Sunday's near-simultaneous blasts were aimed at a provincial government building and the Ministry of Justice
Palestinian officials express outrage over the incident, saying Israeli police actions were a provocation to all Muslims
Protests are prompted by allegations that Western troops burned a copy of the Muslim holy book, the Koran
Collision took place in Al-Ayat area of Giza, health ministry says another 39 others injured
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay calls again for an investigation
UN's nuclear inspectors are visiting a previously secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran, Iranian officials say.
Hundreds of people in Somalia are forced to watch Islamist militants executing two people accused of spying.
|By WAI MOE|
|Chinese Premier Raises Burma Border Stability at Asean Summit Wen Jiabao discusses peace along the Sino-Burmese border, while pledging development aid to Burma at the Asean-China Summit.|
|By WAI MOE AND SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
| Hints that Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest could be relaxed if she “maintains a good attitude” follow meetings between Burma’s prime minister and his Asean Summit counterparts. |
|By WAI MOE|
| Burma’s ruling military junta will soon announce an electoral law for next year’s planned election, according to the country’s prime minister. |
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
| Tensions between two neighboring members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have made the grouping’s latest summit uncharacteristically edgy. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Andrew Heyn, the new British ambassador to Burma, met with Aung San Suu Kyi recently to discuss the issue of Western sanctions on the military-ruled country.|
| Activists rejected from ASEAN summit|
Oct 23, 2009 (DVB)–Five activists from various Southeast Asian countries chosen to represent civil society groups today at a regional summit in Thailand have been rejected, one of the delegates said. - more
| UN expert slams Burma impunity|
Oct 23, 2009 (DVB)–Widespread government impunity in Burma has allowed the country’s “alarming” human rights situation to continue unabated, the United Nations special rapporteur for Burma said yesterday. - more
| Mobile phones allowed in Burma’s secretive capital|
Oct 23, 2009 (DVB)–The use of mobile phones in Burma’s jungle capital of Naypyidaw has been permitted by government authorities for the first time since it opened in 2005. - more
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) will expand its operations in Burma, christening three new drilling wells off the gulf of Martaban, according to an informed... Leaders of Southeast Asian nations on Friday inaugurated a new regional human rights body as they kicked off the meeting at the 15th ASEAN summit in Hua Hin,...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
General Than Shwe wants to acquire nuclear arms because of the United States attack on Iraq. He reckons that if only Iraq possessed nuclear arms in addition to ...
A special court in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison on Friday heard two prosecution witnesses in the trial of Burmese born American Kyaw Zaw Lwin (a.k.a) Nyi Nyi Aung. Kyi Win,......
Member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have rejected a proposed meeting with five civil society representatives, including a Burmese delegate,...