7 hrs ago
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.
11 hrs ago
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
Geo Political Monitor
Though tension and mistrust have long existed amidst the myriad of ethnic and religious groups that comprise Myanmar's society, they erupted with uncommon severity during the violence of last year.
Tue May 14, 2013
Opinion: What North Korea could learn from Myanmar
Technicians check the North Korean satellite launch vehicle Unha-3 on the launch pad at the Sohae Satellite Launching Center on April 8. The usually secretive North Korea organised an unprecedented visit for foreign reporters to Tongchang-ri space centre on April 8. During the train journey from Pyongyang to the North Pyongan Province, a journalist ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
WOI-TV West Des Moines
Myanmar says president to make official US visit
Myanmar state television announced Monday that reformist President Thein Sein will make a state visit to the United States in the near future, the first by a Myanmar head of state in almost 47 years and a sign of warming ties.
Election fever grips Myanmar, 2 years ahead of time
Myanmar's next national elections - more than two years away - are already preoccupying the country's leaders and the opposition.
Sat May 11, 2013
Kofi Annan appointed Chair of The Elders, Tutu steps down
Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, has been appointed to take over from Archbishop Desmond Tutu as Chair of The Elders with immediate effect.
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
In Postcards, Movie Posters and Paintings, an Alternative Look at Burma's Past
From the outside, the dilapidated building that houses Pansodan Art Gallery in downtown Rangoon seems nondescript: a concrete staircase rises steeply, the walls faded and stained with watermarks.
Fri May 10, 2013
Cambodia opposition urges sanctions
Cambodia's opposition leader is calling on the United States to impose sanctions against strongman Hun Sen if upcoming elections are unfair, saying that Myanmar showed how foreign pressure can work.
Old guard attempt to restore dictatorship via new media
In 1936, student leader Aung San, who later became the architect of Burma's independence, edited an feature article entitled "A hell-hound at large", as the chief editor of Ohway magazine.