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Turkish military on parade (file picture)
Turkey's president says tensions over an alleged coup plot will be resolved within the law, after meeting the armed forces chief.

Algeria's police chief shot dead
The chief of Algeria's national police force has been shot dead at police headquarters in the capital, Algiers, officials say.

Obama hosting live health summit
President Barack Obama is to face top Republicans in a live TV healthcare summit, to try to save his troubled plans for reform.


Judgment Day for Thaksin

Politically troubled Thailand faces “Judgment Day” on Friday when the country's Supreme Court rules on what to do with US $2.26 billion frozen in ousted PM Thaksin Shinawatra's family bank accounts.

US Chargé d'Affaires Meets NLD

US Chargé d'Affaires Larry Dinger meets with five members of the NLD's central executive committee in Rangoon.

Atrocities in Karen State “Systematic”: KWO

A new report by the Karen Women's Organization details human rights abuses committed by Junta troops in Karen State.

Bao Youxiang Meets Junta for BGF Talks

A Wa delegation led by UWSA leader Bao Youxiang has arrived in Tangyan to discuss the border guard issue with junta negotiator Lt-Gen Ye Myint.

In the Hands of Human Traffickers

A Burmese man works to buy the freedom of Burmese illegal migrants in the hands of human traffickers on the Malaysian-Thai border.

Than Shwe, the Progressive

Believe it or not, Than Shwe is the most progressive force in the
KWO’s report on horrifying abuse of women village chiefs
Horrifying abuses heaped on ethnic Karen women in Burma, who became ...
Burma-Bangla border safe haven for robbers
Plagued by an increasing number of robberies along the Burma-Bangladesh border, ...
ASEAN Head: Burma election is 'new beginning'
ASEAN’s Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan claimed today in an interview with the BBC ...
U Tin Oo and realpolitik

(Commentary) The National League for Democracy (NLD) party Vice-Chairman U Tin Oo has been freed from house arrest and has resumed his duties. But the...

Burma-India boost relations with naval parley

Burmese Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Nyan Tun’s five-day visit to India, is yet another ...
Burma on Friday to rule on Suu Kyi appeal

Feb 25, 2010 (AFP)–Burma's Supreme Court will rule on Friday on detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal against an 18-month extension to her house arrest, a court notice said. - more

ASEAN head hails ‘new beginning’ in Burma

Feb 25, 2010 (DVB)–Controversial elections in Burma planned for later this year have been heralded as “a new beginning” for the country by the head of the regional Southeast bloc. - more

Imprisoned NLD staff ‘must not be omitted’

Feb 25, 2010 (DVB)–Detained opposition party members who deserve to be in the party’s central committee must be included, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has announced. - more

Thai migrant permit deadline extended

Feb 25, 2010 (DVB)–The Thai government has extended to the end of March the deadline for Burmese migrant workers in the country to apply for temporary passports. - more

New flu strain spreading fast in Burma

Feb 24, 2010 (DVB)–A mosquito-borne virus with symptoms similar to dengue fever is spreading rapidly in Burma, according to doctors who asserted however that it has a low fatality rate. - more

Thailand urges Burma to search for migrant murderers

Feb 24, 2010 (DVB)–Thailand has requested assistance from Burma’s ruling junta in finding the murderers of nine Burmese migrants killed on Thai soil last month. - more

Thai police raids spark migrant permit surge

Feb 24, 2010 (DVB)–Raids by Thai police in a border town home to nearly 100,000 Burmese migrants have sparked a surge in the number of people applying for legal permits to live in Thailand. - more

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