A cyclone only a day away carries wind and rain that could become deadly. But in dozens of refugee camps that spatter Myanmar's western coast, the order to evacuate ahead of the storm was met with widespread refusal.
BANGKOK (AP) — A leading international rights group on Monday accused authorities in Myanmar, including Buddhist monks, of fomenting an organized campaign of ethnic cleansing against the country's Rohingya Muslim minority that killed hundreds of people and forced 125,000 from their homes.
The soldiers began to shoot students at Rangoon University at 6:30 p.m. Hla Shwe watched, cowering in a nearby building, as his friends died. “I heard the shouting,” he recalled. “They shot whoever they saw.”
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A strong earthquake of magnitude-6.8 struck northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a bridge and a gold mine, damaging several old Buddhist pagodas and leaving as many as 12 people feared dead.
Aye Aye Win, Associated Press
, November 11, 2012
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi reiterated a call Tuesday for the lifting of sanctions against her impoverished country, and vowed to use her new parliamentary role to foment more change.
Tom Coyne, Associated Press
, September 25, 2012
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — People fled their burning homes and Myanmar's security forces struggled to contain communal violence Tuesday in a western region where state media reported the death toll climbed to 21.
Myanmar's president has declared a state of emergency in a western state where sectarian tensions between Buddhists and Muslims have unleashed deadly violence. He warned that if the situation spun out of control, it could jeopardize the democratic reforms he has been instituting since taking office last year.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's once-hostile state-run press offered unprecedented praise Tuesday to Aung San Suu Kyi, lauding the opposition leader for working with President Thein Sein for the country's benefit and calling the pair “the hope of Myanmar.”
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday suspended its sanctions against Myanmar for a year following a wave of widely praised political reforms in the country, but will retain an embargo on arms sales, officials said.
Slobodan Lekic, Associated Press
, April 23, 2012
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — She struggled for a free Myanmar for a quarter-century, much of it spent locked away under house arrest. Now, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate whose nonviolent campaign for democracy at home transformed her into a global icon is on the verge of ascending to public office for the first time.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was presented during a historic three-day visit to Myanmar with two distinct sides to life in the isolationist and authoritarian country: the planned city of monstrous government offices and palaces built by a brutal military regime, and the Southeast Asian metropolis famed for temples and monks, where Clinton met a soul mate in opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a historic opening to isolated Myanmar, President Barack Obama finally found a taker Friday for his Inauguration speech offer to extend a hand to rogue states "if you are willing to unclench your fist."
Ben Feller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press
, November 18, 2011
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