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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
Myanmar: Activists join Suu Kyi in fight for free elections

May 17, 2014

Myanmar: Activists join Suu Kyi in fight for free elections

Democracy activists in Myanmar joined opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today in calling for constitutional amendments ahead of next year's general elections. #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Yangon #Thein Sein #National League for Democracy #British nationals
Will not allow any activity inimical to India: Myanmar

Mar 04, 2014

Will not allow any activity inimical to India: Myanmar

Myanmar on Monday assured India that it will not allow its soil to be used for any activity inimical to Indian interests. #India #Manmohan Singh #Prime Minister #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Thein Sein #BIMSTEC
With 'loving kindness', Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

Nov 15, 2013

With 'loving kindness', Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

Is that Myanmar released 69 political prisoners on Friday in an amnesty the government described as an act of "loving kindness" in line with President Thein Sein's promise to free all prisoners of conscience by year-end. #World #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Thein Sein #AAPP #Assistance Association for Political Prisoners
Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Rohingyas

May 21, 2013

Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Rohingyas

President Barack Obama urged the president of Myanmar on Monday to halt violence against a Muslim minority but praised economic and political reforms in the formerly pariah nation that is emerging as a US ally in China's backyard. #Barack Obama #Jay Carney #Myanmar #Thein Sein #Than Shwe #Rohingya Muslims #Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
What's in a name? US starts using Myanmar as well as Burma

May 21, 2013

What's in a name? US starts using Myanmar as well as Burma

The Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma received further backing from the White House on Monday in its campaign to be called Myanmar. #White House #World #Barack Obama #Jay Carney #Myanmar #Burma #Thein Sein
Myanmar's government warns violence could threaten reforms

Mar 25, 2013

Myanmar's government warns violence could threaten reforms

President Thein Sein had declared an emergency in the affected areas of central Myanmar on Friday and deployed army troops to the worst-hit city, Meikhtila, where at least 32 people were killed. According to the U.N., more than 12,000 people were displaced. #TheySaidIt #Myanmar #Thein Sein
Myanmar apologizes for violence against monks

Dec 08, 2012

Myanmar apologizes for violence against monks

Myanmar's government apologized for a violent crackdown on Buddhist monks and other foes of a copper mine in northwest Myanmar, which was the biggest use of force against demonstrators since reformist President Thein Sein took office last year. #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Thein Sein
Myanmar ready to declare 'clandestine' nuclear weapons programme

Nov 21, 2012

Myanmar ready to declare 'clandestine' nuclear weapons programme

Little noticed during President Barack Obama's landmark visit to Myanmar was a significant concession that could shed light on whether that nation's powerful military pursued a clandestine nuclear weapons program, possibly with North Korea's help. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Thein Sein
Obama praises Myanmar but urges further reforms

Nov 19, 2012

Obama praises Myanmar but urges further reforms

President Barack Obama said Monday he comes to "extend the hand of friendship" to a nation moving from persecution to peace. But his praise and personal attention came with an admonition to those in charge: The work of ensuring and protecting freedoms has just begun. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar #Burma #Yangon #Thein Sein