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Myanmar is situated north-east of India and directly north-west of Thailand, where much of the news coverage on the situation comes from.

Fatal attack on Myanmar school leaves 7 children dead

Mary Wicker, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

According to the Associated Press, on Sept. 7, an airstrike on a school in Myanmar’s Sagaing region killed 13 people, including seven children. As reported by CNN, the Myanmar military junta opened fire...

Protesters in Bangkok, Thailand take a stand against the military turmoil between the NLD and military forces.

Myanmar coup puts country in turmoil

Habin Hwang, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

On Feb. 1, the military of the small southeast Asian country, Myanmar (also known as Burma to many) seized control over the democratically elected government. Leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her allies were...

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Roman Raies, World & Nation Editor December 7, 2018

France All across France, frustrations over high taxes erupted into massive protests in Paris over the first weekend of December. The “Yellow Vest” protestors, named for the yellow construction...

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Amnesty International speaks on Myanmar

Ari Smith, Staff Writer September 21, 2018

He was waiting in a railway station when strangers forced him to enlist in the army, separating him from his family. Twelve years later, he went on a radio show to talk about his experiences and was arrested...

Rohingya face difficulty in Myanmar

Juliana Avery and Tibaria Alnouri April 6, 2018

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority, the majority of which are Muslim. They primarily reside in the Rakhine state of western Myanmar. The state of Myanmar reflects the larger ethnic Burmese attitude that...

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November 3, 2017

Fleming lecture features Daniel Hunter Every year, Guilford co-sponsors the Peace and Conflict Studies Fleming Lecture along with the American Friends Service Committee. This year, activist and author...

A burnt down house in a Rohingya village in northern Rakhine State, a result of sectarian violence in August 2017. Photo By Moe Zaw (VOA), via Wikimedia Commons

Violence causes refugee crisis

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor September 15, 2017

The story of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s northern region of Rakhine State is one that has lasted for decades. However, a new bout of violence erupted in the country on Aug. 25 when...

Exhibit paints portrait of changing country

Praveena Somasundaram, Staff Writer December 2, 2016

Pink, gray and beige cliffs are complemented by streaks of orange paint as though the sun had turned its rays into rain. This scenery is depicted in a painting titled “The Cliff,” which is one of...

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Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor November 13, 2015

Australia The Australian Conservation Foundation challenged an India-backed coal mine on Nov. 9, insisting the mine is a threat to the Great Barrier Reef. The project, which is  worth $11.6 billion,...

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