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Iraq 'not ready' for US pull-out

Iraq's top army officer says US pull-out plans are premature, as Washington says troops are on target to end combat operations by the end of the month.

Villagers evacuated through floodwaters near Muzaffargarh, Punjab province, on 11 August 2010Pakistani president in flood zone

Pakistan's President Zardari has visited a flood relief camp, his spokesman says, in his first tour of areas hit by the country's worst ever humanitarian crisis since it began two weeks ago.
  • Iran stoning woman 'confesses'

    Iranian television broadcasts what it says is a confession by Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who is under threat of being stoned to death.

Burma Designates Constituencies for “Parliament”

Election Commission has designated constituencies for the national and regional parliaments, state media announces, while political parties face myriad legal restrictions.

Mekong Dams Could Destabilize Region

Uncoordinated decision-making and unilateral initiatives not only threaten the Mekong River area environment and livelihoods, but could affect security in Southeast Asia.

Asian Shares Slide on Signs of Slowing Growth

Asian markets tumbled Thursday as investors dumped riskier assets like stocks amid growing evidence the world economic recovery is stumbling.

'Sandwich Reporting' Keeps the Censors Guessing

A new term, "Sandwich Reporting," has crept into the vocabulary of Burmese journalists looking for ways to bypass the government censors.

Democratic Party Complains of Intimidation

Burma's opposition Democratic Party has written to the Election Commission complaining of official intimidation after the EC passed the list of its members to the police Special Branch.
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Talking about my generation

On the 10th International Day of Youth DVB reflects on a generation with the constraint of coming of age under the SPDC and trying to live with hope in the lonely wilderness of military rule Na Kham Mwe: “we will pay with our lives” thumbnail

Na Kham Mwe: “we will pay with our lives”

On Karen Martyrs day, 60 years since Saw Ba U Gyi was martyred, DVB caught up with the leading dissenting voice against the Burmese military government’s Border Guard Force (BGF), DKBA commander Na Kham Mwe.
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Election Commission ‘designates’ constituencies

Government mouth-piece announces that the Election Commission has designated constituencies for this year's elections, as the bumpy road to the elections moves slowly forward Special Branch harass party members on UEC tip-off
Democracy Party chairman Thu WeiBurmese junta intelligence staff have called at the homes of Democracy Party members uninvited and ...
Row at ethnic Karen party over ‘sacking’ of chairman
senate_in_naypyidaw1ss1Fire officials suspect a blaze that broke out in municipal staff housing blocks in Insein Township, Rangoon, ...Arson suspected in blaze at municipal staff homes
fire-in-ygnsFire officials suspect a blaze that broke out in municipal staff housing blocks in Insein Township, Rangoon, ...
Fresh DKBA troops reject junta Border Guard Force
Chit-HtooA wave of officers and soldiers from battalions of the junta-allied Democratic Karen Buddhist Army ...

Canada urged to support UN inquiry into crimes in Burma

12 August 2010: Canada is under pressure from domestic and international rights groups to add its voice to ongoing international calls for possible institution of a UN Commission of Inquiry into alleged international crimes committed by the ruling military regime of Burma.

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