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Burma opens probe into sectarian strife
Burma opens probe into sectarian strife
Burma has set up a new commission to probe sectarian clashes that saw scores killed and displaced tens of thousands, members told AFP, following...
Burma's rebel group warns ceasefire deal is unstable
Burma's rebel group warns ceasefire deal is unstable
One of Burma's most prominent rebel groups on Saturday warned that the ceasefire deal seen as a breakthrough in relations with the regime is...
Prisoner release puts Burma's ball in the West's court
Prisoner release puts Burma's ball in the West's court
Burma freed at least 200 political prisoners on Friday in an amnesty that could embolden the opposition and put pressure on the West to lift...
Suu Kyi may soon play a role in Burma's parliament
Suu Kyi may soon play a role in Burma's parliament
Democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi could be given a job in Burma's nominally civilian government if she is elected to parliament in the April...
Aung San Suu Kyi 'could lead Burma one day'
Aung San Suu Kyi 'could lead Burma one day'
A senior aide to Burma's president has welcomed the prospect of the party of Aung San Suu Kyi, the democracy campaigner and Nobel prize winner,...
No political amnesty as Burma cuts prison terms
No political amnesty as Burma cuts prison terms
Burma's President Thein Sein has commuted death sentences to life in prison and cut the terms to be served by other prisoners in a gesture to mark...
Burma President approves 'protest bill'
Burma President approves 'protest bill'
According to state media, Burma's president has formally approved a bill allowing citizens to protest peacefully if they have permission, state...
Burma may free more political prisoners soon
Burma may free more political prisoners soon
Burma may soon release hundreds more political detainees, a senior government official said on Wednesday, a week after about 200 dissidents were...
Official says Burma to grant amnesty to prisoners
Official says Burma to grant amnesty to prisoners
Burma's new military-backed government is preparing to grant an amnesty to some prisoners, an official said on Monday, but it was unclear whether...
Ban: Burma agrees to allow in 'all' aid workers
Ban: Burma agrees to allow in 'all' aid workers
In an apparent breakthrough for delivering help to millions of Burma's cyclone survivors, the military government agreed to allow in "all" aid...
Impassive Burma junta chief greets UN's Ban
Impassive Burma junta chief greets UN's Ban
With an impassive handshake, BUrma junta supremo Than Shwe greeted Ban Ki-moon in his remote new capital on Friday at the apex of a high-stakes aid...
Ban heads for Asia on Burma aid mission
Ban heads for Asia on Burma aid mission
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon headed to south-east Asia on Wednesday on a mission to secure more help for cyclone victims in Burma, whose...

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