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World 05 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Too many Myanmar children hungry, uneducated - WFP

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A third of young children in army-ruled Myanmar are

World 04 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Thai minister to press Myanmar on democracy

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon said on Thursday he will make a visit later this month to Yangon, where analysts expect him to nudge the long-ruling military to live up to its promises of democracy.

World 01 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

WFP chief visits Myanmar to discuss curbs on U.N.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - World Food Programme (WFP) chief James Morris flew into Myanmar on Monday for a four-day trip analysts said was aimed at keeping a channel open between the army-ruled country and the outside world.

Nation 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar hailed for skipping Asean chair

Friends and critics of military-ruled Myanmar yesterday welcomed its decision to skip the chairmanship of Southeast Asia's bloc next year but warned it must get serious about establishing democracy and free Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

ASEAN forum bounces back with climate deal, North Korea

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific's main security forum got back on track on Thursday after a series of snubs from its biggest players, with North and South Korean foreign ministers due to meet for the first time in a year.

Nation 27 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Nyan Win refuses to meet Razali

The UN envoy leading reconciliation efforts in Myanmar said yesterday that its foreign minister refused to see him here, in a snub to international efforts to bring democracy in the military-ruled country.

World 27 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Another setback for ASEAN as China snubs forum

VIENTIANE (Reuters) - A major Asia-Pacific security forum suffered another setback on Wednesday when Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said he would skip the meeting in favour of a surprise trip to Myanmar.

Nation 27 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Landmark decision comes as a surprise relief

Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo was among the first to find out Myanmar would forgo the chair of Asean - his Myanmar counterpart told him so when the two men found themselves alone in the restroom.

World 23 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ousted Myanmar PM may be kept under house arrest

YANGON (Reuters) - Ousted Myanmar Prime Minister Khin Nyunt, given a 44-year

World 20 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar expected to skip ASEAN chair - Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Military-ruled Myanmar is expected to tell Southeast Asian foreign ministers next week it will forego its scheduled chairmanship of the ASEAN regional grouping in 2006, Thailand's foreign minister said on Wednesday.