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Kachin rebels in north-east Burma, against whom the arms were used

The pictures that prove the fighting in Burma is getting worse

I did not go to Burma to look for Swedish weapons. I went to remind people that there is still a war taking place in Burma and that in Kachin state the fighting is getting heavier and heavier.

Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong Un voted Person of the Year by TIME readers

Hold on, this time it's true! Kim Jong Un has come top of TIME magazine's online poll for Person of the Year. You may remember just a few weeks ago The Onion's spoof piece (Kim Jong Un named 'Sexiest Man Alive') led China Daily to produce a fawning 12-page spread on Kim's good looks. But we've triple checked our sources and - yes - the readers of TIME have apparently elected North Korea's leader as their annual idol.

UN criticises 'dire' camps for Rohingya refugees

Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims forced from their homes into refugee camps are living in a "dire" situation, the UN's senior humanitarian official says. Baroness Amos called on the Burmese government to act to end the ethnic violence and said all political leaders in the country should support the efforts.

Lord Monckton was an adviser to Margaret Thatcher

Lord Monckton kicked out of international climate change conference after posing as a delegate

Christopher Monckton, a UK Independence Party activist and dogged critic of the environmentalist movement, has been turned out of an international climate change conference in Qatar after posing as a delegate.

Despite reforms, harassment from authorities continues

Just a few weeks ago, Ashin Gambira was seated in the front row of a Rangoon university hall as President Barack Obama gave a cautious welcome to reform in Burma.

Will 2050 be the year the world finally gives peace a chance?

Predictions based on population data suggest wars are on the wane. By Daniel Howden in Nairobi

Adrian Hamilton: Obama should be back home doing deals

What on earth was Barack Obama doing this week swanning around south-east Asia barely a fortnight after his re-election, with a war having broken out in Gaza and a deal still needed to be completed in Washington to prevent the US economy falling over the precipice of tax and expenditure cuts.

US President Barack Obama (R) kisses and hugs Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi,

Obama praises Burma over reforms

Barack Obama made history yesterday, becoming the first sitting US President to visit Burma and telling a packed audience that he had come to bear witness to a dramatic transformation he believes is underway.

Obama walking a risky line in Burma

Rights campaigners say reforms are far from complete and fear trip might be seen as seal of approval. By Andrew Buncombe
US President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Yangon in Yangon on November 19, 2012. Huge crowds greeted Barack Obama in Myanmar on the first visit by a serving US president to the former pariah state to encourage a string of startling political reforms.

Obama defends historic trip to Burma

President Obama on Sunday defended his trip to Myanmar, also known as Burma, insisting the visit Monday is "not an endorsement" of the long-repressive nation's leadership but rather an acknowledgment of its progress toward reform.

A Burmese graffiti artist welcomes Barack Obama for his first visit

Obama urged to keep pressure on Burma, not simply reward it

US President's Asia tour underscores foreign policy shift eastwards to counter China's influence

Editorial: Keep up the pressure on Burma

When Barack Obama took office in 2009, a US presidential visit to Rangoon would have been inconceivable. That, only four years later, his tour of Southeast Asia includes a stop in Burma as well as Thailand and Cambodia is testament to the speed of change in the region.

Obama is set to visit Burma - but will he help the tormented Rohingya people?

Evidence is mounting that attacks on the Rohingya are not just skirmishes but an organised pogrom

Obama advisers see mandate for fiscal policy

President Barack Obama spent Thursday meeting with senior advisers and returning a series of congratulatory phone calls from foreign leaders as the glow of his successful campaign faded into the impending grind of governing in a divided Washington.

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