Officials say groups of gunmen stormed regional office of Federal Investigation Agency, two police training centers; many of dead appear to be police officers
In first visit to city since becoming president, Barack Obama will visit charter school, talk to students
Abdullah Abdullah says he is hopeful UN-backed investigation into ballot-stuffing will lead to runoff election
China saw its worst ethnic violence in decades, when riots erupted in Xinjiang's regional capital, Urumqi, in July
Pyongyang accuses South Korea of sending warships into its waters saying clash may result; Seoul says accusations have no truth whatsoever
At least 38 people are killed in the latest in a series of gun and bomb attacks on security facilities in Pakistan.
US banks Goldman Sachs and Citigroup report positive quarterly results, lifting hopes of an end to the global banking crisis.
A Microsoft official says new trading rules are needed for the movement of electronic data around the world.
|By SOE LWIN|
|After Cyclone Nargis destroyed their dreams of a secure future, many elderly Burmese struggle to survive without loved ones or incomes.|
|By AUNG ZAW|
|The example of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is also relevant in the debate over the award of this year’s prize to US President Barack Obama.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| The military junta arrests at least 30 monks across the country in the past two months, trying to discourage potential demonstrations. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| A group of Burmese pro-democracy activists has urged Japan’s new deputy foreign minister to increase pressure on Burmese regime to start a political dialogue. |
|By KO HTWE|
| Representatives of Burma’s opposition NLD meet with an EU delegation at the party’s headquarters in Rangoon to discuss election issues. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|The US effort to sanction gems sales from Burma are failing, says a US government watchdog agency.|
The North Okkalapa Police station is investigating the death of Kyawt Maung, allegedly beaten to death by police earlier this month. Police Station House Officer, Divisional Health Department... Prices of rice of the low and middle variety have been pushed up given the rising export demand. The Myanmar Rice Merchants Association said, the prices of rice in July......
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Analysis) In a rare gesture, the Burmese military junta last week granted detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi her request to meet diplomats from the...Nearly three months have elapsed yet only about 2,000 Burmese migrant workers have gone in for nationality verification from among an estimated one million in Thailand,...
The Myaingyingu abbot U Thuzana has implored to the two Karen factions, which are at each other’s throat to stop fighting and offered to mediate and bring about peace. Abbot...
The imprisoned poet, who famously ridiculed the junta Supremo Senior Gen. Than Shwe, calling him ‘power crazy’ has been awarded the Hellman/Hammet prize by...
Burmese pro-democracy activists on Wednesday met Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister in Tokyo and urged the Japanese government to pressurize Burma’s military rulers to...