Tag archive for ‘Myanmar’
By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 13th, 2018

TIME selects ‘persecuted’ journalists as Person of the Year

Time named a group of journalists it called “the guardians” from “the war on truth” as its Person of the Year. All of those named “have paid a terrible price to seize the challenge of this moment,” Time More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Myanmar: Displaced Christians hoping to find a new place to settle

(International Christian Concern) –Myanmar’s military and other armed ethic groups are not showing signs of peace giving Christians living in internally displaced people (IDP) camps no option but to move on More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Myanmar’s United Wa State Army releases 100 Christians, must pray at home, no more church services

(International Christian Concern) –On October 5, a month after the United Wa State Army (UWSA), the ethnic armed group comprising the military wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP) started detaining Christian More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018

China pressures and Myanmar’s military and civilian authorities are blocking humanitarian aid to Kachin

(International Christian Concern) – With pressure from Beijing, Myanmar’s military and civilian authorities are blocking humanitarian aid from reaching thousands of displaced ethic Kachin in the conflict-torn More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Myanmar: At least six dead in landslide in Phakant Township

Six people in Phakant Township were killed Friday in landslides after heavy rains inundated the ground and caused a creek to overflow its banks. Map/CIA world factbook via wikimedia The landslides occurred near More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

North Carolina pastor, John Cao, sentenced to seven years in prison for missionary work

ChinaAid reports that North Carolina pastor, John Cao, has been sentenced to seven years in prison after a China’s southern Yunnan province court ruled that he was guilty of “organizing illegal border More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Burma fighting with rebels leads to brutal rape, murder of two teachers

More than 2,000 villagers in Kachin State, northern Myanmar, on the border with China, have fled their homes because of renewed fighting between the Burmese army and the rebels of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Eleven South-East Asia countries certified polio-free: WHO

Eighty percent of the world’s population is now certified as being polio-free with the recent announcement from the World Health Organization certifying the South-East Asia Region Friday. Image/Chris Zahniser, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Coca-Cola to start business in Myanmar. Can you name the two countries where Coke doesn’t have a presence?

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola announced Thursday that it is developing plans to begin business locally in Myanmar as soon as the U.S. government issues a general license allowing American companies to make investments, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, June 10th, 2012
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Curfew imposed as Myanmar in state of emergency following riots

Myanmar President Thein Sein has announced a state of emergency in Myanmar after deadly riots between Muslims and Buddhists resulted in several deaths. FOX News reports the details of Sein’s announcement: He More...

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