The ruling African National Congress party is favored to win by a large majority
UN and human rights groups call military conflict a dire humanitarian situation
US President says it is up to the attorney general whether to prosecute officials who approved harsh interrogation techniques on terror suspects
Timothy Geithner defends Obama administration's program to rescue financially troubled banks before congressional panel overseeing massive financial bailout
After meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah President Obama hopes to meet separately with Benjamin Netanyahu, Hosni Mubarak and Mahmoud Abbas within next six weeks
South Africans are voting in a poll seen as the most important test of the ANC's hold on power since the end of apartheid.
Maoist rebels who seized a train carrying several hundred passengers in eastern India have released them, police say.
Almost two million PCs, including machines inside UK and US government agencies, are taken over by hackers.
|By JOHN HEILPRIN|
|Thailand's foreign minister says exiled former premier Thaksin is linked with last week's violent attack on a prominent Thai protest leader.|
|By MICHAEL CASEY|
|The war on drugs has been a failure and nations should take a softer approach in dealing with addicts by providing them with access to treatment and respecting their human rights, according to a top UN rights official. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|The recent assault on members of the opposition party could be part of a systematic campaign against the opposition. |
|By WAI MOE|
|Burma’s military regime is carrying out a program of “Burmanization” in ethnic areas under its control, according to a new report released by ethnic exiles. |
|By MIN LWIN|
|A Malaysian government proposal to double the levy on companies employing foreign labor will hit Burmese migrant workers hard.|
|A lone explosion - a land mine detonating, broke the stillness of Tuesday night, as soldiers steeled themselves for another onslaught on their base camp. However, it did not happen...|
|Burmese junta authorities in Rangoon’s Twante Township on Tuesday arrested two members of the opposition National League for Democracy for arranging a prayer meeting for the release...|
The Naypyitaw airport in Burma's new jungle capital is to be revamped to international standards where transportation and communication facilities will be upgraded to facilitate the travel of military rulers...
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will provide another chance to Burma to reapply for financial assistance. “Burma is being given the right to apply in keeping...
Casualties mounted on both sides this afternoon as an onslaught was launched to capture a Karen National Liberation Army encampment close to the Thai border by the Burmese Army and...
The Burmese people respect their monks more than their government, but some suspect the monks have been infiltrated by informers.
| DVB television to reach millions via the internet|
Democratic Voice of Burma television is now being broadcast globally via the internet, aiming to reach 10 million Burmese across the world. - more
| Police arrest opposition members during prayers|
Apr 22, 2009 (DVB)–Two opposition party members have been arrested whilst praying for the release of political prisoners in Burma, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. - more
| Civilians in crossfire running out of food|
Apr 22, 2009 (DVB)–Civilians living in close proximity to the ongoing battle between Karen rebels and government troops are running low on food, says a senior official in the Karen group. - more