In exclusive VOA interview, Leon Panetta says even if suspect ballots are discounted, President Hamid Karzai will in all likelihood win re-election
Washington wants efforts to get Israel and Palestinians back to peace negotiations
George Mitchell unable to bridge gap between Israelis and Palestinians over question of Jewish settlement expansion in West Bank
In policy speech Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defends Obama administration's new approach to missile defense in Europe
Russian prime minister says he hopes other measures to improve ties will follow
Barack Obama rejects the idea that racism is the main factor behind protests against his planned healthcare reforms.
The Iranian president's latest denial of the Nazi Holocaust provokes strong condemnation from Western powers.
California's governor has hours in which to submit proposals to slash the state's oversized prison population by 40,000.
|By KHIN NYEIN THIT|
|In the 21 years since the military seized power in Burma, the country has lost many of its best and brightest citizens.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Forty-three Burmese political prisoners are now free and a total of 250 are expected to be pardoned in an amnesty of 7,114 prisoners. |
|By KO HTWE|
| An appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi against last month’s conviction and sentence was adjourned on Friday until October 2. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| A former army major attacks the Rangoon music scene, splashing his picture with beautiful models across giant billboards and offering attention-getting promotions. |
|By ANTHONY DEUTSCH AND IMRON ROSYID|
|The death of militant mastermind Noordin Muhammed Top during a raid on his hide-out has struck at the heart of the terrorist network behind a deadly campaign of suicide attacks in Indonesia.|
|While welcoming the release of a few political prisoners, a veteran politician on Friday said, ‘it is not enough’ and deplored the ruling junta for using the release of political...|
|The Thai Labour and Human Rights Groups have submitted a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur Jorge A. Bustamante demanding an urgent investigation of...|
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Interview) The Thingangyun Township National League for Democracy (NLD) party chairman U Tin Mya (74), who was accused of being involved in a bombing case and ...
|Reporter Eint Khaing Oo and Editor Kyaw Kyaw Thant, arrested for reporting about victims of Cyclone Nargis, were among those freed from Insein prison on Friday. The Editor of......||The Rangoon divisional court on Friday heard arguments on an appeal against the verdict of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and scheduled October 2 for announcing...|