By BosNewsLife Asia Service NAYPYITAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Burma's government admitted Thursday, January 3, that the military is involved in airstrikes against the mainly Christian Kachin, a week after BosNewsLife and other media carried reports about a massive offensive in the north of the country.
BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Dozens of British legislators expressed concern Tuesday, February 10, over reports of massive church closures in Burma, seen as "the most significant crackdown" on Christian activity in the military-ruled Asian nation in years, an advocacy group told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- The Burmese military continues to carry out "serious human rights abuses" including rape, torture and killings of predominantly Christian ethnic groups, Christian rights activists said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Friday, May 11.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- United Nations officials on Saturday, May 23, remained concerned over the situation of Burma's political prisoners, including detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as Christian rights investigators reported fresh evidence of "human rights violations" by the ruling military in the country.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 2000 ethnic Karen villagers were seeking shelter Tuesday, January 26, as they were forced to flee their homes in the past week following deadly attacks by the Burmese army, investigators said.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service BANGKOK, THAILAND (BosNewsLife)-- There was uncertainty Wednesday, December 9, over the fate of dozens of Burmese children in Thailand, after Thai police stormed a Christian orphanage where they were staying, Christian workers said.
Listen to the BosNewsLife shorter report via Vatican Radio: By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has warned the United States and European Union not to be "over-optimistic" about Burma and said her Asian nation is not yet a democracy, despite sweeping reforms after decades of military rule.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NAYPYIDAW, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A rights group urged Burma’s military on Friday, December 28, to immediately halt a major "offensive" against the mainly Christian Kachin people in the north of the Asian nation.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- Over 70 houses, a mobile health clinic and two schools in eastern Burma have been burnt down by army patrols stepping up an offensive against predominantly Christian Karen villagers, rights activists said Thursday, February 11.
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)– Christians in Burma on Thursday, October 27, remained concerned over the whereabouts of five men, including a pastor, whose homes were reportedly burned and destroyed after they were briefly detained by Burmese government soldiers.