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  1. YANGON: Myanmar's tourists mostly from Asian countriesRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Asia News Network

    At least 70 per cent of foreign tourists coming to Myanmar are from Asian countries, the Myanmar Tourism Sector Wide Assessment reported. SWIA was developed by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business in partnership with its co-founders, the Danish Institute of Human Rights and the Institute of Human Rights and Business.


  2. Associated Press: Rights group condemns Myanmar bill on interfaith marriageRead the original story

    Tuesday | Burmanet

    Myanmar's parliament is "playing with fire" by passing a bill regulating the right of women from the country's Buddhist majority to marry men from outside their religion, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Phil Robertson of New York-based Human Rights Watch linked the bill to a campaign by extremist Buddhist groups that have incited anti-Muslim hatred.


  3. Teen Mania International's History-Making Outreach to MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Christian Newswire

    More than 13,000 Myanmar Youth Gather for First International Acquire The Fire Event Contact: Kerry Park, 405-568-7482, DALLAS, July 28, 2015 / Christian Newswire / -- Teen Mania International made history July 16-27, 2015, with its nationwide evangelistic outreach to the people of Myanmar . The initiative, known as Mission Myanmar, also featured the ministry's first international Acquire the Fire event that saw an astounding attendance of around 13,000 each night.


  4. U.S. trafficking report: What to look forRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | CNN

    After a four-week delay, the U.S. State Department will release its 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report on Monday. The annual report analyzes the efforts of 188 countries to comply with minimum standards needed to eliminate trafficking of men, women and children for sexual exploitation or forced labor.


  5. Bagan AT72 at Yangon on Jul 24th 2015, runway excursion on landingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | AVHerald

    An Air Bagan Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-200, registration XY-AIH performing flight W9-424 from Mandalay to Yangon with 49 passengers and 5 crew, landed on Yangon's runway 21 in heavy rain at about 17:30L but veered left off the runway and came to a stop with all gear off the paved surface of the runway about 1100 meters down the runway, past taxiway D, between the runway and parallel taxiway A. One passenger received a minor injury. Photos showing the aircraft during removal in the night suggest, that the aircraft had come to a stop with left main and nose gear collapsed.


  6. 48 hours in Yangon (Rangoon)?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Ask MetaFilter

    As noted in an earlier question I will be in Myanmar/Burma for two weeks in January. Most of this will be on a cycling tour, but I will have 48 hours of time to just be a tourist in Rangoon with one of my best friends.


  7. UN stands ready to assist Myanmar with heavy floodingRead the original story

    Friday Jul 24 | Xinhuanet

    The United Nations on Friday said that the world body is ready to assist Myanmar with the floods caused by seasonal rains in the country's Sagaing region. Some 70,000 people have been adversely affected by the floods in 11 townships, with nine people having died and more than 12,000 houses having been damaged, said Eri Kaneko, the UN associate spokesperson at a daily news briefing here, citing information given by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs .


  8. Smugshot: Readers' travel photos of the weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 |

    Travelling through Myanmar, we stayed for a few days on Inle Lake. It's a floating world: houses built on stilts over the water, lush gardens made of reed mats topped with soil and tied to bamboo poles.


  9. Enjoy the amazing Yangon, Seoul and more from just $0 with VietjetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Thanh Nein News

    Traveling in the low season has become a new trend as it does not only save one from high costs but from the crowd as well. Vietjet has launched a new summer promotion to facilitate that new trend as it celebrates the opening of new routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Pleiku, Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul , and Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon .


  10. Myanmar jails over 150 Chinese illegal loggers for lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Al Jazeera

    According to Myanmar's environment ministry, 10,000 tons of illegal timber had been seized from loggers since January this year [EPA] A court in Myanmar has sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging, a court official has said. A court in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State in the north of the country, handed down sentences on Wednesday to 155 Chinese citizens.


  11. Myanmar soon to be visa-free for ThaisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Bangkok Post

    A visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon will be easier soon, when Thailand and Myanmar implement a new agreement allowing their citizens up to 14-days of visa-free travel. The cabinet has approved the signing of a new reciprocal agreement with Myanmar to allow visa-free visits by citizens of both countries with ordinary passports for up to 14 days.


  12. Winning free Vietjet tickets for the amazing Seoul, Yangon, and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Thanh Nein News

    Traveling in the low season has become a new trend as it does not only save one from high costs but from the crowd as well. Vietjet has launched a new summer promotion to facilitate that new trend as it celebrates the opening of new routes from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to Pleiku, Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul , and Ho Chi Minh City to Yangon .


  13. Myanmar: UN official urges more support to displaced people in RakhineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 |

    Wrapping up a five-day mission to Myanmar, Volker Turk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection in the United Nations refugee agency called for more concerted support to resolve the plight of displaced people and those with undetermined citizenship in the country. After visiting Yangon, as well as the capital of Nay Pyi Taw and Sittwe and Maungdaw in Rakhine state, Trk said the future of the country depends on the future of all of its composite parts, and he noted in a press release issued late last week that everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from the transformation currently under way.


  14. How The Pegu Club Connects Contemporary Cocktail Culture With Southeast Asia's PastRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Eater

    The door to the gatehouse was locked, the gate closed. Sneaking through a sheet metal side door only led to an impenetrable line of unspooled, rusty razor wire.


  15. Senior UN official on refugee protection urges more support to Myanmar's Rakhine stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | United Nations

    Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker TA1 4rk speaks with an elderly woman in a Rohingya village near Maungdaw, northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, on 12 July 2015. Photo: UNHCR/K.


  16. YANGON: Fair election still not guaranteed in MyanmarRead the original story

    Monday Jul 20 | Asia News Network

    As the date of the election approaches, the public must remain alert of the dangers and problems that may arise. The United States has issued a statement welcoming the announcement of the Union Election Commission announcement that general election will be held on November 8. According to the statement, the US remains committed to supporting the holding of timely, credible, transparent and inclusive elections that reflect the will of the Myanmar people as an important marker in the country's democratic transition.


  17. Myanmar Times: Indian gate closed for unusually long time - Su Phyo WinRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 16 | Burmanet

    The main official border gate to India in Tamu, Sagaing Region, has been closed for 12 days, as local traders blame rising customs duties and a nearby military raid. Local businesspeople say they are waiting for the gate to reopen, though there are also informal ways to cross the border in the mean-time.


  18. Canadian-based fighter, promoter play big role on Myanmar MMA cardRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Lethbridge Herald

    Mixed martial arts is coming to Myanmar with a Canadian-based fighter in the main event and another running the show. Bibiano Fernandes, a Brazilian who is married to a Canadian and fights out of Vancouver, defends his One Championship bantamweight title against Finnish challenger Toni Tauru on the "Kingdom of Warriors" card Saturday at Thuwanna Stadium in Yangon.


  19. Regent to resume world cruise in 2017: Travel WeeklyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Travel Weekly

    After a six year hiatus, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer a world cruise in 2017, enabled by the arrival of a new ship, Seven Seas Explorer, in 2016. The 128-day world cruise departs Miami on Jan. 5, 2017.


  20. Few Rohingya Want New Myanmar ID CardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 10 | Voice of America

    A plan by officials in Myanmar, also known as Burma, to issue new identity cards in troubled Rakhine state has fallen well short, with only 1,600 Rohingya applying for the so-called green cards. The cards, aimed at providing legal documentation while people go through the citizenship process, are meant to replace the nearly 400,000 white identity cards that authorities revoked earlier this year.