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When Lt. Jean Dziubczynski Warren heard that World War II had ended, she instinctively walked out of the hospital ward, stood on the front steps and saluted the American flag.

The leader of Myanmar's largest armed ethnic group told the government's peace commission that the United Wa State Army (UWSA) wants to avoid an all-out war with another armed ethnic group in the restive Shan State. United Wa State leader Bao You ...
The remains of a burned-down house smoulder in war Pate village, Maungdaw township, on October 14, near the outpost where several border guards were killed by unknown assailants in an early-morning raid on October 9. Photo: Kaung Htet / The Myanmar ...

As Thai citizens mourn the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Karenni refugees at the Ban Mai Nai Soi camp held their own commemorative event last week, honouring the monarch who had offered them shelter when they fled their war-torn homeland ...
He earned the medal when he was injured during fighting in Burma during World War II, but a clerical error prevented the commendation from being placed in his official record.
They're all Burmese: The vast majority of refugees from Burma are not of Burman Ethnicity. In Buffalo, about two-thirds are from the Karen ethnic minority, which, until recently, had been engaged in a 70-year civil war with the Burmese army. Estimates ...
It includes villager's perspectives on military presence in and near villages; ongoing rotation of troops, re-supply of rations, weapons and ammunition and the strengthening of existing bases; military trainings, unexploded ordance and remnants of war; ...
"The Myanmar authorities must immediately lift restrictions that are preventing the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies from reaching people in need," said Rafendi Djamin, Amnesty International's Director for South East Asia and the Pacific ...
Indian agencies suspect that terrorist camps based in the forests in Kachin, Myanmar, get support from China especially since the Myanmar government has hardly any control over this region. On the other hand, Chinese agencies share a cosy relationship ...
Bermel, who served for four years as a U.S. Army Air Corps Flight engineer in the Central Burma Campaign in World War II, is participating in an "Honor Flight" to Washington, D.C. - one of about two-dozen World war II veterans and Rosie the Riveters.
Hostilities between Myanmar security forces and armed men flared in western Myanmar's Rakhine State this month following a raid on three border guard posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships which nine officers and eight assailants died.
Aung La Nsang vs Pasternak was almost tame in comparison. Well, almost. The most colourful battle, on which the fate of millions (of kyat) depends, is Myanmar's Great Lipstick war. Teddy bears and confetti add to Sai Sai's lipstick launch fanfare on ...

