White House says US president is 'humbled' to receive award
Award comes just 11 months after former senator from Illinois became first African-American to be elected president of the United States
Former Egyptian Foreign Minister, Arab League Secretary-General Esmet Abdel Meguid says Mr. Obama's award appears to be positive development for peace in region
US president is particularly well-liked in Indonesia where he spent part of his childhood
Some say decision is premature for leader less than a year into his first term and with no definitive progress in sight on range of foreign policy fronts
The Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, demands an exemption from a key EU charter before he will sign the EU's Lisbon Treaty.
France arrests a researcher at Europe's top particle physics lab who is suspected of links to al-Qaeda, officials say.
|Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the Burmese junta to help end sanctions. Will the generals do the same?|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|NLD leader Suu Kyi asks Western diplomats to clarify their positions on the aims of their economic sanctions.|
|By LAWI WENG|
| The Thai Cabinet will consider offering illegal migrant children legal registration, which would provide them with security, healthcare and education rights. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| Police crack down on illegal businesses in Rangoon, following the ouster of the former Rangoon Division police chief. |
|By MIN LWIN|
| An activist speaks to The Irrawaddy from a Thai border town, where he fled after being released following interrogation in Rangoon. |
|By KARL RITTER AND MATT MOORE|
|President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.|
Detained Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday asked diplomats from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia about their countries’ stand on sanctions,... Veteran politician Win Tin will undergo an eye operation on Friday, his close friend said. The senior member of Burma’s opposition party – the National League for Democracy – has...
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(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...
Bangladesh is going to place its maritime boundary dispute to a United Nations tribunal to settle the conflict over territorial waters with India and Burma that threatens...
The Central Executive Committee of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party the National League for Democracy has said that they were sounded out for a meeting by western diplomats,...
Burmese Army officials have managed to persuade and driven a wedge between members of the ceasefire ethnic armed group the ‘United Wa State Army’ (UWSA) in northern...
The Rangoon Division Police Chief Pol. Col. Win Naing, who was summarily removed from his post for corruption and because of internal rivalry in the Home Ministry,...