42 min ago
US News & World Report
Obama's Hasty Push for Reconciliation With Burma's Thein Sein
The fast pace of rapprochement between Burma and the United States continued this week with the visit of Burma's president Thein Sein to Washington, where he met with President Obama and congressional leaders and signed a trade agreement.
3 hrs ago
Myanmar and America: The ultimate endorsement
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7 hrs ago
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
NLD Members Threatened at Gunpoint to Resign in East Burma
Members of the National League for Democracy party sit at a tea shop in Rangoon in March.
11 hrs ago
Yingluck '31st most powerful woman'
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been ranked the 31st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel retains her ranking as the most powerful.
14 hrs ago
Myanmar's 'goldrush' luring foreigners in droves
From seasoned investors to recent graduates armed with little more than hastily-made business cards and dreams of striking it rich, foreigners are pouring into Myanmar to stake a claim as it opens up.
Wed May 22, 2013
Asia News Network
YANGON: Suu Kyi tells China to deal with Thein Sein on dam issue
Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi told China to deal directly with the government if they wish to resume the controversial Myitsone project.
The Indian Express
The Burmese president's visit to the White House Monday was the first since Lyndon B. Johnson hosted Burma's leader in 1966.
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Freeport Indonesia says death toll rises to 28 after tunnel accident
The death toll from a tunnel collapse at the world's second largest copper mine run by Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc's Indonesian unit was raised to 28 on Wednesday as rescuers gave up hope of finding any more survivors.
Tue May 21, 2013
Inter Press Service
Seeking Justice for Dictatorship Victims - Two Continents Apart
HIJOS , the acronym for "Sons and Daughters for Identity and Justice Against Oblivion and Silence", is an Argentine rights group founded in 1995 when children of people "disappeared" by that country's 1976-1983 military regime came together to hold escraches or outings of human rights violators.
Myanmar Muslims jailed for killing Buddhist monk
A Myanmar court sentenced seven Muslims to prison Tuesday -- one of them to a life term -- in the killing of a Buddhist monk amid deadly sectarian violence that was overwhelmingly directed against minority Muslims but has not led to any criminal trials against members of the country's Buddhist majority.
Mon May 20, 2013
Anger as Barack Obama rewards Burmese President with White House...
Thein Sein becomes Burma's first head of state to visit Washington since Lyndon Johnson invited military dictator Ne Win in 1966 Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.
Obama walks a fine line with Myanmar president's landmark visit
President Barack Obama will walk a fine line between fostering a U.S. ally in China's backyard and trying to defend human rights on Monday when the president of Myanmar becomes the first head of his country to visit the White House in 47 years.
Sun May 19, 2013
From cars to cola, U.S. firms cross into Burma
RANGOON, Burma - Maroon robes for Buddhist monks had long drawn customers to the shop in downtown Rangoon.
From cars to cola, U.S. firms cross into Burma
KFC and a host of other American icons are finally coming to Burma as the army-ruled nation known officially as Myanmar ends five decades of isolation.
President Barack Obama, left, stands next to Myanmar President Thein Sein in 2011
Historic visit: Myanmar's President Thein Sein shakes hands with cabinet ministers as he leaves for a state visit to the US - the first in 47 years.
Sat May 18, 2013
Asian leaders strive to make reforms stick
Voters in the Philippines appear to have delivered a resounding victory to President Benigno Aquino in midterm elections.
Fri May 17, 2013
Local Burmese skeptical about Myanmar leader
Democracy activist, parliament member and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi would be greeted later as a hero by thousands of people gathered to see and hear her at Memorial Coliseum.
Thu May 16, 2013
Myanmar seeks inspiration for nascent legal aid movement
In a 2011 file photo, birds fly as a porter pushes his cart at Yangon's river port.
Moving from dictatorship, Burma enjoys newspaper boom
RANGOON, Burma - Thomas Tun, a retired government official, takes a daily stroll down his Rangoon street to buy up to five newspapers from a sidewalk vendor.
Wed May 15, 2013