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# myanmar - Today’s News


# myanmar - Monday 2 March, 2015

A rare white elephant has been captured in Burma

The appearance of the creature is traditionally associated with good luck.

# myanmar - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Reports vary as Thai police arrest three men over murder of British tourists

There are reports that one man has confessed to the killings.

# myanmar - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Beauty queen runs off with her tiara ‘and free breast implants’ Not Rose Material

Beauty queen runs off with her tiara ‘and free breast implants’

She could hardly leave them behind, to be fair.

# myanmar - Friday 22 August, 2014

In focus: Myanmar struggles with ancient scourge of leprosy

Around 3,000 new cases are found each year in the country, and medical workers are warning that the debilitating disease could be on the rise once more.

# myanmar - Friday 28 February, 2014

‘Thousands at risk’ after Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar

The government defended its decision, accusing the group of creating tensions and instability.

# myanmar - Monday 30 December, 2013

Myanmar’s president pardons political offenders

Myanmar’s reformist president is trying to fulfil his pledge to free all political prisoners by the end of this year.

# myanmar - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence Denis O'Brien

Denis O’Brien’s company fails to win Myanmar phone licence

The syndicate involving O’Brien’s Digicel Group has missed out on being awarded one of two nationwide phone licences.

# myanmar - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Two-child limit for Muslims in parts of Burma

Authorities in Burma’s western Rakhine state face accusations of ethnic cleansing after applying a two-child limit to Muslim families that does not also apply to Buddhists in the area.

# myanmar - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license Digicel

Denis O’Brien assembles consortium to bid for Myanmar mobile license

O’Brien has joined forces with George Soros and Serge Pun to secure one of two new telecommunications licences for the country formally known as Burma.

# myanmar - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you get back into the swing of things after the long weekend.

School blaze in Myanmar kills 13 students

Religious tensions are running high in the country, despite police assurances that the blaze was accidental.

# myanmar - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Myanmar prepares for new era of uncensored daily newspapers

Burmese law will change from tomorrow – ending a regime where only state-run papers were allowed to issue daily editions.

# myanmar - Thursday 21 March, 2013

At least 10 dead in Myanmar riots as Buddhists and Muslims clash

Several mosques were reported to have been torched as well as houses in the town of Meiktila.

# myanmar - Friday 28 December, 2012

Burma to allow daily private newspapers

It will be the first time since 1964 that non-state media will be allowed to publish news in the country.

# myanmar - Monday 19 November, 2012

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform Burma This post contains images

Obama visits Aung San Suu Kyi at home, calls for more reform

Barack Obama has become the first sitting US President to visit the country.

# myanmar - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Activists slam Myanmar amnesty ahead of Obama visit

Officials said 452 prisoners would walk free, but most or all of them appeared to be ordinary criminals rather than political prisoners.

# myanmar - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Strong quake strikes Myanmar, death toll rises

The earthquake measured 6.8 on the scale, according to the USGS.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here’s nine things to know before you start your day.

# myanmar - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Over 500 prisoners released in Burma’s latest amnesty

The latest amnesty comes as the country’s president, Thein Sein, is set to travel to New York to address the United Nations.

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

# myanmar - Monday 20 August, 2012

Burma’s government ends direct media censorship

Under the new rules, journalists will no longer have to submit their work to state censors before publication.

# myanmar - Monday 18 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi in Ireland: Full details of public event

The Burmese democracy icon will receive the Freedom of Dublin and be serenaded at public concert. Here’s the running order for the night.

# myanmar - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Column: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Irish visit is a historic moment. Here’s why.

The iconic former political prisoner is able to travel at last. Let’s stand with her, writes Colm O’Gorman.

# myanmar - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Health worries for Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of Dublin visit

The iconic campaigner’s doctor has expressed fears for her health after she vomited in front of reporters.

# myanmar - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Europe

The General Secretary of the National League for Democracy in Burma will arrive in Ireland on 18 June. Today, she will speak in Geneva at the UN’s International Labour Organisation.

# myanmar - Friday 18 May, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Ireland next month

The Burmese pro-democracy leader is planning her first trip outside of her country in 24 years.

# myanmar - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

# myanmar - Monday 23 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi boycotts Burma’s parliament over oath

Meanwhile, the EU has announced lifting sanctions against Burma after year of political reform.

# myanmar - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Japan to forgive €2.8 billion of Burma’s debt

Japan is to take steps to forgive about 300 billion yen (€2.8 billion) of Burma’s debt and resume development aid in a bid to support democratic and economic reforms in the country.

# myanmar - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Skodas, jets and the Lotto: the week in statistics

Our weekly wrap-up of the numbers that defined the week, like: how much did our 12 MEPs take in donations last year?

# myanmar - Monday 2 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election Burma This post contains videos

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burma election

The long-persecuted opposition leader could be set to take office in the isolated country for the first time.

# myanmar - Sunday 1 April, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi claims victory in Burmese by-election

The National League for Democracy says its leader has taken a seat in parliament, in spite of allegations of vote-rigging.

Suu Kyi poised for by-election success in Burma

The electoral win will change little but marks a new era in the 24-year politicla career of the democracy activist who had spent much of the past two decades under house arrest.

# myanmar - Monday 26 March, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi suspends campaign over ill health

Burma’s opposition leader has been forced to suspend her campaign due to ill health just one week ahead of the polls.

# myanmar - Sunday 22 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# myanmar - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Praise for Burma’s release of political prisoners

Some 651 political activists, bloggers, a former prime minister and heads of ethnic minority groups were released yesterday under a presidential pardon allowing them to take part in “nation-building.”

# myanmar - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Explosion kills 17 in Burma

A fire and several explosions at a state-run warehouse in Burma’s largest city, Rangoon, has killed at least 17 people.

# myanmar - Friday 23 December, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi registers her party for upcoming elections in Burma

The leader of the opposition in Burma, who was under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years, has ended her boycott of elections in military dictatorship.

# myanmar - Monday 21 November, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi to run in Burma elections

The pro-democracy leader has announced that she is to formally end her political boycott and run in elections.

# myanmar - Friday 18 November, 2011

Hillary Clinton to visit Burma

President Barack Obama said the historic trip by the Secretary of State will take place next month after the US said it saw “flickers of progress” in the country which has been isolated for decades.

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