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2006-03-27 05:46:49

By Aung Hla Tun PYINMANA, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's generals are in no hurry to hand over to civilian rulers despite international pressure to speed up democratic reforms, paramount leader Than Shwe said on Monday.

2006-03-26 00:53:51

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Outsiders will get a rare glimpse of secretive Myanmar's new capital on Monday, a fortified compound deep in the jungle analysts say signals a further retreat into isolation.

2006-03-13 05:50:00

By Darren Schuettler BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar has found the H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens in what is believed to be the secretive country's first case of the deadly disease, but there was no sign of human infection, a U.N. official said on Monday.

2006-03-13 06:20:00

Myanmar has reported what is believed to be the secretive country's first case of bird flu, while Afghanistan was checking on Monday to see if it is the latest country to be infected by the deadly disease.

2006-02-27 01:04:58

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta has suspended visits by the Red Cross to 90 prisons and labor camps across the country, the humanitarian agency said on Monday.

2006-02-15 03:15:14

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON (Reuters) - An offer by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party to recognize military rule in Myanmar -- if the generals free her and summon a parliament whose 1990 election they ignored -- appears to be heading into a black hole.

2006-01-16 05:42:33

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - U.S. envoy Christopher Hill welcomed Southeast Asian nations' efforts to push Myanmar's military rulers toward democracy when he met Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar on Monday, U.S. embassy officials said.

2006-01-08 23:36:34

By Clarence Fernandez KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Myanmar's military rulers could find themselves on a collision course with the United Nations Security Council by turning a deaf ear to a growing global chorus for political reform, a U.N. diplomat said on Monday.

2005-12-04 03:08:09

By Darren Schuettler YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's constitution-drafting National Convention resumes on Monday with the military junta facing increasing international pressure to speed up a "roadmap to democracy" that has achieved little since it was announced more than two years ago.

2005-12-03 07:22:16

By Darren Schuettler YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar rejected on Saturday U.S. accusations that the military-ruled country is a security threat to the region. Prompted by Washington, the UN Security Council agreed for the first time on Friday to discuss human rights in the Southeast Asian country.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.