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Measuring Social Change at Yangon's Iconic Shwedagon Pagoda

Burma Journal | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Burma Journal

By Ben Schreckinger Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. (Natalie Keyssar/GlobalPost) YANGON, Myanmar -- On the first morning we set out into M...

GroundTruth In Burma

Burma Journal | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Burma Journal

By Charles M. Sennott Editor-at-Large, The GroundTruth Project YANGON, MYANMAR -- In the shadows of the ancient Buddhist shrine at the Shwedagon Pago...

PHOTOS: Myanmar's Last Synagogue

Jessica Beaton | Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel
Jessica Beaton

Built in 1896 to replace an earlier building erected in 1854, the synagogue is a relic from Myanmar's colonial period.

'A City That Captured Time'

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel

YANGON, Myanmar -- There's nowhere in Asia like it any more: a cityscape studded with hundreds of grand and humble buildings from the colonial era ami...

Rioters Burn Hundreds Of Homes In Sectarian Violence In Myanmar

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Security forces in western Myanmar have restored order after rioters burned hundreds of homes in sectarian violence that kille...

Outsiders wonder why Myanmar built brand new capital

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A village on the road to Naypyidaw. Photos: Michael Lwin Michael Lwin, a research fellow at Georgetown University, recently traveled to Myanm...

Burmese people suffer brunt of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

WorldFocus.org | WorldFocus.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Young Burmese men sitting on bikes in Yangon. Photos: Michael Lwin In recent months, U.S. policy on the isolated Southeast Asian nation of My...

Aung San Suu Kyi Pleads Not Guilty In Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi entered a not guilty plea Friday to charges that she violated the terms of her h...

Suu Kyi Trial: American Intruder Had "Vision" Suu Kyi Was In Danger, Says Lawyer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — The middle-aged American man whose nighttime swim to visit democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi may cost her a chance at freedom ...

Suu Kyi Trial Closed To Media By Burmese Junta

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — The middle-aged American man whose nighttime swim to visit democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi may cost her a chance at freedom ...

Suu Kyi Trial Opened To Diplomats, Reporters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — The Myanmar government says it will again bar reporters, diplomats from Aung San Suu Kyi's trial, a day after briefly allowing...

Suu Kyi's Detention Sparks International Uproar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — The Norwegian committee that propelled Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi into the world spotlight by awarding her the ...

Karen Independence Movement: Seven Decades Of Futility? (Pt. 2)

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

The Karens actually arrived in Burma before the Burmans, but in the sixteenth century, the Burmans conquered most of Burma and proceeded to impose their will on the ethnics.