The fighting in Burma would be the longest campaign of World War II, under conditions so bad that the Japanese called the place jigoku —hell. Soldiers hiked across hot, dry plains one day and slogged through mud under pelting rain the next. They ... Weekly Standard, 1 month ago
Aung Din, cofounder of the US Campaign for Burma, has left the Washington-based advocacy organization and recently returned for a visit to Burma. (Photo: JPaing / The Irrawaddy) The exiled Burmese activist Aung Din recently returned to his ...Irrawaddy, 1 month ago
Laimtaton (Churachandpur): Unauthorized stone quarrying along the Laimaton hill range in Churachandpur district, where Japanese troops and Allied Forces engaged in pitched battles during World War II, is destroying the historic site. The warring ...Times of India, 1 day ago
Myanmar Reforms Slip Into Reverse: Can Burma's Democracy And Obama's Number One Foreign Policy Success Be Saved?
WALLAY, BURMA—When foreign dignitaries visit Myanmar, still known as Burma in much of the West, they don't walk the rural hills over which the central government and assorted ethnic groups, such as the Karen, fought for decades. Like Wallay ...Forbes.com, 1 week ago
By , NAYPYIDAW, Burma — Before President Obama left for Asia this week, his top advisers met privately in Washington with human rights activists to discuss concerns over crackdowns in Burma and Hong Kong, hoping to head off criticism of the ...Washington Post, 1 month ago Obama lands in Burma amid criticism over country's human rights abuses Capital Bay, 1 month ago Obama's Burma visit has human rights advocates worried Washington Post, 1 month ago
THE TOPLINE: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers on Thursday that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is making progress. We are three months into a multi-year effort. ISIL's advance in parts ...The Hill, 1 month ago
Mr Modi's 'Make in India' campaign is aimed at boosting manufacturing in the country Media in India are praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's labour reforms plan aimed at turning the country into a global manufacturing hub. The reforms include ...BBC, 2 months ago
Hillary Clinton is expected to take some hard shots at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell when she campaigns with his opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in Kentucky Wednesday. But when she traveled to the state four years ago, she struck a ...The Hill, 2 months ago
Japanese soldiers enter Burma during World War II. The British who fought in Burma became known as the “Forgotten Army” because this was a neglected theatre of the World War II. Barnaby Phillips’s tale is about the African forces fighting across this ...Asian Age, 2 months ago
The Ethnic Community Development Forum (ECDF) released a statement on Thursday which slammed Burma's draft National Land Use Policy for failing to protect small-scale farmers and ethnic minorities—in part because the policy's approach to virgin ...DVB, 1 month ago
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