Burma

Burma reaches a five-point agreement with Wa Army

By Sat, Jul 13, 2013 11:35PM UTC A young female recruit of the Kachin Independence Army, one of the country's largest armed ethnic groups, participates in battle drills at a training camp near Laiza. Pic: AP.

Burma’s Union Peace-making Work Committee led by Vice-Chairman Thein Zaw and “Wa” Special Region (2) Peace-making Delegation led by Zhao Guo-an launched peace talks at Triangle Region Command Headquarters in Kengtung in Shan State (East) on Friday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar reported. After the dialogue, both the Burmese

Burma signs trust-building pact with Wa rebels

By Sat, Jul 13, 2013 6:31PM UTC

YANGON, Burma/Myanmar (AP) — A Burma government peace delegation has signed an agreement with an ethnic Wa rebel group to build mutual trust in an effort to defuse recent tensions between their two armies. The state-run Kyemon daily reported Saturday that the five-point agreement includes clauses calling for prompt meetings between

UN chief tells Burma to make Rohingyas citizens

By Thu, Jul 11, 2013 12:42PM UTC A Rohingya Muslim man who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence, cries as he pleads from a boat after being intercepted by Bangladesh border authorities in Taknaf, Bangladesh, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Pic: AP.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief on Wednesday warned Burma/Myanmar that it must end Buddhist attacks on minority Muslims in the Southeast Asian country if it wants to be seen as a credible nation. Sectarian violence against Rohingya Muslims in the predominantly Buddhist nation has killed hundreds in the

Electricity woes block Burma’s path to development

By Tue, Jul 09, 2013 6:13PM UTC Yangon, Burma regularly experiences electricity shortages. Pic: AP.

The bidding is finished and initial offers have been made, but the Burma telecom licenses story is far from over. Burma offered licenses to Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo on June 27, after a bidding and selection process that lasted several months. It is well known that the companies invited

Burma: President welcomes US-ASEAN Business Council delegation

By Tue, Jul 09, 2013 4:29PM UTC President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein received a business delegation led by President of US-ASEAN Business Council Mr. Alexander Feldman at the hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on 8 July, 2013.(Photo: Myanmar President Office Website)

The President of  Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein has received a business delegation led by the President of the US-ASEAN Business Council Mr. Alexander Feldman at the hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay-Pyi-Taw on Monday, the state-run New Light of Myanmar reported. According to the President, the USA-ASEAN Business Council

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