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Senior US official visits Burma amid signs of softening in policy

Mar 25, 2009 (DVB)–An official from the US State Department met with Burma’s foreign minister yesterday to discuss the promotion of bilateral relations between the two countries amid signs of a softening in US policy to Burma. - more

Burmese nationals arrested for smuggling rocket launchers into India

Mar 25, 2009 (DVB)–Police in India’s Mizoram state have arrested three Burmese nationals near the Burmese border on suspicion of smuggling rocket launchers into India. - more

UN ruling will increase pressure on the Burmese government

Mar 25, 2009 (DVB)–The Washington-based legal counsel to the imprisoned Burmese opposition leader has said that time is running out for the regime with Aung San Suu Kyi’s release date, as set by the government, due this November. - more

Police ignore traffickers in crackdown on Shan drug use

Mar 25, 2009 (DVB)–Shan state police have shot dead a bystander during a crackdown on drug addicts, said a resident from Nam Kham township. - more

KNU Willing to Talk, but not on

Burmese Territory

The Karen National Union has welcomed Thailand’s offer
to mediate talks between the KNU and the Burmese regime,
but said they would have to be held outside Burma.

Army Capitalists: The Junta’s Wealth

The Burmese army operates lucrative business enterprises which earn personal fortunes for elite officers and helps to maintain their military machine.

US Disappointed by Suu Kyi's Detention

The US calls for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all Burmese political prisoners, following a UN body’s ruling that her detention is unlawful.

Burmese Arrested on Suspicion of Briton's Murder

Three Burmese fishermen are arrested following the murder of a British tourist on his yacht.

UN Panel: Poor Must be Part of Financial Overhaul

To prevent another global financial crisis, a panel of UN-appointed economic experts calls for a major overhaul of the international trade and financial system.

Insein Court Sentences 13 More Political Activists

Thirteen more dissidents have been imprisoned—some for helping cyclone victims—as the Burmese junta signals its refusal to budge on the issue of political prisoners.


Will Suu Kyi Be Soon Free? And What Then?

If Aung San Suu Kyi is freed soon, as some rumors predict, how will that affect Burma’s future? A question-and-answer session tackles this and other related issues.

KNU refuses to yield to pressure

The ethnic Karen rebel group – Karen National Union (KNU) – on Tuesday said they will not yield to any form of pressure to partake in the 2010 general election...

NLD requests meeting with party leaders

The National League for Democracy’s Central Executive Committee has called on the junta to let them meet with party Vice-Chairman Tin Oo and General Secretary Aung San Suu Kyi.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

The long road to freedom

(Allegory) The sun beat down on him as he staggered through the desert; his lips cracked, his mouth dry. “Water, water, how I need water,” he thought. It ha...

Burmese opposition leader's detention violates laws: UN panel
CBC.ca - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
A United Nations panel says the detention of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi violates both international legislation and the laws of Burma. ...
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Thailand attack man feared dead
BBC News - UK
The migrant workers from Burma are said to have confessed to killing Mr Roberston when he caught them trying to steal a dinghy from his moored yacht. ...
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International Rescue Committee (press release)
IRC Forensic Photographers Help Bring Justice to Refugees on Thai ...
International Rescue Committee (press release) - New York,NY,USA
Six female refugees at the International Rescue Committee’s domestic violence shelters in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border recently received ...
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KNU Willing to Talk, but not on Burmese Territory
The Irrawaddy News Magazine - Chiang Mai,Thailand
By LAWI WENG The Karen National Union’s deputy chairman, David Takapaw, has welcomed Thailand’s offer to mediate talks between the KNU and the Burmese ...
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Briton Thrown Off Yacht After Throat Slashed
Sky News - UK
A police spokesman said the men, who are migrant workers from neighbouring Burma, confessed to killing Mr Robertson. He apparently caught them climbing onto ...
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Burma Hyde changes focus, still going full speed at AACOG
Wilson County News - Floresville,TX,USA
SAN ANTONIO — To paraphrase Mark Twain, “The news of Burma Hyde’s retirement has been greatly exaggerated.” Rumors abounded last fall that Burma Hyde, ...
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British yachtsman 'beaten to death' by pirates off Thai coast
Times Online - UK
The men, all Burmese, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and a police spokesman said that the men - migrant workers - confessed to the killing. ...
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The Path of Pen or Sword? By Ryan Libre The Irrawaddy
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - Washington,DC,USA
Young Kachin in northern Burma are preparing and learning on both fronts. The question dates back to antiquity, but recently it has come to life here in ...
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Thailand to help with Burma's national reconciliation
Nation Multimedia - Bangkok,Thailand
Thailand is willing to help convince rebelling ethnic minorities to join Burma's juntasponsored sevenstep roadmap toward national reconciliation, ...
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BBC News
Letters from the author George Orwell which give an insight into ...
BBC News - UK
They document the time in the early 1930s when Orwell was staying with his parents in Southwold, Suffolk, after he returned from Burma. ...
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US President Barack Obama conducts his second prime time press conference since coming into office in January in the East Room of the White House, 24 Mar 2009
President Obama also talked about violence in Mexico and search for peace in Middle East

Expectations Mixed for Emergency Economic Meeting
US Regulators Want New Powers to Deal With Financial crisis

Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel's next prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, insists his government will work for peace with the Palestinians.

US President Barack Obama tells Americans he sees signs of economic recovery, while urging them to be patient.

China says video that allegedly shows Chinese security personnel beating Tibetans in the aftermath of last year's unrest is a fake.

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