Burma News

Heavy Storm Sinks Passenger Ferry in Indonesian

At least 250 people are missing and feared dead after a ferry capsized in high seas off Sulawesi Island in Indonesia on Monday.

Falling Fuel Prices Have No Effect on Gov’t Pumps

Official fuel prices in Burma, unchanged since the country’s ruling junta slashed subsidies in August 2007, have overtaken black market rates in recent weeks.

Karen rebels under the gun along Thai-Burma border

Burma's ethnic Karen rebels are facing another daunting challenge, as a Burmese military campaign designed to hunt out opposition forces and put an end to the world's longest running civil...

Junta struggling to keep state budget afloat

Experiencing increased pains related to the global financial crisis, Burma's military government is struggling to maintain a solvent state budget, seemingly exploiting every option available to them
Fresh offensive on Thai-Burmese border
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Mizzima News Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – A fresh offensive has broken out along the Thai-Burmese border between ethnic Karen guerillas of the Karen National ...
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The Irrawaddy News Magazine
Burmese Abbot’s Birthday Draws Thousands to Thailand Celebrations
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By WAI MOE Tens of thousands of Burmese pilgrims crossed into Thailand this week to attend celebrations marking the 46th birthday of a monk who was once a ...
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Ban must visit Burma to begin the end-game
European Voice - Brussels,Belgium
By Thaung Htun A more active role by the UN's secretary-general is one of ways the international community can deepen its engagement with Burma's problems, ...
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Business Roundup (January 9, 2009)
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By WILLIAM BOOT A new study of Burma’s economy reveals several trends in terms of the military regime’s foreign trading partners. ...
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Aon fined record £5.25m
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
... and individuals in countries including Bahrain, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Indonesia and Burma between 14 January 2005 and 30 September 2007. ...
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CWS emergency appeal update: Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Nargis
ReliefWeb (press release) - Geneva,Switzerland
Nargis struck Myanmar (Burma) on May 2-3, 2008, and killed more than 84530 persons. More than 53000 are still reported missing. Relief and early recovery ...
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Maternal health care 'extremely limited' in Eastern Burma
ReliefWeb (press release) - Geneva,Switzerland
According to the report, published on Monday in the US medical journal PLoS Medicine, researchers surveyed some 3000 women in eastern Burma—especially from ...
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Burma's fight against polio continues
Mizzima.com - New Delhi,Delhi,India
by Solomon New Delhi (Mizzima) - With the help of donations from international organizations the Burmese Health Ministry said it will administer polio ...
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Blogs Alert for: Burma news

Two soldiers accused of rape and murder attempt | Burma Bloggers ...
BBN: KNU Brigade 2 victory news In the afternoon of December 1, 2008, a Karen soldier from Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) Second Brigade Battalion 5 approached [...] ...
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The IDPs of Eastern Burma rely on cross-border aid and intrepid ...
The IDPs of Eastern Burma rely on cross-border aid and intrepid groups such as the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) and the Back Pack Health Worker Teams Nowhere to Hide. January 9, 2009 · No Comments. by Irrawaddy.news They are constantly ...
democracy for burma - http://democracyforburma.wordpress.com/
New Statesman - The anti-Israel party?
In Burma, Aye Maung posting on the Burma Blogger's Network reported on the alleged rape and murder of a 7-year old girl from the country's minority Karen community, at the hands of a Burmese soldier. "The family of the victims and the ...
politics - http://www.newstatesman.com/politics
World focus on Burma (9 January 2009) « Save Burma
eTaiwan News, Taiwan - The amendments will also benefit about 800 descendants of Chinese Nationalist soldiers who fled to Thailand and present-day Myanmar, the former Burma, … Maternal health care ‘extremely limited’ in ...
Save Burma - http://antidictatorship.wordpress.com/
Carl Barat plays solo gig supporting Glasvegas | News | NME.COM
Following the set Glasvegas played songs including 'Flowers And Football Tops', 'Daddy's Gone' and their cover of The Ronettes' 'Be My Baby'. Carl Barat played: 'What a Waster' 'The Man Who Would Be King' 'BURMA' 'Blood Thirsty Bastards' ... Up-to-the-minute news stories; The best new music and free downloads; Video interviews, photo galleries, competitions and more; Album and track reviews for the week ahead; Essential gigs in your area ...
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