Tamil Tigers accuse Sri Lankan troops of killing about 1,000 civilians, but the government says it is helping thousands.
Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney urges the CIA to release memos which he says show harsh interrogation techniques work.
A two-minute silence for victims of the Holocaust brings Israel to a standstill, as ceremonies are held across the world.
Two sides are expected to discuss their joint industrial complex, which opened in Kaesong in 2005
Sri Lankan officials say nearly 50,000 civilians have escaped from a patch of Tamil Tiger rebel territory as a government's deadline passed for the separatists to surrender
Police say the violence occurred late Monday after residents of the central Kenya town of Karatina organized themselves to fight back against the notorious Mungiki gang
Amnesty international says conditions in troubled South Pacific country are getting worse by the day, after army chief's decision to abrogate constitution
Human rights groups contend boycott by US and other countries undermines fight against racism
|By GRANT PECK|
|Thailand's anti-government movement will stage new protest actions in the next few days following a military crackdown that ended deadly rioting last week.|
|By WILLAM BOOT|
|Burma is one of three countries of Asean to benefit from a Chinese financial package designed to reboot regional growth in the wake of the global slump.|
|By MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR|
|When the Thai government imposed an emergency law cracking down on rampaging red-shirted protesters on the streets of Bangkok, the military was not its only weapon. The state’s censors were given liberty to silence critical media.|
Private advertising firms face severe losses because the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) Engineering Department (Building) has started to auction off billboard sites... The Thai Social Development Minister is scheduled to visit Burma this Friday for the signing of an anti-human trafficking agreement and to strengthen bilateral cooperation regarding...
One of Burma’s major ethnic ceasefire groups – United Wa State Army (UWSA) – has acknowledged it has failed over the past two decades to achieve its primary objective of...
The scarcity of food in rat-infested Chin State in western Burma, is likely to escalate during the monsoons, according to a relief group in exile. Salai Cinzah, Chairman of CHRC,...
| Karen leader says inexperience responsible for defection|
Apr 21, 2009 (DVB)–A senior member of Burma’s principal armed opposition group has said that inferior military and political experience was responsible for the recent defection of the son of a former group leader to the government. - more
| Expansion of military forces citizens off land|
Apr 21, 2009 (DVB)–Fertile farmland is being confiscated by the government and converted to army barracks, outposts and training sites as Burma’s military increases in size, says a report released today on land confiscation in Burma. - more
| China ramps up support for Burma |
Apr 21, 2009 (DVB)–Asian business leaders and heads of state wrapped up talks on the economic crisis last week with China pledging further economic support for Burma, reported a state-run newspaper today. - more