Recounts ordered for polling stations that reported 100 percent voter turnout, and from locations where more than 95 percent of votes were for one candidate
Airport is used by civilians as well as foreign troops operating in the country
Some local officials suggested the students were shot at because they were minority Shi'ite muslims, a group that has been targeted by Sunni extremists in the past
Prosecutors say defendants intended to make 'violent and deadly' statement" with bombings, which would have involved flights bound to North America from London
Blast struck a convoy carrying the chief of police Major Zaid Hussein Khalaf in the town of Armili, near Kirkuk
President Karzai passes the 50% mark needed for victory in the Afghan presidential poll, but fraud claims cast doubt on the result.
Moscow denies claims that a ship which was apparently hijacked in July was carrying Russian anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.
All alcohol advertising - including sports and music sponsorship - should be banned because of the health risks, British doctors say.
|By KO HTWE|
|Lawyers for Aung San Suu Kyi have sought permission to meet with the detained democracy leader ahead of an appeal hearing scheduled for next week.|
|By AUNG ZAW|
|Peng Jiasheng, the Kokang leader heavily involved in the drug trade, was once a darling of the military government—now he’s on its most wanted list. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|An emergency meeting called by the Kachin Independence Organization last weekend was part of the group’s strategy to prepare for its political and military future. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|An inside source claims that Mon community leaders are preparing to form a new party to compete in the 2010 election. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The Irrawaddy has recently published a second collection of his political cartoons. Artist and cartoonist Harn Lay talks about his life, work and political views.|
Officials in Thailand suspect nearly 100 million narcotic pills are stashed around Bangkok for distribution and the number of drug smugglers and users would be around 100,000... For the first time in three decades, the monsoon in Burma will be about 30 days shorter this year, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The southwest...
|Telephone and internet connections were cut off in Kokang during gun battles between the Kokang Army and government troops, said residents and observers. “Most internet...||Incessant heavy rains have inundated several houses in Laputta Town in Burma’s coastal Irrawaddy delta, forcing residents to move to higher ground, locals said. The torrential rains,...|
|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...|