US president joins leaders of Pacific Rim economies in meetings to discuss recovery from global financial crisis and promotion of free trade
During major speech in Tokyo, he says America is determined to partner with Asia to meet the global challenges of today
Leaders set aside differences to focus on cooperation on everything from war in Afghanistan to climate change
Huge amount of people facing food insecurity prompts UN organization to appeal to individuals for first time
Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be tried in a civilian court in New York, along with four co-defendants
US President Barack Obama welcomes a bigger international role for China and pledges greater cooperation with Asian countries.
The UK Ministry of Defence says it is investigating new allegations of abuse by its troops during the years they spent in Iraq.
Peru's President Alan Garcia quits a regional summit as his country accuses neighbour Chile of paying an officer for national secrets.
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
|The US president touches upon a number subjects that will be raised at the first US-Asean Summit on Sunday—including calls for democracy in Burma.|
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN|
| Despite promises to put human rights on the agenda during his trip to Asia, US President Obama is increasingly seen as soft on the issue. |
|By MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR|
| Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen steps up his rhetoric against the current Thai government as he comes under attack for harboring ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
| Lawyers for detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi file a new appeal against her 18-month house arrest sentence. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
|Burma and China are to planning to establish direct banking to improve cross-border trade.|
An international and a Burmese press freedom watchdogs on Friday condemned Burma’s military regime for a recent arrest of journalists and bloggers and reminded the international... The High Court today accepted the revision case application filed by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers. The lawyers filed an appeal case against the lower court’s verdict for...
The Burmese currency ‘Kyat’ touched a record high in seven years with the black market exchange rate prevailing below Kyat 1,000 against the US dollar..
| Monks boycott junta chief in Sri Lanka|
Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese monks living in Sri Lanka have said they will enact a boycott of religious services for the visiting Burmese junta chief in protest against mistreatment of monks in Burma. - more
| UN ‘considers’ Burmese rebels in India |
Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–A United Nations body is to finally ‘consider’ granting refugee status to 34 Burmese men appearing in an Indian court on charges of gun smuggling, 11 years after they were arrested. - more
| Activists urge halt to Burma tourism|
Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–The debate over whether tourists should travel to Burma or not has reignited in Britain as Burmese activists yesterday demonstrated at the World Travel Market Exhibition in London. - more
| Dhaka restarts India-Burma pipeline talks|
Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–The Bangladesh government has restarted tri-nation talks over a proposed 950-kilometer gas pipeline to run from western Burma to eastern India, through Bangladesh. - more