Idelphonse Nizeyimana has been extradited to International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania to face charges of genocide, crimes against humanity
Both sides agree to meet in Burkina Faso, as part of regional mediation following last week's killing of at least 157 opposition demonstrators
Other central banks not likely to follow suit just yet
Spokesman says his group believes international organizations such as World Food Program promote a 'US agenda' in the country
Defense Ministry says deaths occurred in last 24 hours during two separate operations in southern Helmand province and eastern Nuristan province
A top Rwandan genocide suspect, accused of ordering the 1994 murder of a Tutsi queen, is arrested in Uganda.
Film-maker Roman Polanski is denied bail ahead of his possible extradition to the US, the Swiss Justice Ministry says.
Google confirms to BBC News that its e-mail system - Gmail - has been targeted as part of an "industry-wide phishing scheme".
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| We want long-term peace, and we don’t want to wage war, but if the junta forces us to transform our troops, the regional peace will be destroyed. |
— La Ja, general-secretary of the Kachin Independence Organization
|By ADAM SELENE|
|The Burmese junta may soon find that its cozy relationship with Beijing becomes suffocating.|
|By WAI MOE|
|The Rangoon Division police chief is reportedly in hiding to avoid arrest, following a scandal involving corruption and abuse of power.|
|By LAWI WENG|
| Japan’s foreign minister calls on the ruling regime in Burma to ensure that next year’s election is fair, transparent and inclusive. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| The Ethnic Nationalities Council has written a controversial letter to Sen Jim Webb outlining its policy for the 2010 election. |
|By MICHAEL CASEY|
| Aid agencies say the rise in Asian weather disasters should serve as a wake-up call for negotiators to intensify their efforts to reach a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. |
|By ERIC TALMADGE AND IRWAN FIRDAUS|
|Workers used backhoes Tuesday to demolish buildings damaged in Indonesian's giant earthquake that left hundreds if not thousands dead.|
In the wake of the announcement by the United States of its new Burma policy, Human Rights Watch on Monday urged Australia to review its policy towards... Solar power is being used by many people in rural areas in Burma, where electricity is not available. Shops selling solar power plates in some townships said that more and...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) If a ruling of a court is called a verdict, it has to be called a legal judgment and the judgment has to be made by a judge. So far it seems ostens...Burma’s ruling military supremo Snr Gen Than Shwe, who was scheduled to pay a two-day visit to the Irrawaddy Delta, has postponed his trip to mid-October, at the eleventh hour,......
Experts from Burma and Bangladesh initiated discussions in Dhaka on Monday on expansion of bilateral trade by establishing direct banking facilities between the two countries,...
An article published in the Rangoon-based “The Voice” journal on Monday made an unveiled attack on campaign groups such as the Burma Campaign UK, for misusing...
At least 500 villagers belonging to nine villages in Phapun district in Karen state in eastern Burma, bordering Thailand, are suffering from a new but as yet unidentified type of...