The KIA is one of the most powerful rebel groups in Myanmar, where armed conflict between the central government and ethnic armed organizations has taken place since it achieved independence from colonial masters Great Britain in 1948.
Both the UWSA and NDAA were formed in the aftermath of the 1989 mutiny that brought an end to the Communist Party of Burma.
Aung San, for example, was appointed war Minister in 1943 of what the Japanese proclaimed to be an "independent Burma", but he would eventually turn on his patrons and arguably become the country's most famous independence hero and the ...
Hostilities between Myanmar security forces and armed men flared in western Myanmar's Rakhine State this month following a raid on three border guard posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships which nine officers and eight assailants died.
According to eyewitnesses, Myanmar army soldiers allegedly killed several unarmed ethnic-Rohingya men on October 10, a day after deadly attacks on three police stations in Rakhine State's Maungdaw Township.
The current government term may be the best chance for a negotiated political settlement to almost 70 years of armed conflict that has devastated the lives of minority communities and held back Myanmar as a whole. Aung San Suu Kyi and her ...
The Karen people have been fighting for autonomy from Burma (Myanmar) since then. There are 140,000 Karen people living in refugee camps in Thailand, and close to 50,000 Karen people have been resettled ... The interview was organized and facilitated ...
Bermel, who served for four years as a U.S. Army Air Corps Flight engineer in the Central Burma Campaign in World War II, is participating in an "Honor Flight" to Washington, D.C. - one of about two-dozen World war II veterans and Rosie the Riveters.
This is why, for example, Myanmar (Burma) has begun to deeply question its relationship with China and warmly welcomed US investments.
Following the attacks, videos surfaced showing a group of armed militants aggressively calling for war. "The fighting can start now, today," a ... The men can also be heard speaking the Rohingya language calling for others to partake in an armed ...
war hurts both sides. I believe the country will develop only when there's no war." The demonstrators held posters that read: "May the 21st century Panglong peace conference be successful" and "Ethnic people are not the enemy of the Myanmar Tatmadaw".
Four vintage World War II American aircraft, including the only B-24J Liberator heavy bomber flying in the world today, will be at Athens-Ben Epps Airport next week as part of the Massachusetts-based nonprofit Collings Foundation's "living history ...
The ancient history of Burma is a history of war between the rival petty kingdoms. Sometimes the Myanmar monarch won and sometimes the other ethnic nationalities like Shan, Mon and Arakanese won.
Myanmar, like India, has long complained about the flow of Chinese arms to local guerrilla groups, accusing Beijing of backing several of them in its north as levers against it.
In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 photo, a sign of KFC's grinning Colonel Sanders and his goatee is lit outside its outlet in Yangon, Myanmar. The end of most U.S. sanctions against Myanmar is raising hopes western businesses will join the rush to invest ...
Miners in Burma -or Myanmar- were looking for rare gems when they discovered something unexpected: A 4.3-metres high, 5.8-metres long, and 210-tonnes heavy jade stone, which is worth some $170 million.
Aung La Nsang vs Pasternak was almost tame in comparison. Well, almost. The most colourful battle, on which the fate of millions (of kyat) depends, is Myanmar's Great Lipstick war. Teddy bears and confetti add to Sai Sai's lipstick launch fanfare on ...
The KIA is one of the most powerful rebel groups in Myanmar, where armed conflict between the central government and ethnic armed organizations has taken place since it achieved independence from colonial masters Great Britain in 1948.
Both the UWSA and NDAA were formed in the aftermath of the 1989 mutiny that brought an end to the Communist Party of Burma.
The nearest proper town inside Myanmar from the village is about 60km away. It is connected by a dirt road, the old Stilwell Road, which is now almost inaccessible during the rainy season.
Both the UWSA and NDAA were formed in the aftermath of the 1989 mutiny that brought an end to the Communist Party of Burma.
Aung San, for example, was appointed war Minister in 1943 of what the Japanese proclaimed to be an "independent Burma", but he would eventually turn on his patrons and arguably become the country's most famous independence hero and the ...
Nine Myanmar police officers have been killed in coordinated attacks by armed men on posts in Rakhine State along the border with Bangladesh, authorities say, setting off a military operation that has killed at least eight people.
Iraq has received hundreds of millions in military support annually, while Myanmar received no military assistance in past years.
But despite its liberal credentials, the official position of Burma's National League For Democracy government has been to refer to the Rohingya as the "Muslim community of Rakhine State.
(*1) ^ A 415-kilometer railway between Nong Pla Duk, Thailand, and Thanbyuzayat, Burma (now Myanmar), built by the Imperial Japanese army toward the end of World War II to support its invasion of India. Construction began in July 1942 and was ...
He recoiled against full-scale, conventional war, while embracing the brave new world of drone attacks and proxy battles. He has championed diplomacy on climate change and nuclear proliferation and has torn down walls to Cuba and Myanmar, but also has ...
The Situation Analysis of southeastern Myanmar has been prepared by the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) and the peace Support Fund (PSF) as a resource to support programming, strategy and policy across the peace, humanitarian and ...
She looks up to Myanmar's State Councilor and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi as her idol, wants an end to the war within Myanmar and hopes to see peace return to her homeland.The fourth edition of the annual beauty pageant was held at the Novotel ...
Since the start of 2015, 202 people have been killed or injured by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) across Myanmar according to figures collated by the country's Mine Risk Working Group. Of the 51 people who have died, 21 were children.
Demonstrators jammed the streets of Kachin state's capital Myitkyina on Thursday demanding a ceasefire between government forces and the Kachin Independence army as armed conflict in Myanmar appears to drag on. By some estimates, tens of thousands of ...
The Situation Analysis of southeastern Myanmar has been prepared by the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) and the peace Support Fund (PSF) as a resource to support programming, strategy and policy across the peace, humanitarian and ...
In its Southeast Asia Opium Survey in 2014, the UN Office on Drugs and crime (UNODC) found that opium use had more than doubled and the use of heroin and methamphetamines had more than tripled in poppy-growing areas of northern Burma since 2012. ... It ...


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