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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (file photo)
Thu. 14 May 2009 0005 UTC

Aung San Suu Kyi Charged with Violating House Arrest

Charges appear related to American man who also faces charges for sneaking into Burmese democracy leader's house

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South Korean protester shouts slogan as he holds poster of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling during rally against North Korea in Seoul, 2 Apr 2009

North Korea Sets June 4 Trial Date for US Journalists Audio Clip Available

Euna Lee and Laura Ling, were detained on March 17 near the North Korean-Chinese border, while reporting for US media outlet Current TV

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in televised address, 7 May 2009 (Pakistan government photo)

Pakistani PM: Government Must Help Swat Refugees

Yousef Raza Gilani tells parliament exodus of people is largest mass displacement since country was founded in 1947


Suicide Bomber Attacks Police in Southern Afghanistan

Taliban claims responsibility for attack targeting post in Spin Boldak, near Pakistani border

Hand out picture from Sri Lankan Defense Ministry (14 May 2009) is said to be of improvised multi-barrel rocket launcher captured from rebels in Mullaittivu district

Sri Lanka Rejects Pressure for Cease-Fire

Media minister says government will not give in to international pressure to halt military operation

Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo: January 2008
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is jailed pending trial over the visit of a man to her home, her lawyer says.

The Sri Lankan army says more than 2,000 civilians have crossed a lagoon to flee the war zone in the north-east of the country.

Indian authorities demolish the Mumbai home of one of the child stars of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

Suu Kyi to Face Trial Following Unauthorized Visit

Aung San Suu Kyi, her doctor, her two caretakers and an American who intruded into her lakeside compound in Rangoon will all stand trial for violating Burma’s security laws.

Govts, Exiles Call for Suu Kyi's Release

The British and Australian governments have joined the chorus of calls from Burmese activist groups around the world for the immediate release of the NLD leader.

Suu Kyi ‘Looking Good, Mentally Strong’: Lawyer

After meeting with Suu Kyi in prison, her lawyer says she is confident of being found “not guilty” of the charges against her.

Confusion Reigns over Suu Kyi’s Fate

People in Burma are still trying to make sense of the charges against democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and the bizarre event that led to them.

Thailand Postpones Asian Summit Again

Thailand has again postponed a regional summit of Asian leaders that was twice canceled because of political unrest, the foreign minister said.

Embassy seeks legal representation for detained American

The US embassy in Rangoon said it will continue seeking consular access to ensure that the detained American citizen, John William Yettaw, has a lawyer to represent him in the...

Bangladesh Foreign Minister to visit Burma

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Ms. Dipu Moni will arrive in Burma Thursday evening for a four day goodwill visit to promote the bilateral relationship between the two countries, according to a...

India deports some Rohingya boat-people to Bangladesh

Authorities in India’s Andaman Island have begun deporting Rohingya boatpeople, stranded in the Island as of December 2008, to Bangladesh. An immigration officer of Andaman Island said,...

Burma steps up precautionary measures against Swine Flu

Burmese authorities along the Thai-Burmese border say they have stepped-up precautionary measures to check people passing through the border for the presence of Swine Flu.

North Korea and Burma boost diplomatic ties

In a bid to give a leg up to bilateral ties between military-ruled Burma and North Korea, a sports and physical health delegation from North Korea is currently visiting Burma....

KNU claims Burmese Army Brigadier General killed

The body of Brigadier General Kaung Myat of the Burmese Army, who reportedly died during a clash with ethnic Karen rebels, will be cremated on Wednesday. The Karen National Union,...

Suu Kyi and US citizen charged

May 14, 2009 (DVB)–Charges have been brought against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi relating to her contact with the US citizen who last week spent two nights in her compound, where she is being held under house arrest. - more

Suu Kyi to face charges related to ‘swimmer’

May 14, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been ordered to appear in court this morning to face charges related to the US citizen who broke into her compound last week. - more

Australian company pulls out of Burma

May 13, 2009 (DVB)–An Australian company has announced its withdrawal from Burma after evidence arose that a subsidiary was working on designs for a new airport in the country’s capital, despite Australia’s tough sanctions on Burma. - more

US embassy still denied access to ‘swimmer’

May 13, 2009 (DVB)–The US Embassy in Rangoon is yet to meet the man arrested last week after allegedly entering imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound, although they remain optimistic that permission will be granted. - more

UN forced labour report condemns Burma

May 13, 2009 (DVB)–A United Nations body has condemned the ongoing use of forced labour by the Burmese government whilst estimating that exploitative labour practices cost workers worldwide upwards of $US20 billion per year. - more

Army sergeant dies under interrogation

May 13, 2009 (DVB)–A Burmese army sergeant suspected of involvement in the theft of firearms and ammunition from a military armoury last week has reportedly died whilst undergoing interrogation. - more

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