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. ...
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....
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....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy to Burma for human rights is making her first visit to the Southeast Asian nation at a time of renewed political stress and sectarian tensions. ...
Less than one month after a rumoured immigration crackdown by the Thai military junta forced more than 200,000 illegal migrant workers to flee across the border to Cambodia, the coup-makers are now turning their attention to Burmese immigrants....
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