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Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

Jul 10, 2014

Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

The article alleged that the country's military was operating a chemical weapons factory in the town of Pauk in Magway, under the instructions of former strongman junta chief Than Shwe. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #journalists #Human Rights Watch #Reporters Without Borders #Than Shwe #Chemical weapons #Press Freedom #Journalists jailed #Myanmar's Military Junta #Unity Weekly #Official Secrets
Two injured in three bomb explosions near Indo-Myanmar border

Jul 09, 2014

Two injured in three bomb explosions near Indo-Myanmar border

Two people were injured when three powerful bombs exploded in Kasom Khullen area near the Indo-Myanmar border in Ukhrul district of Manipur, officials said on Wednesday. #India #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Imphal #Kasom Khullen
India, China looking for much wider engagement: Hamid Ansari

Jun 30, 2014

India, China looking for much wider engagement: Hamid Ansari

India and China are working on developing a much wider engagement as the two neighbours have chosen the "wise way" of living with each other, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Sunday. #World #India #China #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Hamid Ansari #U Thein Sein #Li Yuanchao
Number of refugees in the world highest since World War II

Jun 20, 2014

Number of refugees in the world highest since World War II

The number of people driven from their homes by conflict and crisis has topped 50 million for the first time since World War II, with Syria hardest hit, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. #India #United Nations #Syria #Myanmar #refugees #Conflict zones
Myanmar: Panel refuses to let Aung San Suu Kyi run for prez

Jun 13, 2014

Myanmar: Panel refuses to let Aung San Suu Kyi run for prez

The committee tasked with recommending amendments opted to retain the section that prevents anyone married to a foreigner or with children of foreign citizenship from becoming head of state. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Presidential elections #Military Junta of Myanmar

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Myanmar: Panel refuses to let Aung San Suu Kyi run for prez

Jul 10, 2014

Five journalists jailed for 10 years over Myanmar stories

YANGON, Myanmar — Four reporters and the chief executive of the magazine they work for were sentenced Thursday to 10 years of hard prison labor for violating Myanmar’s national security by writing and publishing stories about a weapons factory...
Myanmar: Panel refuses to let Aung San Suu Kyi run for prez

Jul 07, 2014

Two Men Killed in Myanmar Both Tried to Ease Religious Tensions

The two men killed in mob violence between Buddhists and Muslims here last week didn't share a religion, but both shared an interest in easing tensions in interfaith communities...
Myanmar: Panel refuses to let Aung San Suu Kyi run for prez

Jul 09, 2014

Making everything from flip-flops to buckets, Myanmar tire recyclers unfazed by modernization

The air in the dark, dingy room is thick with the acrid smell of rubber...
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