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New Myanmar law regulates interfaith marriage

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Human rights groups are blasting a new law adopted last week in Myanmar, also known as Burma, requiring women to register their intent to marry outside their…

Myanmar’s parliament shoots down vote to lessen military control

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Myanmar’s recent transition toward democracy is still haunted by a half-century of brutal military dictatorship and a junta-era constitution. Last week,

Myanmar claims Rohingya are seeking better jobs, not fleeing persecution

By Anna K. Poole
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Persecution | Myanmar is sick of the Rohingya crisis. In recent weeks, members of the nation’s Muslim minority have captured international attention—including from the…

New Myanmar law mandates three years between pregnancies

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | Myanmar, a freshly forged democracy still shaking off a history of military dictatorship, enacted a highly controversial population law over the weekend…

Myanmar’s marginalized Muslims earn country UN rebuke

By Anna K. Poole
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Myanmar | With a half-century of military dictatorial skin to shed, Myanmar is only just beginning to emerge a democracy. As presidential elections approach,

Globe Trot: Obama to skip Armenian genocide commemoration

By Mindy Belz
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International | TURKEY: U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word “genocide” this year when commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the…

Kachin casualties

By Angela Lu
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Burma | Burma has signed a cease-fire with opposing ethnic groups, but the fighting hasn’t stopped and diplomacy may be failing

Convert to Christianity in Burma? Get government permission first

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Burma, also called Myanmar, is expected to worsen if a new religious conversion bill makes it into…

Globe Trot: CIA chief snubs president to defend interrogation tactics

By Mindy Belz
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International | NATIONAL SECURITY: CIA Director John Brennan—in a forceful break with the president—held a press conference yesterday to respond to a Senate report…

Globe Trot: On the brink of war in Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE:Technically a ceasefire has been in effect in eastern Ukraine since September, but war is looming, as NATO continues to report increased Russian troop…

Globe Trot: U.S. taxpayer money could be headed for Ukraine

By Mindy Belz
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International | UKRAINE: President Viktor Yanukovych is back at work today amid intensified calls from demonstrators that he resign and call early elections.

Globe Trot: Cyclone Phailin kills few but displaces thousands

By Mindy Belz
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International | NDIA: U.S. headlines proclaim Cyclone Phailin a “disaster averted” due to its low death toll. But Gospel for Asia has completed a…

 
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