US President Barack Obama holds talks with new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama aimed at improving ties with the longtime ally
Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing outside Camp Phoenix
Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be tried in a civilian court in New York, along with four co-defendants
First attack targeted the regional headquarters of Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI - Inter-Services Intelligence
Clinton spoke in advance of joining President Barack Obama in Singapore for multi-lateral meetings that could include US interaction with Burmese leaders
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other key suspects will be sent to New York for trial, officials say.
US President Barack Obama and Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama agree in Tokyo on the need to renew their alliance.
The eurozone economy has emerged from recession after growing between July and September, figures show.
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Aung San Suu Kyi has proposed to meet with Snr-Gen Than Shwe for direct talks on how to remove sanctions against Burma, according to sources close to NLD.|
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| The sanctions would be the most suitable issue to start any high-level talks in Burma. |
— Nyan Win, the NLD spokesperson
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| Military and civilian casualties from landmine explosions are increasing in Burma, the only country where landmine use has been widespread, consistently, for a decade. |
|By ZARNI MANN|
| Human Rights Watch says India should do more to promote democracy in Burma, despite its concerns about China’s growing influence in the Southeast Asian country. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
| Burma's junta leader has arrived in Sri Lanka for a four-day state visit aimed at enhancing bilateral relations. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Thirty-four Burmese political exiles detained for 11 years in a jail in Kolkata have finally been allowed to present defense testimony before a court in the Indian city.|
(Commentary) After 1993, the then prevailing situation forced officers to attend the National Defence College (NDC) to be promoted to top echelon posts – defined as those above... Representatives of the Burmese government in exile, the National Coalition Government of Union of Burma (NCGUB) on Thursday said his organization is witness to the freedom struggle...
Editorial, Opinion and Analysis
(Commentary) After 1993, the then prevailing situation forced officers to attend the National Defence College (NDC) to be promoted to top echelon posts – defi...The New York based Human Rights Watch has urged the Indian government to change its current policy towards Burma before its elections in 2010. Brad Adams, Executive Director of......
Amidst wide ranging speculation and applause over the new US-junta engagement, a group of activists, essentially known as a pro-junta student group, has lambasted the United States...
The United States has urged ASEAN nations to convince Burma to hold transparent general elections as US President Barack Obama leaves on his debut presidential Asia tour...
In order to achieve peace and stability in India’s North Eastern region, India must reverse its ‘Look East’ policy, and stand firm in its support towards democratic reforms in neighbouring......
| 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
| Karen refugees told to leave Thai camps|
Nov 12, 2009 (DVB)–Refugees who fled to Thailand in June after fighting broke out in eastern Burma’s Karen state have been told by Thai authorities to leave the makeshift camps they had been living in. - more
| Burma’s problems are regional, says Clinton|
Nov 12, 2009 (DVB)–If Burma’s internal problems are left unaddressed then they will impact further on the stability of neighbouring countries, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said yesterday. - more
| Thousands celebrate Burmese National Day |
Nov 12, 2009 (DVB)–Aung San Suu Kyi yesterday passed on a message of thanks to thousands of Burmese citizens who took part in celebrations to mark the country’s 89th National Day. - more
| Suu Kyi to release ‘procedure for the nation’|
Nov 12, 2009 (DVB)–Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is soon to release a statement reportedly offering constructive guidelines for a better future in Burma, her party spokesperson said. - more
| Clinton prods ASEAN over Burma polls|
Nov 12, 2009 (DVB)–Southeast Asian countries have an important role to play in urging the Burmese junta to hold free and fair elections next year, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said yesterday. - more