OAS delegations met late into the night in Washington Saturday before taking the vote
Clerics from the Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom say Iran's Guardian Council failed to adequately investigate vote-rigging claims by the opposition
Security officials say the Sunday airstrikes hit several locations in North Waziristan
Officials say one soldier was killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack, while another died in an explosion
Despite money crunch, many Americans find ways to relax, enjoy holiday with outdoor summertime activities
US President Barack Obama and Russia's Dmitry Medvedev reach a deal to cut back their stockpiles of nuclear weapons.
Clashes in China's restive region of Xinjiang leave at least 140 dead in some of the most serious violence in decades.
Former US defence chief Robert McNamara, an architect of the Vietnam war who later regretted the US role, dies at 93.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| I believe the government of Myanmar has lost a unique opportunity to show its commitment to a new era of political openness. |
— UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
|By AUNG THET WINE|
|Since the Burmese authorities announced the first case of swine flu in the country, the public are clamoring for surgical masks.|
|By ANTHONY DEUTSCH|
|Indonesians will be looking to Yudhoyono to make greater strides against deep-rooted corruption and widespread poverty—major challenges facing the predominantly Muslim country of 235 million.|
|By WAI MOE|
|Local reporters who covered the fruitless two-day visit to Burma by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon say that although he was humiliated by junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe, his candid message to the generals would have irked them. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|My visit has enabled me to convey the concerns of the international community very frankly and directly to Snr-Gen Than Shwe and his government. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|After a week-long assault on southern Karen State, the DKBA and Burmese troops have turned their attention north to the KNLA in Papun District. |
|By HYUNG-JIN KIM|
|A barrage of ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired over the weekend may have included a new type of Scud missile with an extended range and improved accuracy that poses a threat to Japan.|
|The North Korean freighter Kang Nam 1, suspected of carting weapons banned by the United Nations, is said to be heading back home but is yet to enter North Korean...|
|(Commentary) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appears to have left Burma empty-handed on what was seen beforehand as a crucial visit to strengthen the UN’s role in the country,...|
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appears to have left Burma empty-handed on what was seen beforehand as a crucial visit to strengthen the UN’s ro...
The victory of the Burmese Army and its proxy, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), in attacks on bases of the Karen National Union (KNU) last month, puts the regime...
This is my second visit to Myanmar in just over a year. Both visits have been at critical times for the country’s future. My first visit was in the aftermath...