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Wikileaks defends Iraq war leaksHooded Iraqi men are arrested by US troops in Baghdad (2004)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says the release of almost 400,000 classified Iraq war documents is an attempt to tell the truth about the war.

Relief Urgently Needed as Cyclone Giri Leaves Dozens Missing

Residents of Ramree Island say that many are in need of emergency assistance after Cyclone Giri hit the northern Arakan coast with strong winds and high waves on Friday.

Security Tight in Rangoon Amid Rumors of Protests

The Burmese authorities are keeping a close eye on monasteries and pagodas in downtown Rangoon after monks and activists reportedly declare plans to protest next month's election.

Weekly Business Roundup (October 23, 2010)

One of Thailand's largest construction companies is hoping to sign a major contract in the next week or two to develop a port on Burma’s southeast coast facing the Andaman Sea.

Cyclone Giri Strikes Burma

The eye of Cyclone Giri strikes Arakan, cutting phone links in the region.

No Forced Repatriation: Thai FM

Thailand's Foreign Minister said Burmese refugees will be repatriated voluntarily only if the political situation in their homeland is peaceful.

Ethnic Leaders to Call for 'Panglong-type' Conference
A group of ethnic leaders and politicians opposed to the Nov. 7 election will meet in Chin State on Sunday and call for a Panglong-like conference to seek national reconciliation.
Gender discrimination in authoritarian Burma
thin2-aung-s(Interview) With women’s rights on the decline in Burma, Mizzima reporter The The interviewed Thin Thin Aung ... Giri winds build in Arakan, ‘contact lost with residents’
giri-entersCyclone Giri hit the western coast of Burma near Kyaukphyu, Arakan State at 5 p.m. yesterday, ...
Voices from the electorate IV
m-mapThe following is the fourth in a series featuring opinions from a cross-section of Burmese society, ...
Ban report to UN downplays Burma abuses, ignores envoy
quintana-speaking-un-sUN chief Ban Ki-moon’s recent report to the General Assembly on the situation of human rights in ...
Western Burma battens down as Cyclone Giri lashes coast
giri-current-sWinds and driving rain from a strengthening Cyclone Giri are lashing Burma’s western coast as it was ...
Harvard economist speaks to complexities of change
Amartya-Sen_s(Analysis) In a quip-laden keynote address, Indian award-winning economist Amartya Sen recently put ...
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Struggling airline looks to elections

Flag carrier Myanmar Airways International hopes Burma's new government will encourage more tourists to visit Southeast Asian pariah
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Thai police raid Mae La camp

Police carry out drugs raid on Thailand's most populous refugee camp in what may be preparation for visit by Thai government official

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