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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

US senator meets Burmese leader

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 13:06
related countries: United States United States

American Senator Jim Webb meets Burmese military ruler Than Shwe, the most senior US politician to do so.
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Forgotten heroes

Friday, August 14th 2009, 23:32

On VJ Day - Africans recall their role in Burma in WWII
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UN 'concern' at Suu Kyi sentence

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 20:06

The UN Security Council expresses concern at a fresh term of house arrest for Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Reactions to Burma rule test ties

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 4:50

Regional governments are challenged over their reactions to Burma's extension of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention.
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Asian regrets at Suu Kyi verdict

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 9:49

South East Asian nations issue a rare statement condemning the conviction of Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Anger greets Suu Kyi conviction

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 22:27

World leaders express anger and disappointment at the sentencing of Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Burma court finds Suu Kyi guilty

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 12:50
related places: Rangoon

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sentenced to 18 months' house arrest by a court in Rangoon.
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Burma verdict: What is your reaction?

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 9:25

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been given an additional 18 months' house arrest. What is your reaction?
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Verdict expected in Suu Kyi trial

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 5:25

A verdict is due to be delivered shortly in the trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Suu Kyi co-accused 'in hospital'

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 8:45
related countries: United States United States

John Yettaw, the US man on trial with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma, has been taken to hospital after suffering seizures, sources say.
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Verdict delayed in Suu Kyi trial

Friday, July 31st 2009, 8:18

A Burmese court delays the verdict in the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi until 11 August.
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Suu Kyi verdict 'set for Friday'

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 7:09

The court in the trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will deliver its verdict on Friday, her lawyer says.
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Closing arguments in Burma trial

Monday, July 27th 2009, 7:04

The long-running trial of Burma's jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi hears closing arguments.
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Burma trial reaches final stages

Friday, July 24th 2009, 12:53

Lawyers for Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi present closing arguments, as her trial nears its end.
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US piles pressure on Burma regime

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

US officials meet with Burma regime representatives, telling them Burma could gain much by freeing Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Burma-N Korea ties 'of concern'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 4:10
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Thailand Thailand

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US is concerned about possible nuclear co-operation between North Korea and Burma.
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Secret meeting

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 23:17

The dreams and aims of a Burmese opposition leader
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Burma to free political prisoners

Monday, July 13th 2009, 18:48

Burma will release political prisoners to allow them to take part in next year's elections, says Burma's envoy to the UN.
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Hopes and fears

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 0:01

Burma's opposition awaits the end of Suu Kyi's trial
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Burma trial hears defence witness

Friday, July 10th 2009, 14:05

The trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi hears from one of the two defence witnesses allowed.
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Little to show

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 0:39
related places: Some

Some diplomats question wisdom of Ban's Burma trip
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UK threatens new Burma sanctions

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 17:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Brown threatens new sanctions against Burma after it refused to let the UN chief meet the jailed opposition leader.
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Burma junta leader snubs UN chief

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 4:28

Burma's military ruler refuses to let visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon meet jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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UN chief calls for Burma releases

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 14:42

Visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges Burma's junta to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners.
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North Korean ship 'turned around'

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 4:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

A North Korean ship being tracked on suspicion of carrying weapons to Burma is reported to have turned around.
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UN chief announces trip to Burma

Monday, June 29th 2009, 17:12

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has announced he will travel to Burma to press for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Monday, June 29th 2009, 8:45

Burma's highest court refuses to allow two top dissidents to testify in defence of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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UN Burma envoy set to brief Ban

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 15:27

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari completes two days of talks with Burma's generals on a possible visit by Ban Ki-moon.
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UN envoy in Burma for talks

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 6:44

UN special envoy Ibrahim Gambari is in Burma ahead of a possible visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
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Thursday, June 25th 2009, 11:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Burma's junta says it has no links with a N Korean ship in the South China Sea which the US believes could be heading its way.
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Burmese jailed for Suu Kyi prayer

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 15:08

Two supporters of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi are sentenced to prison after praying for her release.
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Protests mark Suu Kyi's birthday

Friday, June 19th 2009, 19:20

The 64th birthday of Burma's jailed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is marked with protests and calls for her release.
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