Honduran interim leader Roberto Micheletti says he is ready to sign a deal that could reinstate ousted President Manuel Zelaya
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke in Islamabad Friday to a group of tribal leaders from the troubled northwest region
US President Barack Obama has been reviewing strategy options for the war in Afghanistan, including a request for an additional 40,000 troops
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country is ready to work with West on UN plan for processing nuclear fuel but will never give up 'its nuclear rights'
Ali al-Marri sentenced for role in months surrounding 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington
EU leaders agree levels of funding to help other countries fight global warming, ahead of the Copenhagen climate summit.
Honduras' interim leader says he is ready to sign an accord that could see ousted President Manuel Zelaya return to power.
The internet regulator approves plans to allow non-Latin-script web addresses, in a move set to transform the online world.
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The founder of the Rangoon-based Free Funeral Services Society has defied an order to appear before a court to answer a charge that the organization is continuing to operate its clinic despite an official order to close.|
|By ANDY HALL|
|Whatever its flaws, the nationality verification policy of the Thai government for Burmese migrants has to be encouraged. It has started a meaningful debate.|
|By WAI MOE|
| Arakanese youths attacked a French INGO office in Arakan State in western Burma on Wednesday following a dispute between a male Rohingya and a female Arakanese nurse. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| The KNU and the DKBA have held their first high-level meeting since they split 15 years ago. |
|By LALIT K JHA|
| US Sen. Mitch McConnell calls for the NLD and ethnic groups to be included in the US-Burma talks. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|The new Canadian ambassador to Thailand wants to see an unambiguous Western policy on Burma leading up to the 2010 election.|
(Commentary) The Thai Government recently reiterated its policy to formalise the status of around two million migrants from Burma working here - nationality verification (NV)... The Rangoon Division, North Dagon Township City Development Committee (Municipal) has filed a case against the Free Funeral Service Association yesterday for using a building...
(Commentary) The Thai Government recently reiterated its policy to formalise the status of around two million migrants from Burma working here - nationality ver...Even as detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues with her fact-finding mission on the consequences of western sanctions, she is also observing the process of...
Two Nobel Peace Laureates, Jody Williams and Mairead Maguire, on Thursday reiterated their call for the immediate release of fellow Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi,...
| Arrests of Burmese journalists on the rise|
Oct 30, 2009 (DVB)–Around 20 journalists and entertainers have been arrested in the past month while many more have gone into hiding, a reporter at a Rangoon-based news journal said. - more
| Refugee swell sparks clinic funding crisis|
Oct 30, 2009 (DVB)–Increasing numbers of refugees crossing from Burma into Thailand have placed extra strain on a border clinic that treats thousands of Burmese each year, the director of the clinic said. - more
| Security threats in eastern Burma ‘increasing’|
Oct 30, 2009 (DVB)–The fallout from conflict in eastern Burma is likely to deteriorate in the coming year as greater militarization causes further unrest in the region, an aid agency said. - more
| Burmese satirists could face death sentence|
Oct 30, 2009 (DVB)–Comedians and performers who poke fun at Burma’s ruling junta could face the death sentence, an article written by Burmese police has warned. - more
| Japan ‘should protect’ Burmese Rohingya |
Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–The Japanese government’s lack of protection for Burmese Rohingya seeking asylum in Japan is sending the wrong message to the Burmese regime, human rights organisations have warned Tokyo. - more
| What lies beneath|
| China denounced by anti-pipeline protesters |
Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–Protesters yesterday expressed “grave concern” about China’s multi-billion dollar gas and oil pipeline project in Burma that they claim poses serious risks both to Burmese citizens and regional security. - more
| Torture used on ‘ordinary criminals’ in Burma |
Oct 29, 2009 (DVB)–Victims of state-sanctioned torture in Burma range from the elderly to teenage girls who lack any sort of institutional measures to tackle the problem, an investigation has found. - more
Thai authorities detain a group of would-be North Korean defectors.
The ruling junta is again rounding up critics and activists, but the reasons are unclear.