central Italy early on Monday morning, officials say.
US President Barack Obama meets Turkish leaders after giving his support to Ankara's efforts to join the European Union.
A court hearing begins in Pakistan over a video showing the public flogging of a teenage girl in north-western Swat valley.
| Regime bans horseplay and critics from festival|
Apr 6, 2009 (AFP)–The Burmese government has called for people attending the upcoming New Year celebrations to dress appropriately and refrain from using the occasion to criticize the government. - more
| Junta attack foreign media ‘fabrications’|
Apr 6, 2009 (DVB)–A leading state-run newspaper in Burma has accused foreign media of manufacturing a story in order to stir up tension between Burma and China. - more
| UN appeals for more Nargis aid as monsoon looms|
Apr 6, 2009 (DVB)–The United Nations has urged the international community to focus increased aid to Burma on cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta as monsoon season threatens the delicate recovery process in the region. - more
| US officials urge Obama to stick with sanctions|
Apr 6, 2009 (DVB)–A number of prominent US congressmen have urged the White House to maintain sanctions on Burma amid signs that the Oba
Three Teenagers Killed in Bus Accident
Ann: Three teenagers who were traveling on a pilgrimage with their families during their summer vacation were among the 17 killed in the tragic bus accident in Arakan State on Friday, said a relative of one of the youths. full story
KNU Defectors Received by Junta
By U Tun Kyaw: The son of late Karen National Union leader General Bo Mya has defected to the Burmese military junta, a junta official reported on Saturday. full story
Fire Engulfs 20 Houses in Ancient City
Mrauk U: Fire in the ancient city of Mrauk U in Arakan State engulfed 20 homes in just one hour, said an elder from the town. full story
17 Killed, Several Wounded in Bus Accident
Ann: 17 travelers were killed and 37 were injured in a vehicle accident on the Rangoon - Sittwe highway on Friday near Ann Town in Arakan State, said a source close to the Ann Town hospital. full story
(Book Review) The post-colonial Indian state has proven to possess an unfortunate knack for turning friends into enemies. Personally, I cannot see how this serves the very national interests that... Burmese military junta supremo Snr. Gen. Than Shwe’s grandson will participate in the water festival with common people and plans to host a pandal in Rangoon’s Innlya Street, sources said....
Two alleged Thai agents of human traffickers were picked up by Thai officials for deceiving workers and making them work in the fishery sector in slave like conditions, even as...
The Burmese military junta has banned the production and distribution of two Burmese indigenous medicines because of its lead and arsenic content.
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Interview) Mizzima interviewed the former leader of the Thakin Soe-led Communist Party, which had waged war against the Burmese military regime. The interview ...