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