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|By WAI MOE|
|The weakened performances of Burma’s neighbors—particularly China, Thailand and India—will diminish economic growth in Burma this year, according to the Asia Development Bank.|
|By AMBIKA AHUJA|
|The founder of Thailand's "yellow shirt" protest movement that shut down Bangkok airports last year was shot and wounded by gunmen Friday in an attack.|
|By LALIT K JHA and SAW YAN NAING|
|People on the western coast of Burma near Bangladesh are bracing for heavy rains, as Cyclone Bijli approaches amid warnings of possible massive flooding. |
|By WAI MOE|
|UWSA commander Bao You-Xiang has called for a solid and united Wa State at a ceremony in Panghsang attended by some 20,000 people.|
Tyler Chapman returns to Burma and writes, in a new reporter’s notebook, that hopes for reform have been snuffed out by a ruthless crackdown leaving Burmese in debilitating fear of each other.
In the wake of cyclone 'Bijli' warning being issued, people in the Cyclone 'Nargis' devastated region in Irrawaddy Division are reportedly moving to safer areas inland, eyewitnesses said. Bangladesh has urged the Burmese junta to take back 28,000 remaining Rohingya, a Muslim minority, to their homeland. Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr Dipu Moni, during a regional meeting in...
A two-day meeting of leaders from regional countries held in Bali, Indonesia, was unable to produce any concrete solution concerning the plight of Rohingya boatpeople,
Torrential rains along with mild winds have begun hitting Sittwe, capital of western Burma's Arakan state, ahead of the expected arrival of Cyclone Bijli, according to a local resident...