The Red Cross says US strikes in western Afghanistan killed dozens of civilians, as President Karzai prepares to meet Barack Obama.
Nato military exercises begin in Georgia with 18 states taking part, amid angry condemnation from Russia.
A conservative US radio host says he will sue the UK after being placed on a list of people banned from entering Britain.
US officials call the meetings an effort to get each side to work more closely together to fight extremist insurgents
President Barack Obama's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan appeals to Congress to approve pending legislation to provide Pakistan with billions of dollars in military and non-military aid
Latest figures Tuesday are an increase of more than 400 infections since day before
But medical experts caution that flu still poses a threat
Head of US Federal Reserve tells congressional committee recovery likely to be slow, unemployment to continue rising for a while
|By STEPHEN WRIGHT|
|Cutting Asia's reliance on exports for growth has taken on new urgency as the global economic crisis sends trade into a tailspin. But many economies in the region are unprepared for such a profound shift.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Leaders of the EU and Japan have called for an inclusive political process in Burma and the release of political prisoners at a summit in Prague.|
The Burmese military junta has told ethnic ceasefire groups they have till September this year to transform their groups, an ethnic Wa rebel group told Mizzima. The European Union and Japan on Monday said Burma’s 2010 elections could be welcomed if it is based on an inclusive dialogue among all stakeholders in the country. Leaders of...
| Lawyers accuse junta of war crimes|
May 6, 2009 (DVB)–An exiled Burmese lawyers group recently ruled illegal by the Burmese government have said that the extent and severity of crimes committed by the junta warrant accusations of war crimes and genocide. - more
| Ceasefire group rejects election request|
May 6, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s largest ceasefire group has rejected requests from the government to reduce troop numbers and form a political party to contest the 2010 elections on the grounds that the junta will force them to disarm. - more
| Burmese border officials foil weapons smuggler|
May 5, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese authorities yesterday seized firearms and ammunition from a Thai national smuggled across the border from northern Thailand, said a source close to Burmese officials. - more