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2014-01-14 16:22:06

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Stimson Center report issued today says major disagreements between Myanmar's government and the Kachin ethnic minority make it unlikely that a cease-fire will take hold soon to end the armed conflict between government forces and Kachin insurgents seeking independence. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/DC68405LOGO) The report by Yun Sun, a fellow in Stimson's East Asia program, is titled "China, the United...

2012-05-21 23:03:16

Investment outlook and opportunities in Myanmar will take centre stage on 20-21 June at CMT´s New Myanmar Investment Summit 2012 in Yangon. The summit will spotlight on the latest reforms in a country dubbed `potential Asian tiger´ with untouched rich geological and energy resources drawing swift foreign investments. Yangon, Myanmar (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Myanmar, the ℠gold mine´ country is rapidly emerging as a new frontier for various industries such as mining, oil and...

2008-10-08 09:00:20

Text of report in English by Thailand-based Burmese publication Irrawaddy website on 7 October A truck carrying a squad of police pulls up in front of a Rangoon's internet cafe. The police burst into the cafe and shout to the customers sitting at the computer terminals: "Hands off!" Then they tour the terminals and check every screen, asking users to describe what they are looking at. If anyone is found using G-talk, the police inquire further - "Who are you chatting with?""Where do they...

2008-09-25 06:00:14

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Yangon [Rangoon], Sept. 25 Kyodo - A small blast occurred at a bus stop in central Yangon on Thursday, injuring three people, sources confirmed. The explosion, believed to have been caused by a small bomb, occurred around 10:40 a.m. at the bus stop in front of City Hall, the sources said. The three injured people were waiting at the bus stop, the sources said. The explosion occurred amid tightened security in Yangon and...

2008-09-24 06:00:13

Text of press release published by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on 23 September Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are overjoyed by today's release of leading Burmese journalist U Win Tin after 19 years in detention. He emerged from Insein prison still dressed in prisoner clothes after benefiting from an amnesty announced by the military government for thousands of detainees ahead of elections promised for 2010. "We worked together to defend U Win...

2008-09-23 15:00:13

Myanmar journalist U Win Tin was released after 19 years in jail Tuesday as part of an amnesty announced by the country's military junta, advocates said. Win Tin, 78, the political mentor of Myanmar democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, walked out of Insein Prison near Yangon still dressed in prison clothes, the journalists advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said in a release. The country's longest-serving political prisoner was let go as part of an...

2008-09-10 09:00:41

Myanmar and Nobel Oil of Russia have agreed to explore for oil and gas at two onshore blocks in the military-ruled southeast Asian country, an official newspaper reported. The newspaper, The New Light of Myanmar, said Nobel, the fourth Russian energy firm to invest in Myanmar, and the government had signed exploration contracts for parts of Hukaung and U-Ru in northern Kachin State, near the Chinese border. Energy exports are Myanmar's biggest source of foreign exchange, with official...

2008-08-07 09:00:19

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 7 August [Report by Anucha Charoenpo, AFP: "Bush: America Seeks An End To Tyranny in Burma; reiterates call for release of Suu Kyi] United States President George W. Bush has vowed to "seek an end to tyranny" in Burma and called on the regime to free democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a copy of a speech he will deliver in Bangkok today. Photo from Bangkok Post, AFP, 7 August. Caption reads: "US President...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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