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NEW DELHI — Myanmar President Thein Sein released some 20 political prisoners Friday, days before a historic summit with President Obama in Washington early next week, according to officials and prisoner rights groups. The ex-general's...
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NEW DELHI -- Some 20 political prisoners were released in Myanmar on Friday, just days before a a historic summit between the country's leader and President Obama in Washington, officials and prisoner rights groups said. President Thein Sein will be the...
ReutersBy Michael Holden LONDON, May 2 (Reuters) - Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall pleaded guilty to sex offences on Thursday, the latest British TV star from the 1970s and 1980s to be embroiled in abuse allegations. Hall, 83, who was best known for...
NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
Tags: United Nations, Human Rights, Politics, Civil Rights, Thein Sein
Reuters* EU ministers agree to lift all sanctions, except arms embargo * Step could raise pressure on U.S. to follow suit * Rights group accuses Myanmar authorities of crimes against humanity By Adrian Croft and Justyna Pawlak LUXEMBOURG, April 22 (Reuters)...
The European Union discarded the last of its economic sanctions against Myanmar on Monday, despite fresh reports that Rohingya Muslims there face bloody and persistent attempts at "ethnic cleansing." The decision worried activists working to help the...
Tags: Human Rights, Politics, Civil Rights, European Union, Thein Sein
The Korea Herald, Seoul / Asia News NetworkSEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye is among the 100 most influential people in the world, according to Time magazine on Thursday. The annual list also includes North Korea's Kim Jong-un, U.S. President Barack Obama,...
Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha and Chinese architect Wang Shu have been named to Time magazine's new list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The annual list, which features personalities from politics, business, sports and culture, was...
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Arab News, Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaMyanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has lamented restrictions and estrangement of Muslims, Addressing a press conference in Tokyo, she called for reforming citizenship laws to help the sizable minority to feel more secure in the Buddhist country....
Testing the waters for a revitalized Asian alliance Now through Saturday, April 20: Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Japan this week is purportedly unofficial, but the Nobel Peace Prize laureate probably has more clout than any...
SHWEPYITHA, Myanmar — After her heroin-addict husband died five years ago, Ei Ei Phyu discovered she was HIV-positive. She thought her life was over until friends directed her to the open-air clinic here where she receives antiretroviral medicine....
Tags: United Nations, Human Rights, Sex Crimes, Politics, England
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.NEW DELHI, India -- Myanmar’s main opposition party led by Nobel laureate lawmaker Aung San Suu Kyi began three days of meetings in Yangon on Friday to elect leaders for the first time in its 25-year history. The fact that the government allowed...
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