G8 leaders are expected to focus on the global economic recession and at what point the economy is stable enough to stop major stimulus spending
State Councilor Dai Bingguo now will represent China at the gathering of the world's leading industrialized nations
Sample tallies from polling stations across Indonesia say President Yudhoyono won 52 percent of the vote, which would be enough to prevent a run-off election
Reports are emerging in South Korean media that intelligence officials suspect North Korea may have had a hand in the disruption
Announcement comes after Manuel Zelaya met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington
At least 40 people are killed in a suspected US attack in NW Pakistan, officials say, as it steps up its fight against militants.
China's riot-torn city of Urumqi is now under control and those guilty of murder will be executed, local officials say.
Some 70,000 construction workers in South Africa go on strike, halting work on stadiums for the 2010 World Cup.
|By NINIEK KARMINI|
|Indonesians voted Wednesday in their country's second direct presidential election, and early ballot counts showed the incumbent would likely win a single-round victory.|
|By CAROLINE STAUFFER|
|As the 50,000th Burmese refugee to be resettled abroad recently left Thailand for the United States, thousands of others fled their military-ruled homeland to seek shelter under tarps and in temples along the Thai-Burmese border.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|NLD leaders had little time to meet with Ban Ki-moon and do not blame him for failure. |
|By LALIT K JHA|
|The US Department of State reiterates the call for progress towards democracy in Burma. |
|By JOHN HEILPRIN|
|As the UN helicopter skimmed above the placid Irrawaddy Delta, Burma's military junta was putting the final touches on its showcase village. |
|By OLIVER TEVES|
|A spate of deadly bombings has prompted the United Nations to suspend food distribution to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting in the southern Philippines. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Japan aims to tighten sanctions as suspected North Korean vessel is thought to have docked in North Korea on Monday.|
India is set to repatriate 150 Rohingya boat people, who have been stranded on the Andaman Island for nearly six months, following a green signal from Bangladesh saying,... The management rights of mobile phone services of the Burmese government operated Myanmar Telecom is being negotiated for transfer to the powerful Htoo company,...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) Unlike in the past visit, this time there was no real expectation that the United Nations General Secretary’s visit to Burma would change anythin...
|Two new FM radio channels will begin broadcasting in Burma as of August, according to sources from the Music Association and FM stations. The FM radio stations in operation now...||Burmese activists and Indian supporters on Tuesday reiterated their call to the Indian government to stop supporting Burma’s military regime and instead support the movement for,...|
|Air Mandalay, one of Burma’s private airlines, is set to resume international flights between Burma’s former capital Rangoon and Thailand’s northern city Chiang Mai in August,...||The Indian government has been exhorted to stop helping the Burmese military regime by student leaders and journalists from Northeast Indian states, who in a show of solidarity,...|