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Top Myanmar Articles

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  • Medals, not uniforms, are what matters

    Before sitting down to write this, I took a quick look at the garments hanging in my closet. My shirts, skirts, slacks and dresses were made in India, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and, of course, China. Mostly China. Only one item...
  • Myanmar releases 69 prisoners in act of 'benevolence'

    NEW DELHI -- Rushing to meet a self-imposed year-end deadline to release all political prisoners, Myanmar on Friday announced the release of 69 inmates from over a dozen jails nationwide, explaining in a statement that the move demonstrated the “...
  • Epic honeymoon: 650 days. 28 countries. And now, 8 questions.

    Epic honeymoon: 650 days. 28 countries. And now, 8 questions.
    Mike and Anne Howard met in 2006, married in 2011 and left New York to begin their honeymoon on Jan. 22, 2012. No big deal, right? Except that more than 600 days and 28 countries later, the honeymoon continues. They were headed into the Irish...
  • Hope flows from hollow water

    The community was out of control -- the children, oh my goodness, the children, were sniffing gasoline and pretty much abandoning any pretense of a future -- and the social and criminal-justice systems were just adding to the problem. Nothing was working....
  • Spirit of Asia's long-ago past makes itself heard

    Spirit of Asia's long-ago past makes itself heard
    Those looking to vanish into an unfamiliar realm have a new vehicle: "Longing for the Past: The 78 RPM Era in Southeast Asia." The transcendent four-CD compilation and hardbound book collects nearly 100 early recordings from Burma, Cambodia, Thailand,...
  • Pictures in the News | October 2, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where President Obama's Affordable Care Act stumbled out of the gate with computer glitches, long hold times and an online enrollment delay for small businesses. At Corcoran State Prison,...
  • Amid traffic and flowers, Myanmar lays guru S.N. Goenka to rest

    Amid traffic and flowers, Myanmar lays guru S.N. Goenka to rest
    YANGON, Myanmar -- Downtown Yangon’s famously snarled traffic came to a halt Tuesday morning to let a truck wreathed with pink lilies pass. It was carrying the ashes of S.N. Goenka, the noted meditation guru who died last week in Mumbai, India, at...
  • Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit

    Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners on eve of regional summit
    NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year. The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
  • Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate

    Obama's absence at Asia-Pacific summits lets China dominate
    President Obama's decision to skip two Asia-Pacific summits this week to deal with the U.S. government shutdown and threatened debt default allowed Chinese leaders to strut the world stage as regional superpower envoys and have their way on critical...
  • Busan Film Review: 'The Isthmus'

    Ethnography, existential drama and a missing-persons story combine to mostly engaging effect in Thai arthouse entry "The Isthmus." Centered on a Bangkok mother who is compelled to take her young daughter to a Thailand-Burma border town following the death...
  • Myanmar talks with Kachin rebels yield agreement but no cease-fire

    Myanmar talks with Kachin rebels yield agreement but no cease-fire
    YANGON, Myanmar -- One day after a seven-point agreement was signed between ethnic Kachin rebels and the Myanmar government, analysts and members of the Kachin community expressed skepticism that this represented much of a breakthrough. The two sides...
  • Japanese Net Inks Pact With Myanmar TV

    Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), one of Japan's five major commercial networks, and state-operated Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) have inked a cooperation pact encompassing news and programming contents. The deal with MRTV is a first for a...