Georgia says a mutiny at a military base near Tbilisi that officials linked to an alleged Russian coup attempt is over.
A senior Pakistani official urges residents to evacuate the troubled Swat valley in the north-west.
Dozens of Mexicans quarantined in China because of swine flu fears are being flown home on a chartered Mexican plane.
Defense Minister says a 'rebellion' is under way at a military base outside Tbilisi
Officials say attack happened at checkpoint near Peshawar, at least 21 wounded including children
But the Israeli prime minister is making no mention of a two-state solution
Court orders activists, including human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko, detained on charges of plotting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe
Farah provincial governor Rohul Amin said security forces were backed by Western warplanes
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
|Today, I lend my voice of support and admiration to all those brave men and women of the press who labor to expose truth and enhance accountability around the world. |
— US President Barack Obama
|By WAI SANN|
|Rice fields destroyed by the cyclone, combined with a fear of storing rice in case of another disaster, means many families in the delta are going hungry these days.|
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Burma’s Ministry of Health has banned the sale of 37 brands of shrimp paste, warning that they contain a dangerous chemical dye.|
|By AUNG THET WINE|
|A father and mother of six children trap rats in a field at night to sell at the morning market, earning enough money to scrimp by. |
|By WAI MOE|
|The Burmese military plans to incorporate armed ethnic ceasefire groups into a border guard force within the Tatmadaw (Burmese armed forces) after the 2010 election.|
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 mentions the obligation of... some critics and hardliners are saying that the junta has not transferred power to the winning party NLD in 1990 general election. Don't you think you can face a similar...
Burmese border authorities in Tachileik, eastern Shan State, on Monday arrested a car owned by a Thai citizen and seized arms and ammunition that are on the car. According to...
Military-ruled Burma has set up medical checkpoints at its International airports in a step to prevent travellers carrying the deadly Swine influenza virus into the country...
| Burmese border officials foil weapons smuggler|
May 5, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese authorities yesterday seized firearms and ammunition from a Thai national smuggled across the border from northern Thailand, said a source close to Burmese officials. - more
| Food crisis reported in two states|
May 5, 2009 (DVB)–A United Nations body has begun to establish aid programmes for villages in Burma’s Chin state to tackle the ongoing famine there, whilst a human rights group has issued a report about a serious food crisis in Karen state. - more
| Lawyers’ group slams ruling |
May 5, 2009 (DVB)–The secretary of an exiled Burmese lawyers group recently declared illegal by the Burmese government has reacted to the ruling by saying that the government is itself an illegal entity. - more
| Calls for release of imprisoned cyclone aid workers|
May 5, 2009 (DVB)–Calls for the release of over 20 aid workers who were arrested after assisting in cyclone Nargis relief efforts last year, have been issued by a number of Burmese groups to mark the cyclone’s one-year anniversary. - more
| Suu Kyi’s appeal rejected|
May 5, 2009 (DVB)–An appeal submitted last month for the release of imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, sent by her lawyer to the Burmese government, has been rejected. - more