Four militants, two soldiers and three hostages were killed during the operation; another wounded militant was captured
Dozens of others have been wounded in a series of car bombs Sunday in the western city of Ramadi
Both sides appear to be trying to improve their positions in the build-up to an impending ceasefire
Landmark agreement reached after US secretary of state helped resolve last minute glitch
Pakistan vows to hit back "imminently" against militants in South Waziristan, after an embarrassing attack on army HQ.
Three blasts rock the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding 61, police say.
Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has died while on holiday in Majorca, according to the Irish band's website.
|By KO HTWE|
|In a speech to veterans, Burma’s military strongman indicates that he has no intention of changing course on next year’s election, despite domestic and international criticism.|
|By KYI WAI|
| Mobile phones remain a luxury that few Burmese can afford; and for those that do have them, there is the constant frustration of poor reception. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| The United States admits its sanctions legislation to cut off profits to the Burmese junta from precious stones has so far been largely unsuccessful. |
|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.|
In what seems to be a sinister design, the Burmese military junta, while reinforcing its troops in Shan state for a massive offensive against ethnic ceasefire groups,... 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,...
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...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...
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...