Environmental activists descend on city to pressure world leaders to do more to combat climate change
Gilani says the military is now focusing on the nearby Orakzai tribal region
Russia's Lukoil and Norway's Statoil to develop Iraq's gigantic West Qurna Phase Two oil field
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Remarks were some of the strongest by an Obama administration official to date about increasing Iranian activity in region
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- Gates Predicts Stronger Sanctions on Iran, Unless Nuclear Policy Changes
- Gates Cites Arab-Kurd Progress in Iraq
- UN Envoy: Climate Change Talks Moving Forward
- N. Korean Assessment of US Visit Seen as Positive in S. Korea
- US: Top al-Qaida Leader Killed in Pakistan
- Gates Says US Air Force May Remain in Iraq Beyond 2011
- Britain Reviews Plans for 'Green Investment Bank'
- World Court Judges Adjourn to Consider Legality of Kosovo Independence
- US House Approves Historic Financial System Reforms
- Woods to Take Indefinite Hiatus From Golf
- Turkey Bans Pro-Kurdish Party
It would have been right to remove Saddam Hussein even without proof of weapons of mass destruction, says Tony Blair.
Philippines to lift martial law
Philippines President Gloria Arroyo is to lift martial law in a southern province where 57 people were killed in political violence.
Woods takes break from golf
US golfer Tiger Woods says he is taking an indefinite break from the sport, after publicly admitting his "infidelity" for the first time.
| British govt launches innovative Burma campaign|
Dec 11, 2009 (DVB)–The British government has teamed up with two prominent rights groups to highlight the story of Burma’s political prisoners in a bid to pressure the ruling junta as it prepares for elections next year. - more
| Two farmers handed 7-year sentence|
Dec 11, 2009 (DVB)–Two farmers involved in a land dispute in Burma which was taken up by the International Labour Organisation were yesterday given seven-year prison sentences. - more
| US citizen was ‘visiting cancer sick mother’|
Dec 11, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese-born US citizen standing trial in Burma on charges of fraud had flown to the country to visit his mother, who is sick with cancer, his wife wrote today in The Nation newspaper. - more
(Commentary) Of the multitude of flaws commonly leveled against the standing 2008 constitution, typically at or near the top of the list is the 25 percent of reserved seats...... (Analysis) With several United Nations special envoys failing to facilitate a process of democratic change in Burma, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon should now...
A Sydney-based campaign group on Thursday urged the Australian government to include the state-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) in its list of...
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will pay an official visit to military-ruled Burma during his tour of four Asian countries starting Monday, according to the Chinese Foreign...
The family of the Burmese-born American citizen, detained in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison, said they are worried about his health as it has been a week since he went......
Decades of exploitation by the rulers has led to Burma’s once assertive and independent judiciary system being reduced into an arm of the bureaucracy, resulting in lack of...