Unnamed Afghan and Western officials say Hamid Karzai's supporters created as many as 800 fake polling stations that produced hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells reporters high level conference would deal with issues such as security, governance and development
Police say the suicide car bombing also wounded at least 10 others near the Western city of Ramadi
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said from Iran's point of view, the nuclear issue is concluded
Water in South Korean portion of the Imjin River surged Sunday more than 4.5 meters
Japan's PM-elect Yukio Hatoyama pledges a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, much more than his predecessor.
Israel approves the building of 455 homes in the occupied West Bank, despite a strong US pressure to halt settlement work.
US food conglomerate Kraft proposes buying British chocolate giant Cadbury for $17bn, but the offer is rejected.
|By WAI MOE|
|The leader of the UWSA, the biggest non-state-armed group in Burma, said only peaceful negotiation can defuse the tension in the border area.|
|By LAWI WENG|
|A prominent rights group has called on corporations and governments involved in the Burmese oil and gas pipeline project to suspend their activities.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Tu Ja, an important KIO leader, and four others resign their posts to organize a political party and field candidates in the 2010 election.|
|By MICHAEL CASEY / AP WRITER|
|The rare forest turtle, once though to be extinct, has been rediscovered in a remote forest in Burma, boosting chances of saving the reptile after hunting almost destroyed its population.|
|By MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR / IPS WRITER|
|The eruption of hostilities at the northeastern corner of Burma has much to do with a promised general election next year that the oppressive rulers are marching towards.|
|By SOE LWIN|
|Some 16 months have passed since Cyclone Nargis devastated the Irrawaddy delta but thousands of families are still living in makeshift shelters.|
|By JIM GOMEZ / AP WRITER|
|The proximity of bomber planes and gunboats used for fighting al-Qaida-linked militants and two passing cargo ships led to the successful rescue of nearly 1,000 people from a sunken ferry.|
|If Snr-Gen Than Shwe’s calculations are correct, the SPDC will wipe out the Wa and Mongla armies, and the 2010 elections can be held on a less contentious playing field according to schedule.|
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) The recent visit of US Senator Jim Webb has stirred up speculation and criticism of what the visit could mean for Washington’s Burma policy, espe...
The Burmese military junta’s pressure notwithstanding, the Kachin people have rejected the regime’s proposal of transforming the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) troops... A manpower training and consultancy firm FranklinCovey has explored options of setting-up an office in Burma, and will begin operations by the next fiscal year. The marketing...