Civil liberties groups criticise President Obama's decision to revive military trials for some Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Counting is set to begin in India as the marathon general election in the world's largest democracy finally draws to a close.
Astronauts from the shuttle Atlantis struggle with the most crucial spacewalk to upgrade the Hubble telescope.
President Barack Obama says US will restart military commissions for terror suspects being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - but with new legal protections not provided under Bush administration
Thousands of security forces engaged in major anti-insurgency operation, 55 Taliban militants killed
Newly-freed American tells reporters she will spend a few days relaxing in Austria, then head to US - and plans to talk about experience in near future
Benedict XVI appeals to people to end bloodshed, fighting, terrorism and war
Lawmakers are asking for more accountability before approving additional US aid
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| It is an excuse by the junta to extend her incarceration yet again. Our sister must be released immediately. |
— Archbishop Desmond Tutu
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Many Burmese suspect that John William Yetthaw’s misguided attempt to visit Aung San Suu Kyi was actually part of a plot to keep the democracy icon in detention.|
|By LALIT K JHA|
|US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she will raise the imprisonment of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with the UN, Burma’s partners within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations—and even China.|
|By MIN LWIN|
|Security forces stop and inspect cars near Insein Prison as Burmese citizens search for news about Aung San Suu Kyi’s upcoming trial. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|While journalists in Burma complain that they are unable to report on Suu Kyi’s arrest, the state-run media have yet to even mention it. |
|By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER|
|The American in Burma custody after swimming across a lake to the home of Suu Kyi is eccentric but peace-loving, and had done the same thing last summer in an unsuccessful attempt to meet the Nobel Peace Prize winner, his wife said. |
|By LALIT K JHA|
|Several senators have spoken out against Suu Kyi’s arrest, putting pressure on the Obama administration to rethink its policy on sanctions.|
India’s Left Front constituent, the All India Forward Bloc, has condemned Burma’s ruling junta for charging pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, saying that the whole incident was a ploy... World leaders, including Ban Ki Mon, the United Nations (UN) Secretary General are being urged to pressurize the Burmese military regime for the unconditional release of Nobel Peace Laureate....
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The veteran politician U Shwe Ohn from Shan State was on a 21-day tour in Shan State and met regional political parties, ethnic leaders and discussed with them ...
| International leaders unite in support for Suu Kyi|
May 15, 2009 (DVB)–International leaders have expressed dismay at the pending trial of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with the United Nations Secretary General saying the issue was cause for “grave concern”. - more
| ASEAN member urges governments not to fall for Burma 'fallacy'|
May 15, 2009 (DVB)-The head of the Burma caucus of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has said that the charges to be faced by Burma oppositon leader are "just ridiculous", and urged fellow ASEAN governments not to fall for the "fallacy" of elections next year. - more
| 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