U.N. hails Myanmar outreach with Kachin rebels

YANGON, Myanmar, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Myanmar government has come a long way in ensuring peace can be secured with armed groups in Kachin state, a U.N. envoy said.

Myanmar releases 56 political prisoners

MYITKYINA, Myanmar, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Myanmar President Thein Sein Tuesday released 56 political prisoners as part of a plan to free all prisoners of conscious by the year's end, officials said.

Myanmar signs peace deal with Kachin rebels

YANGON, Myanmar, May 31 (UPI) -- Myanmar's government and rebels fighting for more autonomy in the northern state of Kachin have signed a deal expected to end years of fighting.

Take Kachin truce seriously, Myanmar told

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on parties to the conflict in Myanmar's Kachin state to make a serious effort at resolving their differences.

U.N. calls for Myanmar dialogue

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Myanmar should encourage a climate for dialogue to settle ongoing issues stemming from violence in Kachin and Rakhine states, a U.N. adviser said.

Myanmar welcomes U.N. envoy to Naypyitaw

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The government of Myanmar said its vice president met Tuesday in the capital with a U.N. envoy to discuss the humanitarian situation in Rakhine state.

Myanmar gets praise for openness

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The United Nations welcomed the visit by a Turkish official and the OIC to Myanmar to examine religious issues in Rakhine state, an envoy said.

U.N. envoy assures help to Myanmar

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- The United Nations would assist Myanmar in its reconciliation effort in Rakhine state, where violence has taken at least 12 lives, a top U.N. official said.

U.N. calls for probe in Myanmar violence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, June 15 (UPI) -- Vijay Nambiar, the U.N. envoy for Myanmar called for an investigation into violence that occurred in the country's Rakhine state.
U.N. officials caution Myanmar on violence

U.N. officials caution Myanmar on violence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, June 13 (UPI) -- U.N. officials are urging Myanmar President Thein Sein to use caution in handling an outbreak of ethnic violence in northern Rakhine state.

U.N. wants more action from Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (UPI) -- Engagement and the release of political prisoners in Myanmar is the only way the government can ensure it's meeting the needs of its people, a U.N. envoy said.

Myanmar gets the message, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The military junta in Myanmar needs to consider political transformation that includes elements previously excluded from the government, a U.N. official said.
Tamil Tigers said cornered in Srl Lanka

Tamil Tigers said cornered in Srl Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 15 (UPI) -- The Tamil Tigers appeared close to final defeat Friday night as the Sri Lankan Army cornered the last militants on a mile-long beach, officials said.

Four named to top U.N. posts

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Ambassador Lynn Pascoe of the United States has been named to head the U.N. Department of Political Affairs.

New U.N. cabinet chief from India

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Designate Ban Ki-moon has announced his first appointments, naming Vijay Nambiar of India as chef de cabinet, effective Monday.

Ban appoints top members of U.N. staff

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Ban Ki-moon, the new U.N. secretary-general, has appointed an Indian diplomat as his chief of staff and a Haitian reporter to head communications.

U.N. calls for cessation of hostilities

UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (UPI) -- The U.N. Middle East delegation urged the U.N. Security Council to unite in an effort to diffuse the growing crises between Israel and Lebanon.

U.N. team to hold Israel-Lebanon talks

ROME, July 14 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he will send three U.N. officials to begin talks between Israel, Palestinians and Lebanon, a spokesman said in Rome.

India names key ambassadors

NEW DELHI, June 12 (UPI) -- India's new government has completed key ambassadorial appointments, including assignments to Washington, Moscow, London and the United Nations in New York.