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Displaced people from Swat arrive in Mardan near Peshawar
Pakistani helicopter gunships and warplanes pound suspected Taleban positions in the north-west as civilians continue to flee.

The UN accuses Israel of strangling development of the Bethlehem region in the occupied West Bank.

A white aristocrat in Kenya is convicted of the manslaughter of a poacher on his estate in 2006, but acquitted of murdering him.


No Room for Wishful Thinking in Sanctions Debate

Burma brings the sanctions debate to an isolated doorstep of the US sphere of influence—Cuba

No Room for Wishful Thinking in Sanctions Debate

Burma brings the sanctions debate to an isolated doorstep of the US sphere of influence—Cuba

US Man Arrested for Entering Suu Kyi Home

Police tightened security around Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday after an American man was reportedly arrested for swimming across a lake and sneaking into her lakeside home.

Thai Gov’t Approves Tax Increase on Alcohol

Thailand's government approved an excise tax increase on beer and other alcoholic drinks to 9 percent from 7 percent.

Abuses Rampant Along Gas Pipeline: Rights Group

A Mon human rights group has released a new report documenting land confiscation and forced labor along the route of the Kanbauk-Myaing Kalay gas pipeline.

Burma Absent from Regional Health Ministers’ Meeting

Burma’s health minister fails to attend a regional meeting to discuss measures to prevent an outbreak of swine flu and other health issues.

Gale Force Winds Hit Mandalay

Burma’s second city has been hit by a storm, but there have been no reports of deaths.

American intrudes into Aung San Suu Kyi’s home

News imageThe US embassy in Rangoon said it is still trying to garner more information to confirm the identity of the American who reportedly swam across the Innya Lake and entered...

Gunmen loot jewellery store in central Burma, kill one

One person was killed and two injured after three armed gunmen broke into a jewellery shop in the Yameathin town market in central Burma and looted gold ornaments on Wednesday....

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Asking for more aid for coffer of generals

It is truly depressing and annoying to read reports about the need for more international aid funds to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis. Hardly anybody mentio...

Restrictions on Nargis anniversary coverage

The Burmese military junta’s censorship board has imposed restrictions in the coverage of the anniversary of the deadly Cyclone Nargis, sources in local journals in Rangoon said...

Child soldiers a reality in Burma: Rights Group

The United Nations Security Council has been urged by a United States-based Human Rights group on Wednesday to protect tens of thousands of children who are brutally abducted....

Thousands of child soldiers recruited by junta

May 7, 2009 (DVB)–Tens of thousands of children in Burma are recruited as child soldiers, with the government being the biggest culprit, states a report by a global network of non-governmental organizations. - more

Factory workers demand rights

May 7, 2009 (DVB)–Factory workers in a Thai town close to the Burmese border yesterday held a protest in front of the Labour Rights Protection office to demand full wages and health care in the workplace. - more

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

In Burma, China’s Presence Grows


Chinese’s economic presence in Burma is growing fast, filling in where sanctions have forced the United States and its allies out.

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