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2008-10-09 06:00:21

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, Oct. 9 Kyodo - Myanmar [Burma]'s ambassador to Cambodia, Aung Naing, has died of a stroke, a Cambodian official said Thursday.

2006-06-25 01:56:20

YANGON (Reuters) - The United States should back Myanmar's roadmap to democracy instead of seeking to oust the military junta, state-run newspapers said on Sunday.

2006-06-19 00:14:54

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Buddhist monks chanted prayers to mark the 61st birthday of detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday while pro-democracy activists around the world planned protests against the military junta.

2006-05-27 13:08:47

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta imposed a further year of house arrest on opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday despite stiff international pressure for her release, a government source said.

2006-05-27 03:10:42

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta imposed another year of house arrest on opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday despite stiff international pressure for her release, a government source said.

2006-05-26 22:50:47

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta has extended the house arrest of opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi despite stiff international pressure for her release, a Home Ministry source said on Saturday.

2006-05-26 06:00:26

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan made a direct appeal to Myanmar junta supremo Than Shwe on Friday to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose latest detention order expires this weekend.

2006-05-20 11:39:43

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health, senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari said after a one-hour meeting on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years.

2006-05-20 08:16:24

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - Senior U.N. official Ibrahim Gambari met detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a Yangon guest house on Saturday, her first contact with an outsider in three years, a government source said.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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