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Monday 22nd April, 2013 A new video has emerged that shows Burmese police officers standing by while Buddhist rioters attacked minority Muslims in the town of Meiktila. The footage showed a mob destroying a Muslim gold shop and then setting fire to
The sanctions were temporarily lifted last year and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said Burma's progress was such the move could become permanent. An EU foreign ministers' meeting said an arms embargo would stay in place. It warned Burma needed
Foreign ministers of the European Union are to meet in Luxembourg on Monday to decide on withdrawing all sanctions against Myanmar, exactly a year after the grouping announced suspension of most sanctions for a year except the arms embargo.
The United States said Sunday that it will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria's opposition as the rebels' top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad's regime. Yet the pledge
Published April 20, 2013 Associated Press The United States is providing Syrian rebels with $123 million in new nonlethal aid that may include body armor and other types of supplies that haven't been part of the assistance package in the past. The
Syria's main opposition National Coalition said on Saturday that Russia was "out of step" with history for backing President Bashar al-Assad's regime and was isolating itself on the international scene. "Russia is keeping up a foreign policy that
The Daily Star Hagel has revealed there are more than 200 American troops in Jordan. A plan to arm more Western-friendly Syrian rebels from the southern Jordan border is gaining steam in the U.S., but analysts and officials say escalation comes with
A Syrian activist group says gunmen have shot and killed a government official in a Damascus restaurant. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Ali Ballan, head of public relations at the Ministry of Social Affairs and a member of
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi viewed Japanese technology firsthand Thursday, visiting 634-meter Tokyo Skytree, the world's tallest broadcast tower, and Panasonic Corp.'s showroom in the Ariake area on Tokyo Bay. Observing a model of an
The European Union is expected to lift all sanctions on Myanmar next week, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the "remarkable process of reform" in the country, a document seen by Reuters showed on Wednesday.