Nato backs Afghan exit strategy

Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Lisbon summit

Nato leaders agree with Afghan President Karzai to work towards transferring military command in Afghanistan to national forces by the end of 2014.

Troops put down Madagascar mutiny

Madagascan troops storm an army barracks and arrest an estimated 20 rebellious officers, ending a three-day mutiny, reports say.


‘We’re Simply Hopeless and Helpless Here’

The path to Myitsone Village is thickly covered with weeds. Most of the houses are abandoned. There’s no children, no noise, no music in this village, which used to be home to 62 families.

Mandalay Blast Adds to Fears for Suu Kyi’s Security

Supporters of Aung San Suu Kyi say that the latest explosion to hit Burma in the past week has heightened their concerns for the pro-democracy leader’s safety.

“If We Want Change, We Have to Make It Happen”

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to The Irrawaddy about her views on the military and her hopes for a new generation of activists.

Burma’s HIV/AIDS Patients Face Eviction after Suu Kyi’s Visit

Burmese authorities ordered more than 80 people at a shelter for patients with HIV and AIDS to leave after pro-democracy Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit.

Main Ethnic Parties Plan to Sit in New Parliament

Despite complaints of widespread irregularities in the Nov. 7 election, Burma’s largest ethnic parties say they won’t boycott the new Parliament when it’s formed next year.

Weekly Business Roundup (November 20, 2010)
Major Chinese state business Sinopec has found significant quantities of gas and oil in central Burma near Mandalay.

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Suu Kyi urges ‘practical’ US approach

Washington’s moves to engage with Burmese junta welcomed but approach should not be made with ‘rose-coloured glasses’ Transport link whets ASEAN’s appetite thumbnail

Transport link whets ASEAN’s appetite

Regional corridor linking lower Southeast Asian countries with China gets the nod as ASEAN looks to prosper from its burgeoning northern neighbour Monk rejects USDP liaison role thumbnail

Monk rejects USDP liaison role

Influential abbot approached by top junta ministers with requests to secure support for the USDP from victorious Karen party

38 DKBA splinter troops rejoin armed wing of KNU


About three dozen soldiers with weapons from a Democratic Karen Buddhist Army splinter brigade …


Junta evicts Aids patients after visit by Suu Kyi assks

Junta authorities have ordered Aids patients out of one of the National League for Democracy …

NDF expels deputy who called party to account ndf-press-10s

The National Democratic Force has voted to expel its deputy chairman Thein Nyunt …

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Shan troop units have withdrawn into the jungle after burning their camps in central Shan State …

USDP wins 77pc of seats, Xinhua, not the UEC, says Mg-aye-vote_tn

The Union Election Commission announced the final election results yesterday, with the Union …

Dialogue with The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi interview-with-suu3s

(Interview) Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was released from …