Former US President Bill Clinton meets North Korea's Kim Jong-il during a surprise visit to Pyongyang, state media report.
Iranian police are questioning three Americans being held for illegally entering the country, state media report.
Police fire tear gas at supporters of a Sudanese woman charged with wearing "indecent clothing", after her trial was postponed.
North Korean media say former US president passed verbal message from President Barack Obama to Kim Jong Il during Tuesday's meeting in Pyongyang; White House denies report
Analysts say even though both sides are feeling politically and militarily stronger these days, they need to work toward political compromise
US secretary of state begins seven-country tour in Kenya where she is attending trade, economic forum
Former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi says protests will continue as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepares to take office for second term
Three detained Friday on charges of entering Iran from Iraq without permission
|By AUNG ZAW|
|Reports of Burma’s shady nuclear ambitions have resurfaced to take their place alongside warnings by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of secret military ties and possible technology transfers between Burma and North Korea.|
|By KO HTWE|
|Burmese migrant domestic workers face low wages and abuse when they come to work in Thailand.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Burma’s Karen National Union has appealed to the Thai government to halt its involvement in the construction of the Hat Gyi Dam on the Salween River, warning that the project would cause “huge” environmental damage and human rights abuses.|
|By LALIT K JHA|
|The United States expresses concern over news reports that North Korea may be helping the Burmese military regime to achieve its nuclear ambitions. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The CEO of French energy giant Total dismissed rights activists calling on the company to pull out of Burma, saying they “can go to hell.” |
|By AMBIKA AHUJA|
|A plane skidded off the runway and crashed into an air traffic control tower after landing on the Thai resort island of Samui on Tuesday, killing the pilot. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Burmese labor rights activist Su Su Nway was placed in solitary confinement for three days after singing a song in prison to mark the 62nd anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.|
The United States on Monday reiterated its concern over military cooperation between Burma and North Korea, but did not elaborate on the kind of cooperation the two countries... Twenty three Burmese sailors on board a Liberian-flagged ship, Annapurna, suddenly found themselves unemployed and stranded at a port in Auckland, New Zealand, after creditors...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Analysis) It was just another day for the surgeons at Mae Sot General Hospital, in Thailand's north. Overnight, on July 18, a dozen Democratic Karen Buddhist A...
|The American, John William Yettaw, on trial in Burma for swimming across to Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in early May, was hospitalized on Monday night, after having convulsions......||Subhas Chakraborty, a prominent leader of India’s Communist Party of India (Marxists), who had come out in strong support of the Burmese cause in the struggle against the military.......|
|A Burmese human rights activist, who exposed the ruling junta’s human rights violations and destruction of the environment, has been named one of the recipients of this year’s...||Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said the verdict on her trial and three other defendants will test the “Rule of Law” and the judicial system of......|