Deadly incident came hours after Pakistan officials said military fighter jets bombed militant outposts in a lawless northwestern tribal belt
Secretary of state tells BBC Hamid Karzai has been 'very helpful on many fronts' but US expects more from him
Victims of the recent earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra are getting help from their neighbors to the north, survivors of the 2004 tsunami
Serzh Sarksyan said Monday he had accepted an invitation by his Turkish counterpart to watch Turkey play Armenia in the second leg of their World Cup qualifier
Secretary of State Clinton's comment follows Pakistan army raid to free hostages held by militants
At least 41 people are killed in a bombing in north-west Pakistan, in the latest in a string of attacks by militants.
Six people are sentenced to death in China over the riots in Xinjiang in July, Chinese state media report.
American Elinor Ostrom becomes the first woman to win the Nobel prize for economics since it began in 1968.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| This [Nobel Peace] award—and the call to action that comes with it—does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. |
— President Barack Obama
|By KO HTWE|
|Seven hours and 25 minutes. That’s how long the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD executive committee have met together in the past six years.|
|Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the Burmese junta to help end sanctions. Will the generals do the same?|
|By HTET AUNG|
|The main issues now are how far is the Burmese junta willing to go in order to have economic sanctions lifted, and how quickly?|
|By LAWI WENG|
| Bangladesh’s foreign minister dismisses the naval movements as routine, but analysts say both countries are gearing for war in the Bay of Bengal. |
|By WAI MOE|
| India’s military chief seeks greater military-to-military cooperation with the Burmese junta during a three-day visit. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
| Security forces raided an Islamic school in insurgency-plagued southern Thailand, detaining 60 students and religious teachers for questioning. |
|By GUIDO GOULART|
|East Timor's government faced a no-confidence vote over the release at Indonesia's request of an alleged militia leader accused of war crimes in the slayings of women, children and priests in a church a decade ago.|
Bangladesh will hold talks with Burma on the long-standing maritime boundary dispute of its territorial waters in Colombo on Thursday, which has threatened its rights... (Editorial) The meeting between Aung San Suu Kyi and junta’s Liaison Minister Aung Kyi throw up hopes of a dialogue between the junta and the opposition for political...
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(Editorial) The meeting between Aung San Suu Kyi and junta’s Liaison Minister Aung Kyi throw up hopes of a dialogue between the junta and the opposition for p...When two explosions rocked the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army compound in the middle of the night, destroying a bulldozer and excavator, the Karen National Liberation Army’s...