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Burma’s president, army chief to meet Suu Kyi

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:12AM UTC Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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....

US think tank faults Burma on Rakhine response

By Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:20AM UTC Comments Off

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Washington think tank is criticizing Myanmar's government for presiding over a "humanitarian catastrophe" in western Rakhine state and doing little to track down perpetrators of Buddhist-on-Muslim violence around the country....

Burma’s failed promise

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 12:23PM UTC Comments Off Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

Burma’s path to democracy, born in considerable hope when the generals’ junta agreed to political reforms in 2011 and released democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, is in depressing danger of failure. ...

Human rights still a concern in Burma, despite big-name investment

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:24AM UTC Comments Off A nighttime view of the capital of Yangon. Pic: AP.

As Burma is celebrated for growing investment and diplomatic opportunities, there are concerns among local activists and the international community that the country's ongoing human rights abuses will be forgotten....

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