The first results in Afghanistan's presidential poll are announced, giving Hamid Karzai a slight lead over one of his main rivals.
US President Barack Obama is to announce he is reappointing Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the US central bank.
Independent Election Commission says President Hamid Karzai has 40.6 percent while top challenger Abdullah Abdullah has 38.7 percent; tallies released cover only 10 percent of total
Launch of the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1, which was developed with help from Russia, had been delayed several times
If reports in South Korean media are accurate, trip by Stephen Bosworth would mark first official nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang under Obama administration
Earlier, Palestinian medics said Israeli troops killed one Palestinian and wounded another near the Israel-Gaza border
White House says it will directly supervise a new unit that is being set up to interrogate high value terror detainees
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Several Buddhist monk leaders in exile say that monks across Burma are preparing for another boycott, or pattanikkujjana, of the country’s military authorities and their families.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|They’ve got the money, but nobody wants to sell weapons to the Karen National Union these days.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Government troops move into area controlled by the ethnic Kokang army, as tension builds and residents flee to China. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Analysts suspect a computer contest to develop a Burmese language search engine is a junta initiative to increase its cyberspace capabilities. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva invokes special security powers ahead of a major anti-government rally this weekend that he warns could turn chaotic and plunge the country back into turmoil. |
|By JULHAS ALAM|
|Bangladesh has awarded three offshore blocks to two global energy companies to explore for gas in the Bay of Bengal. |
|By WAI MOE|
|Burma's detained democracy leader wants her family physician reinstated as her primary doctor.|
|The ‘Myanmar International Airway’ (MAI) will launch a Rangoon-Bodh Gaya (India) flight from October 25. The ticket reservation centre of the Burmese National Flag carrier said...|
|Unless Burma’s military regime releases political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and amends the 2008 constitution, the 2010 general elections will be meaningless and will not...|
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Analysis) Despite Burma’s fishery products being a good revenue earner in the export market, this year it has taken a beating and failed to achieve the targe...
Citizenship will be granted by Thailand to displaced Thai villagers, who were in Burma, during demarcation by the British a hundred years ago. Surapong Kongchantuek of the Committee to......
For the second time, a fire broke out at about noon on Monday at the famous liquor and wine producers, the Grand Royal Distillery in Hlegu Township of Rangoon Division....
The Burmese Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Maj-Gen Htay Oo’s visit to Japan is yet another sign of the cosy relationship that Japan maintains with Burmese military generals,...
Burmese activists on Monday held a protest rally against the secret visit to Japan by Htay Oo, Secretary of the pro-junta civilian organization – the Union Solidarity and Development......
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was interviewed by Fareed Zakaria on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" this weekend
Zakaria: We are now beginning the formal interview, just so everyone realizes.
Wen Jiabao: Before we begin, I would like to let you know that I will use the words from the bottom of my heart to answer your questions, which means that I will tell the truth to all your questions.
I always tell people that sometimes I may not tell what is on my mind, that as long as I speak out what is on my mind, the words are true. Read More