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World 06 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar rejects South Korea Nobel laureate Kim's visa

Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who won the Nobel prize in 2000, made the application on Friday together with 11 other Nobel winners in eight countries, including Poland's Lech Walesa and 2003 winner Shirin Ebadi of Iran, a Kim aide said.

World 29 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Army-ruled Myanmar adjourns constitution talks

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military rulers adjourned a constitution-drafting convention on Friday which is expected to reconvene for its final session next May, delegates said.

World 29 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Army-ruled Myanmar adjourns constitution talks

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military rulers adjourned a constitution-drafting convention on Friday which is expected to reconvene for its final session next May, delegates said.

World 26 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thai coup leaders get $15 mln for new spy unit

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet gave coup leaders 555 million baht ($15.3 million) on Tuesday to run a

World 24 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Major ethnic rebel groups in Myanmar

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Myanmar's mountains and jungles are home to a dizzying array of rival hill tribes, guerrilla groups and narco-armies.

World 24 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar rebel leader dies after long illness

MAE SOT, Thailand (Reuters) - A veteran leader of Myanmar's ethnic Karen rebel movement, which is fighting one of the world's longest-running insurgencies, has died aged 79, rebel officials said on Sunday.

World 24 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar rebel leader dies after long illness

MAE SOT, Thailand (Reuters) - A veteran leader of the Karen rebel movement in Myanmar, fighting one of the world's longest-running insurgencies, has died aged 79, a rebel official said on Sunday.

World 11 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

WITNESS - Even with treatment, malaria takes its toll

BANGKOK (Reuters) - I'd always been under the impression that malaria, if treated quickly, was no worse than a bad bout of `flu -- a bit of a temperature and some aches and pains but nothing too severe.

World 02 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar orders 113 arrests in latest anti-graft drive

YANGON (Reuters) - More than 100 customs officials have been ordered arrested in Myanmar in the latest crackdown on corruption in the army-ruled country, officials said on Saturday.

Nation 28 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Perdana waiting for feedback from Thai government

Efforts to broker peace in the predominantly Thai Muslim provinces of southern Thailand needs more time and cohesion before it can bear fruit.