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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

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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Burma trial adjourned to end of June

Friday, June 12th 2009, 4:39

The trial of Burma's jailed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is postponed until 26 June, officials say.
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Nowhere to go

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 12:17
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Burmese refugees in Thailand face difficult dilemma
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In pictures

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 23:28
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Refugees streaming over the Thai border from Burma
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Thai army reinforces Burma border

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 11:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Thailand sends heavily-armed troops to its border with Burma after an influx of ethnic Karen refugees.
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Burma's Karen flee army offensive

Monday, June 8th 2009, 12:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

More than 3,000 ethnic Karen flee Burma into Thailand, after renewed shelling by Burmese troops, aid groups say.
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More delay in Suu Kyi Burma trial

Friday, June 5th 2009, 14:13

The trial of Burma's jailed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is postponed for a further week, her lawyer says.
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Suu Kyi's health 'is improving'

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 14:54

Jailed Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's health is improving after she complained of feeling unwell, her lawyer says.
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Suu Kyi health a 'grave concern'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 14:27

Jailed Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from cramps and needs urgent medical care, her party says.
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Burma rejects foreign criticism

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 11:02

Burma's government rejects foreign criticism of the charges against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as interference.
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Suu Kyi's witnesses 'rejected'

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 14:36

Lawyers for the detained Burmese opposition leader say judges have rejected their request to call four defence witnesses.
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Aung San Suu Kyi in court again

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 11:12
related countries: United States United States

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is thought to be in the dock again for the eighth day of her trial.
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Aung San Suu Kyi denies charges

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 13:38

Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells a court she did not break the terms of her house arrest, say diplomats.
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Burma rejects EU, Asian pressure

Monday, May 25th 2009, 8:55
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

EU ministers call for change in Burma as Burma rejects strongly rejects regional criticism of its trial of Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Burma's Suu Kyi claims innocence

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 20:43

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells a Burmese court she did not break her house arrest, as she faces another jail term.
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Burma's Suu Kyi claims innocence

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 13:11

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells Burmese judges she did not break the terms of her house arrest.
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Diplomats barred from Burma trial

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 7:53

Burma bars international observers from the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after allowing them in.
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Suu Kyi 'composed' at Burma trial

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 13:58

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared composed and energetic at a trial hearing, a diplomat says.
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Burma trial condemned

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 8:46

South East Asian leaders express "grave concern" in their first official reaction to the closed trial of Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi on trial

Monday, May 18th 2009, 12:13

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial on charges of violating the terms of her house arrest.
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Suu Kyi insists she is innocent

Friday, May 15th 2009, 10:49

Burma's jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi insists she did not violate her terms of house arrest, her lawyer says.
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Greatest threat

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 23:03

Why are Burma's generals afraid of Aung San Suu Kyi?
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Western outcry over Suu Kyi case

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 21:24

The US and other Western states condemn new charges brought against Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Burma's Suu Kyi taken to prison

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 12:26
related countries: United States United States

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is jailed pending trial over the visit of a man to her home, her lawyer says.
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