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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:27:17 GMT
Islamic State, Other Islamist Groups Exploit Plight of The Rohingya  -  benarnews
“I address Burma's youth: take up the sword and kill in the path of God. No doubt, God is with us,” Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for a hardline faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said in an audio message disseminated on Monday, according to ...
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:15:05 GMT

How Will Beijing Treat Myanmar's Symbol of Democracy?  -  ChinaFile
Burmese opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who spent 15 years under house arrest in Myanmar, is visiting the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing for five days this week, through Sunday. Also courted by ...
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:03:47 GMT

Myanmar's Persecuted Rohingya Muslims Remain Stateless And Vulnerable ...  -  International Business Times
It's a risk the Rohingya are willing to take to avoid their status as stateless people in conflict-torn Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, where experts said deep religious and racial tensions have become unbearable for the minority population.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:42:25 GMT

The most persecuted people on Earth?  -  The Economist
In post-war Burma, the Rakhine, like the other 135 officially recognised ethnic groups of the country such as the Kachin, Karen and Chin, were discriminated against by the Burmese military governments. As one Rakhine politician puts it, “we are therefore the ...
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:42:51 GMT
Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, visits China  -  National Catholic Reporter (blog)
In other news, Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived in China yesterday for a five day visit. This is Suu Kyi's first trip to China. This is an important moment for the future of Burma, or commonly known as Myanmar, as the country will have general elections in the fall of this ...
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:24:52 GMT

Making first visit to China, Aung San Suu Kyi's pragmatism in play (+video)  -  Christian Science Monitor
Her five-day trip comes as China has grown unhappy with Myanmar's generals and the country's partial pivot away from Beijing, which until a few years ago was by far the largest investor in Myanmar. Ordinary people in Myanmar have griped at what they said ...
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:20:33 GMT

Suu Kyi arrives in Beijing to be courted by Chinese leaders  -  CNN
(CNN) — Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with a senior Chinese official in Beijing, as she begins a trip that will further underline the Nobel laureate's apparent transition from human rights defender to pragmatic politician. Suu Kyi met Wednesday with Wang ... between China and Myanmar. The latter, also known as Burma, relied heavily on its northern neighbor as a diplomatic ally and investor during the decades when it was an international pariah state, ruled by an authoritarian military junta.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:14:53 GMT

World View: Pakistan Reacts as Indian Forces Cross Border and Strike Militants ...  -  Breitbart News
For the first time, Indian special forces crossed the border into Myanmar (Burma) and conducted a cross-border operation to strike at the terrorist group National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K). The Khaplang terrorists are based in ...
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:49:09 GMT

Ethnic Kokang rebels declare unilateral ceasefire in Burma  -  Asian Correspondent
YANGON, Burma (AP) — Ethnic Kokang rebels fighting against government troops in northeastern Burma (Myanmar) have declared a unilateral ceasefire. Kokang spokesman Htun Myat Lin told the Associated Press the ceasefire began Thursday morning.
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:55:24 GMT

India Is Using Its Military Incursions Into Burma to Send a Message to Other ...  -  TIME
The Indian army's recent operations against militants along its eastern borders remains largely shrouded in mystery and continued to cause controversy on Thursday, two days after special forces crossed the border into Burma (officially known as Myanmar) ...