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Burma Journalists Protest Reporter’s Jail Term

(Rangoon, Burma) — Dozens of journalists staged a rare demonstration Tuesday morning in Burma's biggest city to protest a jail term given to a reporter who was...

U.S. Seeks Limited Military Ties With Burma

(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration faced strong bipartisan opposition Wednesday to plans for limited U.S. engagement with Burma's powerful military due to...

Indonesia Jails 14 Rohingya for Deadly Brawl

(MEDAN, Indonesia) — An Indonesian court sentenced 14 Rohingya asylum seekers from Myanmar to nine months in jail for their role in a deadly brawl at an...

Police: Small Time Bomb Caused Burma Hotel Blast

(YANGON, Burma) — An explosion that struck one of the most prestigious hotels in Burma's main city was caused by a small, homemade time bomb, police said...

Burma Muslims Hide Amid Deadly Sectarian Clashes

(THANDWE, Burma) — Terrified Muslim families hid in forests in western Burma on Wednesday, one day after fleeing a new round of deadly sectarian violence that...

China Opens Pipeline to Bring Gas from Myanmar

(BEIJING) — China says it has switched on a new pipeline bringing natural gas from Myanmar. It's a project that has raised concerns in Myanmar's nascent civil...

Burma Muslims Jailed for Killing Buddhist Monk

(MEIKHTILA, Burma) — Six Muslim men and one minor have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from life to two years in prison for involvement in the killing of a...