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Pakistani soldiers take up position outside a besieged mosque in Pakistan's garrison city Rawalpindi, 04 Dec 2009

Gunmen Attack Rawalpindi Mosque in Pakistan

Police reported gunfire and at least one explosion at the mosque soon after prayers on Friday morning

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (file photo)

Clinton Encouraged By Allied Response to Afghan Buildup

Clinton is in Brussels for meetings Friday with foreign ministers of NATO and other contributors the military force in Afghanistan

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi smiles following meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell (not pictured) 4 Nov 2009
Photo: AFP

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi smiles following meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell (not pictured) 4 Nov 2009

Burmese High Court to Hear Aung San Suu Kyi's Appeal

High court scheduled to hear Nobel Peace laureate's appeal December 21

British soldiers with the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force
Nato's top official says 25 countries will send at least 7,000 extra troops to support the US surge in Afghanistan.

Pakistan mosque attack near army HQ 'kills 32'
At least 32 people are killed and dozens injured in an attack at a mosque in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi.

UN body to study climate e-mail row
The head of the world's top climate change body says claims that UK scientists manipulated data should be investigated.


Goodbye, Gambari, and Good Luck

The years that Ibrahim Gambari served as the UN special envoy to Burma were memorable, but the part he played during this period was not.

Than Shwe Confounds His Peers

Burma's senior general ignores political concerns and instead enthuses about the country's 'booming' economy at a recent meeting in Naypyidaw.

EBO Funds to Target Migrants and IDPs

The Euro-Burma Office will strengthen its focus on Burmese migrant workers and internal displaced persons in conflict areas.

In Policy Change, EU Ministers May Meet Burma's PM

Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein will probably meet with some EU ministers during a UN climate conference in Copenhagen next week, signaling a potential shift in its policy towards Burma.

Indonesian Journalists Plan to Screen Banned Film

A banned movie depicting the murder of five Australian journalists in the 1975 invasion of East Timor will be shown by journalists in Jakarta.

Burmese Respond to News of Gambari's Departure

Opposition leaders await the appointment of a new UN special envoy to Burma to replace Ibrahim Gambari, who has been named a special representative to work on the Darfur issue.
Tatmadaw Founder Calls on Soldiers to Work for People's Sake
Former Brig-Gen Kyaw Zaw, a founding member Burma's armed forces, calls on the country's military to work for the sake of the people.

Rangoon shops lose customers due to license order

Teashops, restaurants and beauty parlours in Rangoon have started removing television sets from their shops as the Video Association has ordered that those using TV in the shops...

Burma’s High Court to hear Suu Kyi’s appeal request

Burma’s High court on Friday agreed to hear the appeal request against the sentencing of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on December 21, her lawyer said. Nyan Win, one...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s colonial-era home under repair

Repair work began in detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s colonial-era home on Thursday after six construction workers were allowed entry into...

The Day I Qualified (feature)

Every child loves their family. But what are the consequences of a child being neglected by their parents or siblings or both within the family? If a child has their..
EU to begin political dialogue with Burma

Dec 4, 2009 (AFP)–The European Union will begin "sustained political dialogue" with Burma following the thawing of relations between the junta-led nation and the US, the regional bloc's ambassador said Thursday. - more

Indian rebels admit to Burmese hideouts

Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Members of the banned Indian separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Assam, have alleged that they hold strategic bases across the border in Burmese territory. - more

Court agrees to hear Suu Kyi appeal

Dec 4, 2009 (AFP)–Military-ruled Burma's supreme court has agreed to hear an appeal against the extended house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an official said Friday. - more

Imprisoned foreign fishermen lacking food

Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Nearly 130 men on board foreign fishing boats who were captured and detained in Rangoon’s Insein prison last month are lacking food and basic amenities, sources close to prison inmates said. - more

Maligned UN envoy to Burma reassigned

Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–The United Nations envoy to Burma, Ibrahim Gambari, has been assigned head of the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, following criticism of his former posting. - more

Detained cyclone aid workers released

Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Seventeen cyclone relief workers and journalists associated with a Burmese aid organization who were arrested in October have been released from a Rangoon interrogation centre, their families said. - more

Burmese junta 'spies' could face execution

Dec 4, 2009 (DVB)–Three men who allegedly leaked information on Burma’s secret tunnel project appeared in a Rangoon court yesterday on charges of espionage, which could be punishable by death. - more

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