Tamil Tiger rebels holed up in a tiny enclave in northern Sri Lanka have "decided to silence their guns", a rebel spokesman says.
Hardline Islamist militants capture a strategically important town north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, eyewitnesses say.
The House of Commons speaker Michael Martin faces calls from an opposition party leader to quit over the expenses scandal.
On the streets of Colombo, some people waved the national flag and set off fireworks to celebrate government reports of the rebels' defeat
The United States and Israel have strategic differences on both issues despite being close allies
Results from Saturday's election also were a setback for Kuwaiti Islamists, whose share of the 50-member assembly fell from almost half to just 16
Decisive victory in general elections paves way for stable coalition government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Army spokesman says security forces approaching Mingora, main town in Swat Valley, in effort to intercept militants trying to flee area
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| Clearly her health condition is of concern and that should be a concern for everybody. |
—Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva
|By MIN LWIN and THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|The Burmese generals revoke the licenses of two prominent attorneys known for representing political activists, in a blow against Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense.|
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|An Australian company pulls its subsidiary out of design work on new Nyapyidaw Airport, claiming it wasn’t aware of the work.|
|By LALIT K JHA|
|Two influential US foreign policy lawmakers urge Burmese generals to challenge Sen-Gen Than Shwe’s policies in Burma. |
|By LALIT K JHA|
|US economic and other sanctions on the Burmese regime are extended one more year as the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is set to begin on Monday. |
|By MIN LWIN|
|The Kachin Independence Organization meets as the Burmese junta continues to pressure the ceasefire group to transform its armed wing into a border security force. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The Bangladesh foreign minister leads a team to negotiate its dispute with Burma over maritime boundaries in the Bay of Bengal.|
| Nobel Committee issue rare protest on Suu Kyi|
May 16, 2009 (DVB)–The Norweigian-based Nobel Committee have issued a rare statement protesting the arrest of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying her recent detention is “totally unacceptable”. - more
| 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
United States’ President Barrack Obama on Friday formally extended sanctions against Burma for another year, saying the actions and policies of Burma’s ruling junta has not changed and continues 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...
Burmese in exile have been staging protests against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest in front of the Burmese embassies in their respective countries since yesterday. She is in judicial... A former soldier was involved in the robbery committed in a gold and jewellery shop in Yemethin town, Magwe Division, owned by Daw Aye Kyi and her nieces. One of...