s rugged border.

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