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Catherine Ashton, 19 November in Brussels
The new EU foreign affairs chief rejects criticism of her lack of experience, saying she is the "the best person for the job".

Police clash with angry football fans outside the Algerian embassy in Cairo, amid tensions over Egypt's World Cup exit.

Automatic captions for YouTube videos are to roll out across its channels, says parent company Google.

One of the best steps that they (Burmese generals) could take to show that they are willing to open up their system is to release political prisoners.
— Ian Kelly, spokesman for US State Department

UN Passes Resolutions on Burma Human Rights

Expressing deep concern over the human rights situations in Burma, the UN General Assembly's Third Committee adopts tough resolutions.

Children’s Rights Celebrated in Naypyidaw

The Burmese junta celebrates the Universal Convention on Children’s Rights, in a move that surprised many observers.

US Calls for Dialogue between Suu Kyi and Junta

The US calls for a dialogue between the Burmese junta and Suu Kyi that will lead to her release from house arrest.

Myint Swe: The Tatmadaw’s Next Top Dog?

Lt-Gen Myint Swe is being widely tipped to succeed Than Shwe as the Burmese army's next commander in chief.

Handcuffed Statue Has the Experts Talking

A handcuffed statue of a revered woman who exists only in Burma’s spirit world is at the center of debate and speculation among even the country’s intellectual elite.

Obama leaves Asia empty-handed but raises hopes

(Analysis) The United States President, Barack Obama’s has left Asia empty-handed on all the key issues facing the White House. There was little movement on the intractable...

Spirit of Panglong in Kolkata Court

(Commentary) For the lawyers practicing at the city sessions court in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal Thursday, November 12th, 2009 was just another busy day. They passed by......

Three year tax holiday for Burmese soccer players, coaches and clubs

Burma’s Ministry of Finance and Revenue has exempted players, coaches and clubs of the Myanmar National League (MNL), the first ever professional soccer league of the country,...
Burma to open private schools and hospitals

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Private schools and hospitals abolished under the former Ne Win regime in Burma are to reopen in an attempt to generate more revenue in the country and improve the struggling sectors. - more

An ASEAN database state?

Joseph Allchin

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Plans for a regional Southeast Asian immigration database are to be tabled in Manila next week, but questions are already being asked as to how it will accommodate ‘rogue’ states like Burma. - more

Special UN committee condemns Burma

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–A special committee of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday received a sharp rebuke from the Burmese government after passing a resolution condemning its human rights record. - more

Jailed cameraman wins top media award

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Two Burmese cameramen who filmed an acclaimed documentary on the aftermath of Burma’s cyclone Nargis have received a top media award, although it is revealed that one of them is now in prison. - more

Burmese migrants to remit half of salaries

Nov 20, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese nationals working abroad have been instructed by the ruling junta to send up to 50 percent of their salary home in remittances, via a state-owned bank. - more

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