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Is Burma's Notorious Military Junta Reforming?

A cabal of military men has ruled Burma for nearly half a century, often with unfathomable cruelty. But recent events have made Burma watchers wonder if change...

BURMA: Peaceful Coexistence

In superstitious Burma, where heavenly portents are eagerly watched for, a visiting 67-man good-will cultural mission from Red China paid a call on the Rangoon...

BURMA: Peace with Benefits

Last week, nearly ten years after the Japanese armies retreated from a ravaged Burma, the Foreign Ministers of the two nations concluded final peace terms, and...

BURMA: Agreement?

In Bangkok last week, in response to a U.N. resolution, a four-power commission of military officers (the U.S., Burma, Siam and Nationalist China) got together...

BURMA: Influential Translator

Tucked helplessly in an endlessly potential storm center of East-West politics, the amiable, ultranationalistic people of Burma need all the moral encouragement...

BURMA: Burma Go Bragh

Gunboats prowled along the Arakan coast and up the muddy Irrawaddy. Mechanized units rumbled over Burma's uneven dirt roads. At key airdromes R.A.F. transports...

BURMA: Final Verdict

Last January famed Burma Surgeon Gordon Seagrave was convicted of abetting treason against the new republic of Burma by allegedly helping rebel Karen tribesmen...

Inside the Kachin War Against Burma

Burma's rulers have promised ceasefires with various ethnic groups that have been battling the military, in some cases for decades. But in the hills of Kachin,...

Thailand Sends 1,300 Rohingya Back to Hell

Rohingya asylum seekers are being returned to Burma, which they fled after having endured violent persecution and sectarian bloodshed

Boats Carrying Fleeing Rohingya Minority Capsize

(SITTWE, Burma) — An overcrowded boat capsized while trying to escape a cyclone bearing down on Burma, tossing dozens of members of the displaced Rohingya...

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