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Afghan election posters in August 2009
Afghanistan is postponing its parliamentary election by four months until September, the election commission confirms.

'Bin Laden' lauds Christmas plot
An audio tape said to be by Osama Bin Laden says al-Qaeda was behind the Christmas plane bomb plot in the US.
Iran jet catches fire on landing
A plane carrying pilgrims in Iran catches fire and breaks up while landing at Mashhad, causing many injuries but no deaths.

US Burma Policy under Obama: One Year On

The Obama administration has taken a step in the right direction with its new Burma policy.

Burmese Media Denies Reports of Mutiny, Attacks BBC

The Burmese junta's official mouthpieces accuse the BBC Burmese Service of using reports of alleged mutiny to foment unrest within the military.

Karen Villagers Forced to Hide in Jungle

More than 1,000 Karen villagers from Nyaunlebin District in Pegu Division have been hiding in the jungle since they came under attack by Burmese troops last week.

Aid Still Not Reaching Many in Haiti

Nearly two weeks after a deadly earthquake, relief agencies are still struggling to provide aid to survivors in the Haitian capital.

Weekly Business Roundup (January 23, 2010)

Chinese companies have begun drawing up plans for a mini power grid along the Irrawaddy River in Burma—to transmit electricity north into southwest China.

Junta Puts More State-owned Properties up for Sale

Burma's ruling regime is continuing a recent wave of privatizations with the sale of 100 state-owned properties.

Final arguments heard in Burmese-American’s trial nyinyiaungs
The final arguments by all lawyers in the trial against Burmese-born American citizen, ...
USDA woos Muslims in Kachin state ahead of elections
usda-wide-confrence1sThe Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) is out to woo the Muslim community ...
Burma’s literary community in crisis
kolays(Interview) Mizzima reporter Kyaw Kha recently interviewed poet ...
Security concerns plague migrant workers

Jan 22, 2010 (DVB)–Burmese migrant workers are waiting with concern over the new National Verification Programme which will seek to register the millions of migrant workers currently in Thailand. - more

Burma journal attacks ‘criminal’ homosexuality

Jan 22, 2010 (DVB)–Homosexuality can cause mental illness and encourage sexual crimes, medical “experts” have warned in a front-page article in Burmese media today. - more

Burma praised for anti-trafficking progress

Jan 22, 2010 (DVB)–A senior UN official in Burma has congratulated the ruling junta on steps it has taken to tackle human trafficking, during a meeting yesterday of six Mekong states in Bagan. - more

Myanmar official: human traffickers under pressure
Human Rights Source > Associated Press Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:16
Cooperation among the countries of the Mekong River region is putting pressure on human traffickers, a top Myanmar official has said. The Myanma Ahlin daily reported Thursday that ...
ILO Renews Watchdog Pact with Burma
National Source > THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday, 21 January 2010 23:14
Burma's military government has renewed for a year an agreement allowing the UN to monitor complaints of forced labor, the state-controlled press reported Wednesday...
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