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Karzai confirms Iran gave bags of cash

President Hamid Karzai. 25 Oct 2010

Afghanistan's President Karzai confirms his office received hundreds of thousands of euros from Iran, but insists it was a "transparent" process.

French depots 'clear of strikers'

Strikes end at three oil terminals and all of France's fuel depots are said to be cleared of protesters as the government's pension reforms are set to become law.

Cyclone Death Toll and Destruction Rises in Arakan State

The death toll and destruction in Arakan State following Cyclone Giri rises as the Burmese state-controlled media remains virtually silent on the disaster, while the UN offers relief help and the regime fails to reply.

14 Die, Hundreds Injured in Pipeline Fire

More than a dozen people die and nearly 100 are injured in a fire near an oil pipeline near a village in Pakoku Township in central Burma on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.
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 ...
Burmese polls and the role of ‘private’ publishers
journals-coversLocal and international media have Burma under a microscope as the 2010 general elections draw ...
Cyclone damage spurs calls for aid as 3,000 homes suffer
giri-entersCyclone Giri has carved a swathe of damage across dozens of townships in its path after it crossed ...
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, ...
Than Shwe ‘pinning hopes’ on UN thumbnail



Than Shwe ‘pinning hopes’ on UN

Analysts say junta chief's praise of UN's work in promoting economic and social justice is ironic given conditions inside Burma
Pro-junta parties to dominate Mandalay thumbnail


Pro-junta parties to dominate Mandalay

USDP and NUP will stand as the only competition to one another in 57 of the 104 constituencies in the 6.3 million-strong Mandalay division
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Death toll rises on cyclone-hit coast

Around 30 dead or missing in Arakan state as locals complain that international and domestic relief supplies have been slow to arrive

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