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Haitians receive foreign aid in Port-au-Prince, 20 March
UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges donors at a major fundraising conference to help build a "better future" for quake-ravaged Haiti.
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Suicide attacks in Russia's Caucasus region kill 12 people, as the nation remains on alert after bombings on Moscow's Metro.
Iranian scientist 'defects to US'
An Iranian nuclear scientist who has been missing since June has defected to the United States, a media report there says.

It is political brinkmanship on the part of the NLD. Should they [NLD] succeed and people boycott the poll, it could fundamentally change the political landscape of Myanmar. But if they fail – if voters ignore the boycott and vote for other parties – then it could spell the end of the NLD as a political party.
—Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International's researcher on Burma

Hypocrisy Replaces Hope after the NLD Decision

There's no shortage of hypocrites when Burma's the subject, and recent events have given them ample room on the world stage.

Dam Work Continues on Eve of Mekong Conference

Chinese construction and electricity companies begin work on hydroelectric dams in Burma and Cambodia on the eve of a regional conference to discuss trans-boundary water resources management.

600 Karen Refugees Return to Burma

About 600 Karen refugees returned from Thailand to Burma, despite what has been described as the “very unstable” situation there.

Burma's Press Censored on NLD Decision

The Burmese regime's censorship board is forcing newspapers and other media to publish the official line on the NLD decision not to contest the election.

Jailed Burmese MPs Remembered at Bangkok Conference

The Inter-Parliamentary Union calls for free and fair elections in Burma and urges Asean member-states to take a strong stand in support of democracy in Burma.

NUP Vows to 'Serve the People'

Since registering for the election on Monday, the pro-junta National Unity Party has vowed it will “serve the people” if elected.
Mixed response from India over NLD’s decision
Indian parliamentarians have applauded the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) ...Fresh crackdown likely, Win Tin warns
wintin-nld-party1sNational League for Democracy (NLD) Central Executive Committee (CEC) member U Win Tin has warned ...Security heightened for Mekong Summit
The Thai government is set to impose the Internal Security Act (ISA) during ...
200 left homeless after storm ravishes refugee camp
Ban-Don-Yang1sFifty-seven houses were destroyed and 200 people made homeless in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma ...
Japan ‘to freeze aid’ unless Suu Kyi walks thumbnail

Japan ‘to freeze aid’ unless Suu Kyi walks

Foreign minister reasserts threats that continued aid to Burma is dependent on the release of the detained pro-democracy leader

Democratic Party registers for elections thumbnail

Democratic Party registers for elections

'Third force' party becomes the fourth group to register for polls this year despite concerns about funding for parliamentary candidates US policy ‘risks legitimising’ Burma elections thumbnail

US policy ‘risks legitimising’ Burma elections

Influential think tank warns that new US engagement with Burma could be manipulated by the junta to favour controversial elections this year

‘Frankenstein’s’ state?

One spectre threatens to over shadow the junta's experiment with 'democracy' and in turn the country; a spectre that threatens to dominate the nation and define power within for years to come.

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