NEW YORK (AP) — Burma's foreign minister says sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up an "unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in the country's transition to democracy, but he denies the unrest has been fueled by racism....
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Burma Buddhist monk and a Sri Lankan ultranationalist both known for campaigning against Muslims have formally signed an agreement to work together to protect Buddhism....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — A Burmese court has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to two years in prison for marching through its biggest city and handing out leaflets that questioned the legitimacy of the country's new, nominally civilian government....
YANGON, Burma (AP) — The first Burma national to win an international pageant has been stripped of her title for being rude and dishonest, and has allegedly run off with the expensive crown and breast implants. ...
The Burmese government has pursued more than a dozen rounds of cease-fire talks with the country’s major armed ethnic groups over the past three years but has missed the timetable for achieving a nationwide cease-fire agreement several times. ...
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