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2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
International Peace Day march organizer May Sabe Phyu talks to media outside the Sanchaung Township courthouse on Nov. 26, 2013.
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6 hrs ago | Houston Press
One of my guilty pleasures is American Chinese food. Although a recent trip to Beijing and Shanghai afforded me the extended opportunity to eat "real" Chinese food , I still have a soft spot for General Tso's chicken and chop suey.
10 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
The Burma government on Wednesday released 41 political prisoners from its jails, leaving only 44 prisoners of conscience in the country, according to the leading group campaigning on the issue.
15 hrs ago | York Press
One of the few remaining survivors of the Second World War's Death Railway lives just outside York.
16 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
Political activist Naw Ohn Hla was on Tuesday charged under Article 296 of the Burmese penal code - for disturbing a religious assembly.
Some 480,000 households in four regions in Myanmar will have better access to a more reliable supply of electricity to support their daily activities with a US$60 million loan from the Asian Development Bank , the first project loan since re-engaging with Myanmar, which will rehabilitate sections of the country's power distribution network.
Shangri-La International Hotel Management will open its second hotel in Yangon, Myanmar in 2017 and with a prime location on the banks of Kandawgyi Lake, the 350-room Lakeside Shangri-La, Yangon will command magnificent views of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda and unparalleled vistas over the lake.
With a ban on log exports set for next year, foreign buyers of Burmese teak and other rare woods are looking to open timber processing facilities inside Burma.
On Wednesday, the 27th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony will be held in the gleaming new Wunna Theikdi Stadium in the capital Naypyidaw.
An initiative has been launched to modernize Myanmar's postal system by introducing Japan's fast, efficient and precise services, in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic revitalization plans featuring exports of advanced technologies and services, especially to developing countries in Asia.
Seven people were killed after a fire broke out at a department store on the outskirts of Yangon due to a suspected electrical fault, a fire department official said Tuesday.
Ten members of National League for Democracy left for a goodwill visit to China on Sunday, 8 December, at the invitation of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to an NLD spokesman.
An easing of restrictions will likely allow foreign banks to enter into joint ventures with local lenders and open branch offices in Burma, according to Khin Saw Oo, deputy governor of the Central Bank.
Having visited Cambodia and Korea on this whirlwind tour of the region, I touched down in my third and last country-Myanmar.
Aik Htun, chairman of Shwe Taung Group of companies, said his firm has yet to break ground on a planned US $150-million real estate project located at former military offices near Shwedagon Pagoda in central Rangoon, despite earlier announcements that construction would begin this year.
As part of a program of reforms to reopen a country tightly confined for half a century, Burma's government last week reopened Rangoon University to undergraduates.