A gunman at the army base killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a shooting rampage on Thursday
Council calls on Hamid Karzai to imrpove security, promote good governance and fight corruption
President says new figures are a reminder of challenges that remain
Deadline Thursday for setting up national unity government passed without agreement by rival parties
Main event will be a long line of oversize dominoes running in part right across front of Brandenburg Gate to nearby Reichstag
UK PM Gordon Brown tells a G20 summit there should be a new contract with the world's banks to make them more responsible.
President Barack Obama praises the "valour" of those who responded to the deadly attacks at a US army base in Texas.
British doctors call for human tissue to be routinely kept for genetic testing when young people die without explanation.
|By ALEX ELLGEE|
|A potential humanitarian disaster looms as Bangladesh steps up its efforts to push Rohingya refugees back into Burma before construction of a fence to keep them out is completed.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama says Washington’s growing interest in Burma will greatly benefit the entire Mekong region. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| More foreign companies, including a French engineering specialist, have been hired to begin the multibillion dollar development of Burma’s Shwe offshore gas field. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| Snr-Gen Than Shwe said Burma must industrialize in order to develop, according to The New Light of Myanmar. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Burmese dissidents in Japan stage a series of demonstrations against the regime to mark the arrival of the Burmese prime minister for a summit.|
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
Burmese journalists have welcomed the junta for allowing them to cover the meeting between two US diplomats and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with... (Editorial) The administration of US President Barack Obama has followed up its announced policy of engagement with Burma’s military regime by sending a high level delegation into...
A new charge was added to the existing ones against Burmese born American, Kyaw Zaw Lwin (alias) Nyi Nyi Aung by a district court in Rangoon on Friday, his attorney...
Dialogue between the Burmese military regime, opposition parties and ethnic leaders was the need of the hour for political reforms in Burma, Scot Marciel, US Deputy Assistant Secretary,...
| Riot police deployed in lieu of 2010 elections|
Nov 7, 2009 (DVB)–Scores of police from central Burma have been transferred to Rangoon and Mandalay in an alleged attempt to contain possible protests before elections next year. - more
| Imprisoned female activist ‘too weak to speak’|
Nov 6, 2009 (DVB)–The health of a female activist serving a five-year prison sentence in central Burma is rapidly deteriorating, according to family members who visited her last week. - more
| 500 migrant workers sue Thai employers|
Nov 6, 2009 (DVB)–Hundreds of Burmese migrant workers in a Thai border town have filed a lawsuit against their employers for allegedly failing to pay salaries, a migrant organisation said. - more
| Suu Kyi rejects meeting with party|
Nov 6, 2009 (DVB)–Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday rejected a meeting with members of her party on the grounds that the party’s detained vice-chairman would not be present, state media said. - more