US secretary of state's unannounced visit comes as Iraq reels from recent surge in violence, including two suicide bombings in last two days that killed more than 150 people
Announcement follows new UN sanctions
Local administrator says all Taliban militants had left Buner district by Saturday, government troops deployed in area
Officials say ANC won more than 11 million votes, winning support from more than half of all registered voters
Mexico City closes schools, museums, other public buildings to try to contain any possible outbreak
America's top diplomat Hillary Clinton says the US "will stand with the people of Iraq", despite planned pullout of US troops.
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) wins South Africa's elections but falls short of a crucial two-thirds majority.
A US-American reporter jailed a week ago by Tehran on charges of spying is in the fifth day of a hunger strike, her father says.
The one and only solution to stop the use of child soldiers is for the armed forces to adopt and implement a consensus policy, a Thai based rights group said.... Privately owned vehicles and trucks are being commandeered by the local authorities of Maungdaw and Buthitaung in Arakan State of Burma for the fence building exercise along...
After their agent left them without work in a factory and without any proper legal papers, at least 60 Burmese migrants remain trapped in Malacca of Malaysia.
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Opinion) The National League for Democracy (NLD) party will hold its plenary meeting shortly at its head office in Rangoon which will be attended by elected ...
|By KYAW ZWA MOE|
|The realization that it faces a crushing defeat if the 2010 election is free and fair keeps the regime doggedly attached to its road-map, deaf to outside appeals.|
|Than Shwe’s Empty Well|
|By AUNG ZAW|
|NLD Still Represents Moral Strength for the Powerless|
Vehicles Requisitioned for Border Fence
Maungdaw: Many vehicles, including lorries and trucks, on the western border have been requisitioned by the Burmese army to transport stone and gravel for construction of fences along the border with Bangladesh, said one car owner.full story