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Burma Prime Minister Thein Sein. Pic: AP.

Burma information and health ministers step down

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:36AM UTC Comments Off Burma Prime Minister Thein Sein. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Burma's ministers for information and health have been allowed to retire, in the country's second Cabinet reshuffle in two months....

UN Burma envoy worried over camps for displaced

By Sun, Jul 27, 2014 5:05PM UTC Comments Off Yanghee Lee, the United Nationâ's Human Rights Special Envoy to Burma. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — The U.N.'s new human rights envoy for Burma has described conditions as deplorable in camps for persons displaced by sectarian strife, and warned that the country's human rights situation may be backsliding despite progress under three years of elected government. ...

US senator urges Burma to amend constitution

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:26PM UTC Comments Off Aung San Suu Kyi. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has issued a strong call for Burma to amend its constitution to allow opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to run for president and for the military to submit to civilian rule....

Burma: Troubled Rakhine state invites aid groups to return

By Thu, Jul 24, 2014 8:37PM UTC Comments Off Rohingya refugees at Da Paing camp in Rakhine State in April. Many were cut off from vital aid supplies after aid groups were forced to leave earlier this year. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma's Rakhine state say international aid organizations are welcome to return to the area they left in April after Buddhist mobs disrupted their work helping displaced Rohingya Muslims. ...

Burma: Rape case that sparked sectarian violence was faked

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 10:07AM UTC Comments Off

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Authorities in Burma have announced that the alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central city of Mandalay was completely fabricated....

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