Tag Archives: Myanmar

  • Thousands of Rohingya flee as fighting escalates in Myanmar

    At least 6,000 Rohingya civilians fleeing renewed violence in Myanmar are stranded near the border with Bangladesh which is blocking their entry, a senior Bangladeshi official said Tuesday. ...

  • Did the Dalai Lama prefer exile in Myanmar to India?

    That is what the Tibetan God King told Asia Times contributor Bertil Lintner in a 1984 interview during ceremonies marking his then 25th year in exile ...

  • Aung San Suu Kyi denies Rohingya ethnic cleansing allegations

    The Nobel Prize winner told the BBC’s Fergal Keane that there were issues in Rakhine State where the Muslim Rohingya live, but said it did not go as far as ethnic cleansing. ...

  • Myanmar pursuing ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya: UN official

    Myanmar is engaged in "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims, a UN official has said, as reports emerged Friday of troops shooting at villagers as they tried to flee. ...

  • Deadly clashes in Myanmar threaten rebel peace bid

    At least eight people have been killed and thousands displaced by clashes in southeast Myanmar, rebels and border forces said Monday, violence that threatens to undercut the new government's ...

  • Laden Tshering Samdup China, Tibet, and now Burma

    Aung San Suu Kyi, who rode to power in Burma as an icon of human rights, appears to have made a volte face with Burma’s recognition of Tibet as part of China. ...

  • China’s Xi says wants to ensure ‘correct direction’ of Myanmar ties

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday China wants to ensure relations develop in the "correct direction". ...

  • New Myanmar government frees political prisoners

    A Myanmar court on Friday freed dozens of jailed students, in the first wave of detainee releases after Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to make releasing political prisoners the first priority of her new government. ...

  • Suu Kyi aide sworn in as Myanmar president in historic power shift

    Myanmar entered a new era on Wednesday as Aung San Suu Kyi's democracy movement took power after 50 years of military domination, with a close aide of the Nobel laureate sworn in as president. ...

  • Suu Kyi party wins historic Myanmar polls

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition on Friday secured a parliamentary majority from last weekend's polls that will allow it to elect a president and form a government in a historic shift in power from the army. ...