Western nations are concerned that Iran is trying to make a nuclear weapon, but Tehran says it is enriching uranium for peaceful purposes
Western Indonesia was rattled by another severe earthquake a day after a quake trapped thousands of people under collapsed buildings
Aid begins reaching islands devastated by powerful earthquake; death toll has surpassed 120
Beijing showcases military capabilities, economic, social progress during huge parade marking anniversary of Communist state
National security team spent about three hours assessing Afghan policy, but details of discussion were not released
World powers begin talks with Iran over its nuclear programme, days after it was accused of hiding a second uranium plant.
Britain's Serious Fraud Office says it will press for defence giant BAE to be prosecuted over bribery allegations.
Burma; 1 Oct 2009
Working in Burma may support a murderous regime, but some Australian companies still think it makes good business sense. They're very wrong, writes Sharan Burrow
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|Efforts by five Southeast Asian countries to form a rice cartel will likely be hampered by the group’s size and disparities among its members.|
|By KO HTWE|
| Local authorities in southwestern China are demanding US $41 million in compensation for property destroyed by Burmese troops in Kokang. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| The Burmese junta maintains its demand for the Kachin to transform its army into a border guard force—likelihood of war increases. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| The Women’s League of Burma says it welcomes a UN resolution aimed at protecting women and children in conflict zones. |
|By ROHAN SULLIVAN|
|Asia had little respite from an already brutal storm season, with warnings the next tempest was en route to the Philippines while three nations counted their dead from the previous typhoon.|
With the Burmese military regime deciding to issue new Kyat 5,000 denomination currency notes as of today, the printing industry is likely to hike charges, printing press... China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday denied media reports that local Burmese authorities had ordered Chinese citizens in North-eastern Shan State to leave, and...
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(Analysis) Accepting the failure of sanctions to usher in political change, the Burmese opposition and analysts said, the new US policy on the Southeast Asian n...The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), an ethnic armed group in Northern Burma, have proposed the junta to cooperate with some of its departments. Representatives of...