An Iranian passenger plane crashes in northern Iran, killing all 168 passengers and crew, state media says.
Ex-prime minister Tony Blair is the UK candidate for president of the European Council, a government minister says.
A Spanish woman who became the world's oldest new mother when she gave birth to twins in 2006 at the age of 66 has died.
State television quotes an unidentified witness as saying the plane suddenly fell from the sky and exploded on impact, causing a huge crater
Authorities said Wednesday the attack targeted a police checkpoint in the provincial capital, Ramadi
Organization of Israeli reserve and combat soldiers releases collection of testimonies saying Israeli Defense Force demolished homes in Gaza for no reason
Comes after release of rebel leader Henry Okah, which had been one of MEND's key demands
In the last month Insurgents were blamed for daring attacks targeting security forces
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| Under the new constitution, elected people would have no role and all the powers would be with the commander in chief. |
— Dr Sein Win, the prime minister of the Burmese government in exile
|By MIN LWIN|
|Burmese junta leader and his wife reportedly visited Rangoon’s Shwedagon Pagoda on three successive mornings this week, with symbolic offerings of 35 small, flower-covered pagoda replicas.|
|By ANTHONY DEUTSCH|
|Deadly ambushes at the world's largest gold mine likely stem from rival Indonesian police and military forces.|
|By LAWI WENG|
|In spite of statements at the UN, families of Burmese political prisoners do not believe their loved ones will be freed by the military government. |
|By WAI MOE|
|Opposition parties in Burma say UN Secretary-General didn’t go far enough in urging the military regime to ensure that the 2010 general election is “credible, inclusive and legitimate.” |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|The opposition NLD names new official spokespersons in an effort to streamline and enhance media relations. |
|By LALIT K JHA|
|The Burmese government in exile accuses the junta of making a sham show of democracy.|
Detection of two persons infected with A (H1N1) virus in Burma could just be the ‘tip of an iceberg’ and there could be many more infected people, who have gone... On the contentious issue of transforming its armed wing, the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) wants to change it to a ‘Kachin Regional Guard Force’ (KRGF) instead of the Border...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(News Analysis) While the world’s highest quality green stone, jade, continues to be a money maker for the military rulers of Burma, the precious gem has lite...
|In a new directive, the Burmese Censorship Board has asked local Weekly Journals to submit their editorial content for approval, in compact discs in a PDF format. The new rules...||In a revision of existing policy concerning vehicle parts, Burma's Ministry of Economics and Commerce has re-permitted domestic car industries to import spare parts. The Ministry made its...|
|A consortium of companies led by South Korea’s Daewoo International will invest over US$ 3 billion in gas production in the West Coast of Burma. A Daewoo International official in...||A small explosion occurred on Tuesday at a port in western Rangoon’s Ahlone Township, according to an official at the Township fire brigade. The official told Mizzima that the explosion...|