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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

Suu Kyi talks with Burma official

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 11:30

Burma's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets a government minister even as state media criticise her.
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Burma's Suu Kyi appeal possible

Friday, December 4th 2009, 12:16

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her extended detention may be heard in late December.
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Pirates jailed for yacht murder

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 16:16
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Burmese fishermen and a 17-year-old boy are jailed in Thailand for murdering a British yachtsman.
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Many die in Burma ferry sinking

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 9:28

At least 50 people are feared drowned in Burma after a ferry and a barge collide on the Nwagun River, officials say.
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Burma's Suu Kyi calls for talks

Monday, November 16th 2009, 7:46

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls for direct talks with the country's military leader Than Shwe.
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Obama urges Burma to free Suu Kyi

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 10:59
related countries: United States United States

The US president "directly" calls on Burma's prime minister to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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New bid to free Burma's Suu Kyi

Friday, November 13th 2009, 10:37

Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi lodges a new appeal for release from her extended house arrest.
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Burmese army targets India rebels

Friday, November 6th 2009, 5:25
related countries: India India
related places: Naga

Burmese troops attack a base of Naga separatists in the country's northwest, Indian military officials say.
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US diplomats meet Burmese leaders

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 10:06
related countries: United States United States

US envoys meet both Burma's PM and detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in the highest level bilateral contact in over 10 years.
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US diplomats seek facts in Burma

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 4:29
related countries: United States United States

Two senior US diplomats visit Burma on a fact-finding tour as part of efforts to find a new approach to the junta.
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Burma: Suu Kyi 'can play a role'

Monday, October 26th 2009, 4:18

Burma's prime minister tells Asian leaders Aung San Suu Kyi can contribute to national reconciliation.
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US Burma trip begins long process

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 4:35
related countries: United States United States

The US plans to send a fact-finding mission to Burma as the start of "long, slow and painful" process toward engagement.
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Burma's Suu Kyi in diplomat talks

Friday, October 9th 2009, 8:28

Burma's ruling generals allow democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to meet Western diplomats for talks in Rangoon.
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Suu Kyi in Burma government talks

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 10:48

Burmese pro-democracy leader holds a rare meeting with the junta, after her recent offer to negotiate over foreign sanctions.
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Suu Kyi detention appeal rejected

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 5:04

A Burmese court rejects an appeal by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi against her extended house arrest.
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Burma-US meeting held in New York

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 17:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A senior US diplomat reportedly meets a Burmese delegation in New York, as both sides re-state positions on sanctions.
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US wants sustained Burma dialogue

Monday, September 28th 2009, 21:39
related countries: United States United States

The US says it wants its planned dialogue with the Burmese military government to be a sustained process of engagement.
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Suu Kyi 'welcomes US engagement'

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

Detained Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes US plans to engage with the military junta
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US to talk to Burmese military

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 7:30
related countries: United States United States

Hillary Clinton says the US will engage directly with Burma's military rulers in a bid to promote democracy in the hardline state.
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Suu Kyi appeal ruling next month

Friday, September 18th 2009, 11:08

A Burmese court will rule next month on opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her house arrest, her lawyers say.
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Gas firms 'prop up Burma's junta'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 17:21

The energy giants Total and Chevron are accused of propping up Burma's regime through their gas projects.
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Burma court agrees Suu Kyi appeal

Friday, September 4th 2009, 8:05

A Burmese court will hear opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against her latest detention, her lawyers say.
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Suu Kyi launches detention appeal

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 8:41

Lawyers for Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi launch an appeal against the extension of her house arrest.
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Suu Kyi to boost house security

Monday, August 31st 2009, 10:52
related countries: United States United States

Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi plans to alter her house to stop intruders like US man John Yettaw, her party says.
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China's Burma refugees 'return'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 6:04
related countries: China China

Burmese refugees in southern China who had fled fighting begin to return to Burma, Chinese media report.
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'Safer here'

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 2:49
related countries: China China

Burmese refugees flee to Chinese border town
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Suu Kyi visitor tells of 'sorrow'

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 1:43
related countries: United States United States

The US man who swam to the home of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma has spoken of his sorrow that his action led to her arrest.
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China prods Burma on border clash

Friday, August 28th 2009, 17:14
related countries: China China

China asks the Burmese government to end combat operations that have sent thousands of refugees across the Chinese border.
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'Thousands flee Burma violence'

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 19:20
related countries: China China

Thousands of people flee into China from Burma as the government pressures ethnic rebel groups, say reports.
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Suu Kyi intruder returned to US

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 1:49
related countries: United States United States

John Yettaw, the man jailed in Burma for visiting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, returns home to the US.
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Burma deports Suu Kyi US 'guest'

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 11:20
related countries: United States United States

A US man jailed in Burma for visiting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is taken to hospital in Thailand after being deported.
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Burma to free Suu Kyi US 'guest'

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 2:32
related countries: United States United States

Burma is to deport the US man whose uninvited visit to opposition leader Suu Kyi led to her trial, a US senator says.
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