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Burma says Government to Meet with Aung San Suu Kyi Monday

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official says pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet Monday with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The unidentified official, quoted in Burmese media, said the Nobel laureate will meet with Labor Minister Aung Kyi at a state guest house in Rangoon. Aung San Suu Kyi has not commented […]

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Official: Burmese Minister to Meet Suu Kyi

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese official said Saturday pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet next week with a minister from the country’s new army-backed civilian government. The official, who asked not to be named, said Aung San Suu Kyi and Labor Minister Aung Kyi will meet Monday at a state guest house in Yangon. Aung Kyi […]

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Clinton Calls on Burma to Make Reforms

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 5:42 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Burma Friday to free political prisoners, address non-proliferation concerns and start a dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Clinton told delegates at a regional security forum in Bali that Burma is a major challenge facing the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and would have […]

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Clinton Calls on Burma to Make Reforms

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 3:27 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Burma Friday to free political prisoners, address non-proliferation concerns and start a dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Clinton told delegates at a regional security forum in Bali that Burma is a major challenge facing the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and would have […]

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Clinton Calls on Burma to Make Reforms

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 3:04 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Burma Friday to free political prisoners, address non-proliferation concerns and start a dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Clinton told delegates at a regional security forum in Bali that Burma is a major challenge facing the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and would have […]

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US House Renews Burma Sanctions

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives has renewed sanctions against Burma. Lawmakers adopted the measure by a voice vote on Wednesday. The sanctions have been renewed annually since they were first passed in 2003 in response to alleged human rights violations in Burma and a lack of democratic reforms. The sanctions ban the import of certain […]

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Clinton Pushes India on Human Rights in Burma

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Burma government’s human rights record “continues to be deplorable,” and calls on India to encourage Burmese authorities to engage in dialogue with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Clinton, speaking Wednesday in India, also urged New Delhi to press the nominally civilian Burmese government to begin releasing […]

Thai Military Chopper Crashes Near Burmese Border

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Thai military helicopter has crashed near the nation’s border with Burma. Thai military officials say the Black Hawk helicopter went down Tuesday morning in central Phetchburi province, with nine people on board. The aircraft was part of on an operation sent to locate the bodies of five soldiers killed in an earlier helicopter crash […]

Burmese Exile Group Appeals For Help For Kachin Refugees

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Burmese exile group says thousands of people are in urgent need of international assistance in northern Burma, where ethnic Kachin rebels have been under attack by government forces since early last month. The Kachin Women’s Association Thailand said Wednesday that more than 16,000 refugees are sheltering in makeshift camps near the Chinese border. It […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi Leads Hundreds in Martyr’s Day March

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi led hundreds of supporters through the streets of Rangoon in a Martyr’s Day march Tuesday to honor her father and other fallen national heroes. A reporter for VOA’s Burmese service says more than 2,000 people joined the procession to the Martyr’s Mausoleum, including about 100 members of the […]

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