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Pakistani volunteers carry suicide car bomb victim to hospital in Peshawar, 10 Nov 2009
Tue. 10 Nov 2009 1211 UTC

Bomb Rocks Northwestern Pakistan

Police say at least 24 people killed, including children, in Charsada, near Peshawar

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US President Barack Obama

Obama to Visit Families of Fort Hood Shooting Victims

US president to lead memorial service for 13 people killed during shooting rampage last week

President Obama, speaking at the White House, 6 Nov 2009

Obama to Address Human Rights on Debut Trip to Asia

US president denies accusations his administration is not doing enough to push China on tough issues

Undated photo released by South Korea Navy patrol boats,(same type  involved in naval clash with North Korean ship) engage in exercise in the West Sea, 10 Nov 2009

North Korea Demands Apology After Naval Clash with South

Pyongyang is demanding apology while Seoul warns North not to engage in any more provocative behavior

Man walks along beach as wind from Tropical Storm Ida blows on coast near Gulf Shores, Alabama, 10 Nov 2009

Tropical Storm Ida Hits US Gulf Coast

National Hurricane Center says storm came ashore early Tuesday at Daughin Island in southern state of Alabama

South Korean naval patrol boats (archive picture)
A South Korean warship has exchanged fire with a North Korean naval vessel, reports from both countries say.

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor tells his war crimes trial he was duped by Nigeria into being arrested there in 2006.

Analysts predict that first week sales of computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will break current records.

The Facts Remain the Same

Washington has decided to take a new approach to dealing with Burma’s oppressive rulers, but for the country’s people, nothing has changed.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Bilateral business interests could save the Burmese regime from a military showdown with Bangladesh.

Suu Kyi’s Release?

Observers wonder what lies behind Min Lwin’s announcement that detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released soon.

Obama to Seek Suu Kyi’s Release

A senior US diplomat says President Obama will push for the NLD leader’s release at the US-Asean summit in Singapore this weekend.

Environmental Group Wants Transportation Project Blocked

The Arakan Rivers Network calls for India to stop a river-highway transportation project intended to increase trade between India and Burma.

No plan for Obama to Meet with Burmese PM: US

No bilateral meeting between US President Barack Obama and Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein is scheduled for the US-Asean Summit on Sunday in Singapore.

Rights groups want UNSC to protect children in Burma

Rights groups have demanded that the United Nations Security Council Working Group closely monitor the progress of work on eliminating violations against children and the use of...

More journals available online

There is a plethora of Burmese weekly journals online these days. Some of the weekly journals online now are Zaykwet (Market), Rangoon Times, Weekly Eleven,...

India-Burma bi-annual military meet in Manipur

The 38th India-Burma bi-annual liaison meeting is currently being held in Leimakhong in Manipur, with Major General S S Pawar, Chief of Staff 3 corps leading the Indian delegation and......

USDA to hold nationwide conference

The Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA), the pro-junta social organization will hold a nationwide conference starting November 23 at its head office in Dekhina Thiri town...

Hearing of Naw Ohn Hla's case on

The case against four women, including Naw Ohn Hla was heard yesterday by the Rangoon East District court, where the prosecutor's made their submission. The four accused...

Ceremonial transformation of NDAK to BGF

The 'New Democratic Army – Kachin' (NDAK) was ceremonially transformed into the 'Border Guard Force' (BGF) under the wings of the Burmese Army on Sunday. The ceremony held...
Suu Kyi release met with skepticism

Nov 10, 2009 (DVB)–Comments made by a Burmese government official that detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi could soon be released have been greeted with skepticism by party members. - more

India lays waste to Burma’s untouched rivers

JJ Kim

Nov 10, 2009 (DVB)–A new transport system connecting North East India with the sea via western Burma will damage the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians and one of the world’s few remaining untouched rivers. - more

US won’t let ‘the Burmese tail wag the ASEAN dog’

Nov 10, 2009 (DVB)–US president Barrack Obama will this week look to rekindle relations with Southeast Asian countries that his administration says have been thwarted by a lack of interaction with Burma. - more

Fresh charge for US detainee in Burma

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–A new charge of possessing foreign currency has been leveled at the Burmese-born United States’ citizen currently standing trial in Burma, his lawyer said. - more

Is ASEAN guilty of ‘selective interference’?

Francis Wade

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–With the ASEAN chief last week wading into the Thailand-Cambodia diplomatic spat, it would appear that the bloc’s policy of non-interference has been swapped for ‘selective interference’. - more

Japanese aid dependent on Suu Kyi’s release

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–Japan is willing to provide more humanitarian aid to Burma but only on condition that detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is released, Tokyo said on Saturday. - more

Man dies during police interrogation

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–A man accused of stealing a vacuum flask has died after being beaten by police during interrogation in central Burma, according to locals. - more

Military intelligence official kidnapped

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–Armed men in Burma’s northeastern Shan state have kidnapped an official from the government’s Military Affairs Security unit, locals said last week. - more

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