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Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Yangon Women’s Festival, set to run from March 2 to 8 in Myanmar’s commercial capital, will be a celebration of women beginning on International Women’s Day, according to the organizers.

Wa soldiers on parade. Photo: Li Ai Vax/Facebook
Saturday, 28 February 2015

The United Wa State Army and the Mongla Army have denied allegations by Myanmar’s military that they are helping ethnic Kokang rebels fight government troops in northern Shan State, according to Radio Free Asia on February 27.

Both Muslims and Buddhists in Meiktila say they are looking to put the communal conflict and tension in their township behind them. Meiktila, Myanmar Photo: Wikipedia
Saturday, 28 February 2015

Residents of Meiktila, torn by interreligious strife in 2013, have petitioned the government to allow them to reintegrate, although some remain skeptical about prospects for peace, reports Religion News on February 26.

Chickens for sale in a market in Yangon, Myanmar March 15, 2006. Photo: Law Eh Soe/EPA
Friday, 27 February 2015

Thousands of chickens and quails have been culled in Monywa in response to an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu, according to Reuters on February 26.

Friday, 27 February 2015

A delegation of refugees from Thailand-Myanmar border is visiting the UK this week, for a lobbying trip focusing on the situation of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons along the Thai-Myanmar border, and the need for more humanitarian assistance, according to Burma Campaign UK on February 26.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Helen May says it was after she was introduced to a local woman in Yangon struggling to cope with an alcoholic father ...

Friday, 27 February 2015

Myanmar Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham and an accompanying delegation have just finished a diplomatic visit to Thailand 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Facebook users in Bangladesh have reacted angrily to the posting of a map on the Myanmar Air Force Facebook page

Thursday, 26 February 2015

How can journalists reconcile the need to share information with the danger that the news they report could potentially incite violence or spread panic?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has warned that Myanmar “seems headed in the wrong direction."

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