Voting is extended in Iran's presidential election as "unprecedented" numbers of voters flock to polling stations.
A leading Islamic scholar who called the Taliban "un-Islamic" is killed in one of two bomb attacks on religious targets in Pakistan.
Madonna wins permission to adopt a second child from Malawi after challenging an earlier ruling by a judge.
Strong turnout, according to analysts, could work against incumbent Mahmoud Ahmedinejad
One attack took place at the Jamia Naeemia Islamic school in the eastern city of Lahore, soon after Friday prayers
General Stanley McChrystal says emphasis to be on protecting civilians from both 'the enemy and from unintended consequences of our operation'
Resolution would impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang including cargo inspections and a total arms embargo
Home Minister Chidambaram reviews security during visit to restive region, where troops have been battling Muslim separatist insurgency for two decades
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Rangoon Court postpones Suu Kyi’s trial till June 26 to hear defense witness Khin Moe Moe.|
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The WHO has raised its alert on the H1N1 virus to that of a global pandemic while a Swiss pharmaceutical giant declares it has a vaccine.|
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|Former PM Goh has said Singapore investors will likely wait until after Burma’s elections next year before pouring any more money into the country. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|The junta’s number 2, is to travel to China soon on a visit analysts say will include talks focusing on the regime’s uneasy relationship with ethnic ceasefire groups based along the Sino-Burmese border. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The EU has issued a declaration expressing serious concern over the Burmese military offensive against the Karen National Union and its effect on civilians. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|The Burmese regime’s plans to tame armed ceasefire groups have hit a snag, as the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has highlighted the junta’s underhanded tactics.|
The special court in the notorious Insein prison on Friday fixed June 26 for the hearing of a defence witness in the on-going trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu... Despite of promised by authorities to provide round-the-clock electricity supply in Rangoon, an official from Ministry of Electrical Power in Naypyitaw said,...
|The Indian government has been urged by a Washington based Independent Non-Governmental Organization on Thursday to pressurize the Burmese military junta...||The German and French Heads-of-State, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, during a joint news conference Thursday in Paris declared they are trying to enlist...|
|The ‘Forum for Democracy in Burma’ (FDB) in exile has urged the UN Security Council to tackle the Karen refugee issue by taking action on the grounds of crime against...||European Union on Thursday expressed “serious concern” over the mounting military offensive by the Burmese army and its allies against the Karen National Liberation Army, which results in large,...|
| Thai-Burma relations under ‘unprecedented strain’|
June 12, 2009 (DVB)–Thailand’s condemnation of the Suu Kyi trial and the arrival of thousands of Burmese refugees has put relations between the two countries under “unprecedented strain”, according to a Burmese state-run newspaper. - more
| Education in Burma requires ‘urgent support’|
June 12, 2009 (DVB)–United Nations’ calls for urgent support for education in Burma have been reinforced by reports that schools in Rangoon are now reliant on donations from parents due to lack of government funding for education. - more
| Thai villagers threatened in Karen offensive|
June 12, 2009 (DVB)–A Burmese junta-backed militia group involved in the offensive against the Karen National Union near the Thai-Burma border has reportedly threatened to shell Thai villagers if they don’t supply them with food. - more