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Death Toll in Burma’s Sectarian Violence Reaches 28

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese officials say the latest outbreak of sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims in western Rakhine state has claimed 28 lives, as a top U.N. envoy ended his visit to the conflict stricken region and stressed the importance of handling the situation delicately. The officials say violence between ethnic Rahkines and ethnic Rohingyas has caused […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Falls Ill During Swiss News Conference

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill during a news conference in the Swiss capital, Bern, late Thursday, shortly after saying how exhausted she was after her long trip from Asia to Europe. After getting a rock star welcome in Geneva, where she gave a speech to the International Labor Organization conference, the […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for International Investment in Burma

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for international aid and investment that will help promote further democratic reform in Burma at the start of her European tour. In Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, the newly elected lawmaker said in an address to the International Labor Organization that she would like to see the Burmese […]

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Death Toll Rises in Burma’s Sectarian Violence

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials say 28 people have died in Burma’s western Rakhine state, as a top U.N. envoy visits there to assess tensions between Buddhists and Muslims. The outbreak of sectarian violence between ethnic Rahkines and ethnic Rohingyas has caused death and property damage on both sides. Officials say tens of thousands of people have been displaced, […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Calls for International Investment in Burma

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for international aid and investment that will help promote further democratic reform in Burma, as she kicked off her landmark European tour in Geneva. The newly elected lawmaker said in an address Thursday to the International Labor Organization that she would like to see the Burmese […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Starts European Tour with Speech in Geneva

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for international aid and investment that will help promote further democratic reform in Burma, as she kicked off her landmark European tour in Geneva. The newly elected lawmaker said in an address Thursday to the International Labor Organization that she would like to see the Burmese […]

Burma’s Pro-democracy Leader Starts Europe Tour

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Switzerland at the start of a historic European tour, which will see her accept the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her more than two decades ago. Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the Geneva airport Wednesday from Munich (Germany). Switzerland is the first stop on […]

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UN Envoy Visits Strife-Torn Western Burma

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A top aide to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Burma’s western Rakhine state Wednesday, as security forces there grappled with sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims that has left at least 21 people dead. U.N. officials told VOA that Vijay Nambiar, the U.N.’s top envoy to Burma, traveled to Rakhine accompanied by Burma’s Border […]

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UN Envoy Arrives in Strife-Torn Western Burma

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A top aide to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting western Burma, where security forces are presiding over an uneasy calm following days of deadly sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. U.N. officials told VOA that Vijay Nambiar, the international body’s top envoy for Burma, arrived Wednesday in western Rakhine state. Nambiar is visiting […]

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UN Envoy Arrives in Strife-Torn Western Burma

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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A top aide to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in western Burma, where security forces are presiding over an uneasy calm following days of deadly sectarian clashes between Buddhists and Muslims. U.N. officials told VOA that Vijay Nambiar, the international body’s top envoy for Burma, arrived Wednesday in western Rakhine state, where government […]

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