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News: Burma

We have started to collect the most important news related to Burma in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Burma: news

Burma's Suu Kyi on Europe visit

Wednesday, June 13th 2012, 8:45

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves Burma for her first trip to Europe since 1988, in what is seen as another milestone for the country.
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Burma faces more Rakhine unrest

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:27

Gunshots are heard and buildings set on fire in an area affected by deadly violence between Buddhists and Muslims in western Burma, reports say.
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US urges end to violence in Burma

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 3:15
related countries: United States United States

The US urges an end to deadly violence in Burma's Rakhine state, while the EU expresses 'satisfaction' at the government's measures.
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Old tensions bubble in Burma

Monday, June 11th 2012, 17:24

New freedoms bring old tensions to the surface
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UN to move staff from Burma state

Monday, June 11th 2012, 11:46

The UN decides to temporarily relocate non-essential staff in Burma's Rakhine state, where tensions remain high after deadly unrest.
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VIDEO: Emergency declared in west Burma

Monday, June 11th 2012, 3:01

Burma's president Thein Sein announces a state of emergency in the western state of Rakhine, following a week of attacks in the area.
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Tension high in Burma province

Monday, June 11th 2012, 2:58

Tension is high in Burma's western Rakhine state after a state of emergency is imposed following deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.
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Emergency declared in west Burma

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 16:07

Burma's president imposes a state of emergency in western Rakhine state following a week of deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.
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Burma police 'fire on' protesters

Friday, June 8th 2012, 16:49

Protesters in the western Burmese town of Maung Daw clash with police over a sectarian dispute, with differing reports of casualties.
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Australia to lift Burma sanctions

Friday, June 8th 2012, 2:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia says it is lifting remaining travel and financial sanctions against Burma and pledges to double aid to the South East Asian nation by 2015.
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Muslims killed in Burma attack

Monday, June 4th 2012, 15:54

At least nine Muslims are killed in an attack on a bus apparently fuelled by sectarian tensions in Burma's western province of Rakhine.
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Burma 'abandons nuclear research'

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 15:35
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Burma has abandoned research into nuclear power generation, its defence minister Hla Min tells a Singapore security conference.
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Suu Kyi warns on Burma 'optimism'

Friday, June 1st 2012, 4:25

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi warns against ''reckless optimism'' over reforms in her first major foreign speech in more than 20 years.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi vows to help Burmese migrants

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to help Burmese migrant workers, as she addressed cheering crowds in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma since 1988.
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Burmese migrants cheer Suu Kyi

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 6:09
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Aung San Suu Kyi vows to help Burmese migrant workers, as she addressed cheering crowds in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma since 1988.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi leaves Burma after 24 years

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 20:34

Aung San Suu Kyi has travelled outside Burma for the first time in twenty-four years.
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Suu Kyi in historic foreign trip

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:54
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Thailand on her first trip outside Burma in more than two decades.
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India PM meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 7:06
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh meets Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, hours ahead of her first trip overseas in 24 years.
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VIDEO: India and Burma sign trade agreements

Monday, May 28th 2012, 18:28
related countries: India India

India and Burma have signed 12 agreements in a bid to strengthen trade and diplomatic ties.
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India PM in historic Burma visit

Monday, May 28th 2012, 7:17
related countries: India India

Manmohan Singh is meeting President Thein Sein as he makes the first official visit to Burma by an Indian prime minister since 1987.
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VIDEO: India PM's historic visit to Burma

Monday, May 28th 2012, 3:49
related countries: India India

India's Prime Minister is making the first official visit to Burma by an Indian premier since 1987.
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Slow progress in solving Burma's ethnic conflicts

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 2:06

Some hopes of solving Burma's armed ethnic conflicts
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Suu Kyi to make Thai forum visit

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 4:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to attend the World Economic Forum in Bangkok next week, leaving Burma for the first time in 24 years.
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Burma's plea over power protests

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 12:37

Burma's reformist, military-backed government appeals for public understanding after rare protests by hundreds of people against chronic power shortages.
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US relaxes some Burma sanctions

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

The US says it has relaxed some sanctions on investments in Burma and named an ambassador to the country following political reforms.
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Burma sees first gay pride event

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 17:47

Hundreds of people attend the first gay pride event to be held in Burma, where homosexual relationships are banned.
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Korea's Lee visits Burma memorial

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 7:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Lee Myung-bak meets Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and visits a mausoleum in Rangoon, 29 years after a deadly North Korean bomb attack there.
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S Korea president in Burma visit

Monday, May 14th 2012, 8:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Rangoon

President Lee Myung-bak is due in Burma - the first visit by a South Korean leader since a 1983 North Korean bomb attack in Rangoon that killed 21.
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Aung San Suu Kyi given passport

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 14:46

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is given a passport for the first time in 24 years.
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Suu Kyi enters Burma parliament

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 7:03

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn in as a member of Burma's parliament, a month after her party's sweeping victory in by-elections.
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VIDEO: Aung San Suu Kyi sworn in as MP

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 4:03

The Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, is taking her seat in parliament on Wednesday, just over a month after her party won in by-elections.
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UN chief meets Suu Kyi in Burma

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 10:20

UN leader Ban Ki-moon meets opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time in Burma, on a visit aimed at encouraging more democratic reforms.
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