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1 hr ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Arakan Govt Softens Stance Toward MSF

The Arakan State government and Burma's Ministry of Health have encouraged international humanitarian organizations-including the previously maligned Medecins Sans Frontieres-to work in the troubled state, where 140,000 internally displaced persons live in increasingly dire conditions after interreligious violence broke out more than two years ago.

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Related Topix: World News, Southeast Asia,

5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Myanmar wants doctors group back

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region despite a severe health crisis.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Immigration Reform,

5 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar invites MSF back to crisis-gripped Rakhine

Myanmar on Thursday invited Doctors Without Borders to resume work in Rakhine state, which is gripped by a severe health crisis nearly five months after the medical aid group was ejected from the region.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Immigration Reform

8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma's Culture Ministry Vows to Limit Building in Pyu Cities

A farmer tills earth beside a marker that indicates the "monument zone" of the ancient Pyu city of Sri Ksetra.

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Related Topix: World News, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

10 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Seeking Independence, Opium Eradication in Palaung Territory

In the ethnic Palaung area in northern Shan State, speaking Burmese can generate suspicion among local people, who are distrustful due to their ongoing conflict with the Burmese military.

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Related Topix: World News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bangkok Post

Chiang Mai latest hub for Bangkok Air

Bangkok Airways will turn Chiang Mai into its third airport hub and use it as a stepping stone to boost its coverage of Myanmar.

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Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 72, ATR Aircraft

Forbes.com

Burmese Tycoon Tay Za Under Scrutiny

Myanmar tycoon Tay Za leans back and fulminates against the U.S. government as a playful pet bear cub scrambles up his alligator-skin chair.

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Related Topix: World News, North Korea, Asia, US Politics, US News, Steve Chabot, Republican, US House of Representatives

Times of Oman

Portrait of a rapidly changing Myanmar

Her book should come with a spoiler alert - her real name isn't Phoebe. In the summer of 2008, Rosalind Russell arrived in Myanmar hoping to work as a journalist under rather unlikely circumstances.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Channelnewsasia.com

Myanmar hopes for Singapore MOU to better protect domestic maids

Myanmar wants to initiate an agreement with Singapore, to offer better protection for its domestic maids working in the city-state.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Transition - Not Yet Taken Root', Threatened by Continuing Abuses: Group

Police patrol the streets of Mandalay on Wednesday, after an outbreak of inter-communal violence in early July.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Burma Rep in Canada Says Doing Business With US-Sanctioned Tycoon Legal

Steven Law listens to a speech during a luncheon for Asean economic ministers in Toronto on June 5, 2014.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Southeast Asia

South China Morning Post

Jimmy Lai paid Paul Wolfowitz US$75,000 for help in Myanmar

Jimmy Lai is a Hong Kong-based entrepreneur formally best known for his high profile as the founder of Giordano, one of Asia's biggest retailers.

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Related Topix: George Bush, W., World News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Landslide Kills 5 Civilians in Kachin Camp

Five people were killed in a camp for displaced Kachin civilians near the rebel-held town of Laiza on Tuesday after their shelters were buried by a landslide, according to Kachin rebels.

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Related Topix: World News

West Hawaii Today

Myanmar opens up economy, but true democracy is still elusive

YANGON, Myanmar- On a recent rain-soaked night, the ancient gold Shwedagon Pagoda, believed to contain relics of the Buddha, glowed through the mist in Yangon.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel

Knowledge@Wharton

Myanmar: Has the 'Frontier' Economy's Time Finally Arrived?

Leveraging their longtime presence and hefty government backing, Japanese businesses eager to hedge their risks in China and find new offshore production bases and markets are rushing into Myanmar, setting up factories and taking on mentoring roles across a wide range of industries, from stock trading to rice growing.

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The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Media Group Criticizes Deportation of Burmese Journalists

A Southeast Asian press watchdog has raised concerns over Thailand's deportation of two Burmese media professionals to Burma, where they face prosecution after publishing an article that upset their government.

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Related Topix: Journalism, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, Southeast Asia, Thailand

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Clashes Continue Between SSA and Burma Army

A government soldier stands outside a primary school in Wan Wap village in Kyaethee Township on July 16. More fighting has erupted between ethnic Shan rebels and the Burma Army near a village in eastern Shan State where hundreds of displaced people have taken shelter for about two weeks.

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Bangkok Post

5m want Myanmar charter changed

Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected military members of parliament as the country, which emerged from dictatorship in 2011, moves towards an election next year.

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Related Topix: World News, Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

Thais Find a Spiritual Home in Yangon

If you happen to be visiting Botataung Pagoda one day and suddenly notice a lot of Thai being spoken around you, don't be surprised.

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Related Topix: Travel, Yangon, Burma Travel, Asia Travel, Myanmar Travel, World News, Thailand, Laos Travel, Laos Travel, Southeast Asia

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

US Turns Blind Eye on Burma's North Korea Connection

Burma's then foreign minister, Nyan Win, second from right, makes an official visit to Pyongyang on Oct. 29, 2008.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Prison, North Korea, Asia,

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