Kachin State, Burma Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. KIA Reports Frequent Clashes with Tatmadaw Throughout NovemberRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Fighting resumed between the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, and the Kachin Independence Army in Kachin State's Tanai Township in early November, with frequent clashes continuing throughout the month, according to a KIA spokesman. "Clashes resumed early in the month and continued up until Tuesday, Nov. 28," Colonel Naw Bu of the KIA told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday.

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  2. Rohingya aren't the only ones being persecuted by Myanmar militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | South China Morning Post

    Daniel Maxwell says the persecution of the Rohingya, which has outraged much of the international community, is just the latest episode in a pattern of violent behaviour against minorities in Myanmar, which the democratic transition has done nothing to halt The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Eastern Myanmar is being exposed by international media organisations, pressuring the country's leaders to end these brutal human rights violations . What remains unreported is that the Myanmar military's conduct has been a pattern of behaviour against minority ethnic groups for decades.

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  3. Pope Francis holds historic Papal Mass in mainly Buddhist MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | GantDaily.com

    In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country's Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with "forgiveness and compassion." The pontiff's first visit to the staunchly Buddhist southeast Asian country, and the first ever by a sitting Pope, comes amid allegations of ethnic cleansing of the minority Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.

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  4. Pope holds historic Mass in mainly Buddhist MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | KMIZ

    In an historic mass to some 150,000 worshipers in Yangon, Myanmar, Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the country's Catholics to respond to hatred and rejection with "forgiveness and compassion." The pontiff's first visit to the staunchly Buddhist southeast Asian country, and the first ever by a sitting Pope, comes amid allegations of ethnic cleansing of the minority Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State.

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  5. Pope Francis meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar, fails to say 'Rohingya'Read the original story

    Nov 28, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Pope Francis met with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday, but he did not mention the military's violence toward persecuted The pontiff decried how Myanmar's people have suffered "and continue to suffer from civil conflict and hostilities" in his speech to Suu Kyi and other dignitaries in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw. This file photo taken on June 19, 2012 shows Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she leaves after visiting the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University in Oxford, northwest of London.

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  6. Myanmar's Suu Kyi stripped of British honor ahead of meeting with Pope FrancisRead the original story

    Nov 28, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The English city of Oxford stripped Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor for her handling of military violence that forced more than 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee her country. This file photo taken on June 19, 2012 shows Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she leaves after visiting the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University in Oxford, northwest of London.

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  7. Pope Francis visits South AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | USA Today

    Pope Francis is welcomed by children dressed in traditional clothes as he arrives at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 27, 2017. Pope Francis' will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh through Dec. 2. Pope Francis is welcomed by children dressed in traditional clothes as he arrives at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar, on Nov. 27, 2017.

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  8. Pope in Myanmar: Will pontiff say 'Rohingya'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Pope Francis' trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh on Monday comes as the region confronts turbulent times, not least because of the festering Rohingya crisis. The violence and consequent displacement facing Rohingya Muslims based in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine have come under close scrutiny worldwide.

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  9. Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope's diplomatically fraught tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2017 | Reuters

    Thousands of Catholics gathered in Yangon on Monday after journeys by train and bus, excited to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who begins a trip to Myanmar fraught with diplomatic risk over its treatment of the minority Muslim Rohingya people. Women from Kachin State wait outside the residence of Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, where Pope Francis will be staying during his visit in Yangon, Myanmar November 27, 2017.

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  10. Pope to confront diplomatic test during Asia visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | SFGate

    Ethnic Kachin Christians arrive at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Yangon, Myanmar Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Myanmar Christians from Kachin State arrived Saturday to welcome Pope Francis who will begin his first official visit to Myanmar on Monday.

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  11. Myanmar prepares for Pope Francis visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | USA Today

    Ethnic Kachin Christians arrive at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Yangon, Myanmar on Nov. 25, 2017. Myanmar Christians from Kachin State arrived Saturday to welcome Pope Francis who will begin his first official visit to Myanmar on Monday.

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  12. photoA day in photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Members of the state-owned Thailand Tobacco Monopoly's labour union rallied outside the Finance Ministry, seeking justice over the new excise tax structure they say caused a 41% drop in TTM's cigarette sales, but opened a legal loophole for foreign tobacco companies to boost their share of the market. People take pictures near Christmas decorations to celebrate the Christmas season in front of the CentralWorld shopping centre in Ratchaprasong area.

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  13. Kachin Faithful Make Long Trip to Yangon to Welcome Pope FrancisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Thousands of ethnic Kachin from northern Myanmar are traveling to Yangon to welcome Pope Francis, who is scheduled to arrive in the country on Nov. 27. U Naw, a Kachin religious leader, said there were about 7,000 Kachin Catholics in Myitkyina who would make the trip to Yangon to see Pope Francis. The Irrawaddy's Mandalay-based photographer interviewed the travellers from Kachin at the city's train station today as they made their way to Yangon.

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  14. A day in photosRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    Rocker Toon Bodyslam takes photos with footballs given to students at Bang Saphan School in Prachuap Khiri Khan during his break from the charity run. - Chaiwat Satyaem Members of the state-owned Thailand Tobacco Monopoly's labour union rallied outside the Finance Ministry, seeking justice over the new excise tax structure they say caused a 41% drop in TTM's cigarette sales, but opened a legal loophole for foreign tobacco companies to boost their share of the market.

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  15. The Great Game Over MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2013 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    As Myanmar's Military Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing is now in China on an official visit , The Irrawaddy revisits its cover story from May 2013 on how world powers, including China, are making plays for influence in Myanmar as the former pariah state tries to avoid pawn status. The recent political opening in Myanmar surprised many neighboring countries, including China.

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  16. Meetings With Northern Groups Make No Progress on Peace TalksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    A government peace delegation led by Border Affairs Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung failed to make any progress towards establishing peace talks with Myanmar's northeastern-based ethnic armed groups over the weekend. The government delegation, which included high-level military leaders, met separately with the leaders of the United Wa State Party/United Wa State Army and Mongla's National Democratic Alliance Army in Special Region No.

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  17. Myanmar: Drop Defamation Charges Against Kachin ActivistRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Scoop

    The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally drop criminal defamation charges against 56-year-old ethnic Kachin human rights defender Dashi Naw Lawn and uphold the right to freedom of expression, said the Kachin Women's Association of Thailand and Fortify Rights today. The Mohnyin District Court will determine whether to uphold the charges against Dashi Naw Lawn today.

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  18. Tatmadaw Troops Killed and Wounded in Arakan Army AmbushRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    At least 11 Myanmar Army troops were killed and 14 wounded during a clash with the Arakan Army in the western township of Paletwa in Chin State, according to military sources in Parliament. Retired Myanmar Army Lt-Gen Thaung Aye, a Lower House lawmaker, confirmed the causalities and injured.

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  19. China Says Will Keep Talking to Myanmar Over Stalled Dam SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    China said on Wednesday it will continue to talk to Myanmar about a controversial stalled dam project, after Myanmar's new energy minister cast doubt over the scheme. Valued at US$3.6 billion, the Myitsone dam project in the north of Myanmar has been a sticking point between the two countries since the previous military-backed government suspended work in 2011.

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  20. Big dams can wait, Myanmar overhauls energy strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Reuters

    Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar's strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country's new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-backed project in the country's north. FILE PHOTO: A graffiti is seen on a stone at the confluence of the Mali and Nmai river at Myitsone, outside Myitkyina, capital city of Kachin state, Myanmar March 30, 2017.

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