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UN Committee Urges Myanmar Action on Rohingya

Burma Times. 22 Nov 2014

The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee on Friday approved a resolution urging Myanmar to allow its persecuted Rohingya Muslim minorityRead More

State govt approves Arakanese(Mogh) settlements in Buthidaung, Maungdaw

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Burma Times: The Arakan State regional parliament on Wednesday approved a proposal to construct new villages in Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships forRead More

Arakan State Govt ‘Condemns’ UN Rohingya Statement

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Burma Times: RANGOON — The Arakan State parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a non-binding resolution formally condemning UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonRead More

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US Senate Introduces Rohingya Resolution

Burma Times. 22 Nov 2014

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
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Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Mr. KIRK, Mr. DURBIN,Read More

Krabi officials on watch for Rohingya

Burma Times. 21 Nov 2014

PHUKET: Officials on Koh Lanta, across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket, are on the lookout forRead More

Myanmar army attack kills over 20 Kachin fighters

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Burma Times: New fighting in Kachin State has left over 20 dead after a mortar attack on a training facility yesterday.

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World News

Malaysia as Asean chair in 2015: What to expect

Sunday, 23 November 2014
Burma Times: On November 13, at the close of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit inRead More

Violence against women still rife in RI, Timor Leste and Myanmar

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Burma Times: Despite a global campaign to end violence against women since the fourth World Conference onRead More

Suspect in Burdwan case moved to Delhi

Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Burma Times: Hyderabad, India- Mohammad Khalid, who was picked up by the National Investigation Agency in Hyderabad on MondayRead More

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Burmese celebrate 500 years of Catholicism this weekend

Sunday, 23 November 2014
Burma Times: MUMBAI- Thousands of Catholics arrived in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), on Friday to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Catholicism in that country. The festivities will continue over the weekend.

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‘Plight of Rohingya minority a media fabrication’

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Burma Times: YANGON- Myanmar President Thein Sein has denied that minority Muslim Rohingya are fleeing “torture” in western Rakhine state, telling the Voice of America Burmese Service such media reports were fabrication.

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Burma’s Rohingya need protection from persecution

Thursday, 20 November 2014
Burma Times: Rakhine state, on the western coast of Burma, is among the most dangerous places in the world to be a Muslim.

Just over a year ago, simmering tensions and small-scale clashes erupted into mass violence between Buddhist Rakhines and Muslim Rohingya,Read More

Drowning migrants is a blot on humanity

Burma Times. 18 Nov 2014  By Harun Yahya

This week a terrible tragedy shook Istanbul and brought an important question once again to the fore, perhaps with a much greater intensity. A small overloaded boat carrying 46 migrants sank off Istanbul. Only six people could beRead More

US Must Address Rights Concerns Before Further Engagement

Thursday,13 November 2014
Burma Times: As a former political prisoner and a democracy activist involved in civil society initiatives, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the United States and international community for their ongoing support of my home country of Burma and our longstanding struggle forRead More

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Listening to Sheikh Hasina

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Burma Times. Dr. Sinha M. A. Sayeed 13 Nov 2014                                                              

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10,000 ASK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SPEAK OUT TODAY AGAINST THE PERSECUTION OF THE ROHINGYA MINORITY “MARCH TO GENOCIDE” IN BURMA

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Burma Times. 13 Nov 2014

Rights Group Petition Spotlights Government Actions that Group  calls “March to Genocide”Against Rohingya Minority
“President Obama’s Silence Would Be Indefensible, Make Him an Accomplice”

The human rights group United to End Genocide warned that President Obama’s would becomeRead More

Sports News

Malaysia break Myanmar hearts

Sunday, 02 November 2014
Burma Times: MALAYSIA broke the hearts of hundreds of fans at the Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Naypyitaw yesterday when they defeated hosts MyanmarRead More

Atletico Madrid: Simeone admits to mistake over injured Costa

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone admitted he made a mistake in picking Diego Costa for the Champions League final.

Costa was substituted with a hamstring injuryRead More

Early goal crucial, says Wolfsburg’s Olic

Burma Times. 20 April Germanay

Wolfsburg attacker Ivica Olic said early aggression helped his side to a crucial 3-1 Bundesliga win over Hamburg on Saturday.

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Kitchee remain unbeaten in AFC Cup

Hong Kong club are now just one win away from reaching the knockout stage after brushing aside Myanmar side. Unbeaten Kitchee moved a step closer to the AFCRead More

El Ahmadi impressed with new recruits

Burma Times – Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi insists that loan duo Ryan Bertrand and Grant Holt are welcome additions to the squad.

Bertrand andRead More

Oman slam four past Myanmar

Burma Times – Muscat: Philippe Burle-coached Oman routed Myanmar by a 4-0 margin in their opening match as the inaugural AFC Under-22 Championship got to an excitingRead More

Oman open AFC U-22 campaign against Myanmar today

Muscat:Burma Times – As the AFC Under-22 Championship is set for kick-off today, coaches from South Korea, Jordan and Myanmar have said that Oman is a strongRead More

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Health

Ebola goes viral in Special Branch blunder

Burma Times: 19 Oct 2014

Yangon police have taken the unusual step of confirming that a poster in a downtown hotel lobby calling for information onRead More

Myanmar man being tested for Ebola virus

Burma Times: 22 august 2014

A Myanmar man is being kept in an isolation ward in Yangon, as doctors await the result of testsRead More

‘My brother’s attitude made me rape and HIV victim at 15’

By Isaac Olamikan / Special Correspondent, Abuja

For 10 years now, Joanna (not real name) has being going through hell as a result of her youthfulRead More