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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

VIDEO: Has civilian rule changed Burma?

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 16:59

Less than a year since a civilian government came to power in Burma, the BBC's Fergal Keane reports on changes within the country.
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Hague welcomes end of 'long darkness' in Burma

Friday, January 6th 2012, 19:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK's Hague hails end of 'long darkness' in Burma
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VIDEO: Hague: 'More Burma change needed'

Friday, January 6th 2012, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says the momentum for change in Burma is real but warns against relaxing pressure, after talks with Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Hague: 'More Burma change needed'

Friday, January 6th 2012, 8:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary says the momentum for change in Burma is real but warns against relaxing pressure, after talks with Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Suu Kyi foresees democratic Burma

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 18:58

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC she is optimistic Burma will hold "full democratic elections" in her lifetime.
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VIDEO: Burma makes promise of progress

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 12:35

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is making a landmark visit to Burma - the first such since 1955 - marking a new phase in relations between the country and the outside world.
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Burma 'to release more prisoners'

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 9:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

William Hague says his Burmese counterpart has vowed to free more political prisoners at talks during the first visit by a UK foreign secretary in 55 years.
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VIDEO: UK's Hague urges more Burma reform

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 2:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Foreign Secretary William Hague will call on Burma's leaders to release more political prisoners during his visit to the country.
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Burma frees 32 political inmates

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 14:33

Burma frees 32 political prisoners to mark independence celebrations, but activists express frustration at the limited scale of the releases.
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Burma reduces prisoner sentences

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 16:28

Burma's government announces reductions in prison sentences, but makes no mention of the release of political detainees.
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Deadly blast in Burma's Rangoon

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 5:06
related places: Rangoon

At least 17 people are killed and more than 90 injured by a large explosion at warehouses in the Burmese city of Rangoon.
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Burma's Suu Kyi registers party

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 18:23

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi officially registers her National League for Democracy party and visits parliament.
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VIDEO: Actor Thewlis on Suu Kyi biopic

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 11:46

Actor David Thewlis discusses playing Aung San Suu Kyi's husband in The Lady, a biopic based on the Burmese opposition leader's life.
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Burma 'jails' Karen rebel leader

Friday, December 16th 2011, 22:26

Mahn Nyein Maung, an ethnic Karen rebel leader, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for "unlawful association", reports from Burma say.
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Eviction order for Burmese monk

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 15:46
related places: Rangoon

A senior Burmese monk has been ordered to leave his monastery in Rangoon because of a speech he gave at a pro-democracy event.
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Burma wants end to border clashes

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:59
related countries: China China

Burma's government orders the army to halt offensive action against ethnic Kachin rebels near the Chinese border
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China joins Mekong River patrols

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 8:18
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand

China joins Burma, Laos and Thailand in river patrols along the Mekong after killing of 13 Chinese sailors.
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New Burmese law allows protests

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 11:16

Burmese President Thein Sein signs legislation allowing peaceful demonstrations for the first time, the latest in a series of reforms.
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Suu Kyi hopeful on Burma progress

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 13:56
related countries: United States United States

Aung San Suu Kyi says she is hopeful that Burma can get on to "the road to democracy", after talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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VIDEO: US to consider easing Burma sanctions

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 3:28
related countries: United States United States

The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, will meet the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for a second time to discuss the pace of reform in Burma.
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US to reward further Burma reform

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 15:09
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledges improved ties if Burma continues current reforms, during a landmark visit to the country.
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Clinton's Burma visit: Turning point?

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 19:10

Burma reform put to test on Clinton landmark visit
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'Hopeful' Clinton in Burma visit

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 10:35

Hillary Clinton expresses cautious hope for reform in Burma, as she begins a landmark visit to the diplomatically isolated South East Asian nation.
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Burma exiles watch and wait

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:37

Exiles and refugees watch Burma change with a wary eye
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VIDEO: Clinton to begin landmark Burma visit

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 3:56
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton begins a ground breaking visit to Burma in the first such trip by an American Secretary of State for 50 years.
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Joint patrols planned on Mekong

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 10:50
related countries: China China, Thailand Thailand

China, Thailand, Laos and Burma will launch joint police patrols of the Mekong River next month, Chinese state media report.
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Suu Kyi targets by-election seat

Monday, November 21st 2011, 5:29

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will try to win a seat in parliament in forthcoming by-elections, her party says.
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Obstacles ahead in Burma bid for reform

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 12:45

Despite reform in Burma, obstacles to change remain
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Suu Kyi party to rejoin politics

Friday, November 18th 2011, 16:04

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's NLD party agrees to re-enter Burma's political process and contest parliamentary elections.
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Hillary Clinton will visit Burma

Friday, November 18th 2011, 7:26
related countries: United States United States

The US is to send Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Burma next month, in an historic move following years of isolation of the repressive Asian state.
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What will Burma's economic future look like?

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:19

What will Burma's economic future look like?
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Burma to chair Asean bloc in 2014

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 12:16

Asean leaders agree Burma can chair the regional bloc in 2014, amid signs of reform and with Suu Kyi's party poised to rejoin the political process.
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