Korea tension high amid war drill

South Korean soldiers on Yeonpyeong island

Tensions remains high as the US and South Korea begin military exercises, five days after the North’s deadly shelling of a Southern island.

Meeting over Irish rescue scheme

EU finance ministers are to meet in Brussels to discuss the details of an 85bn-euro ($113bn; £72bn) rescue deal for the Irish Republic.

UN Official Meets Suu Kyi

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she hopes her meeting with a senior UN official today will be the first of many with the world body.

New Rules Restrict Free Speech in Burmese Parliament

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Freedom of speech for members of parliament in Burma will be restricted under laws that dictate the functioning of the newly elected government.

UN Official to Meet Suu Kyi

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A senior United Nations official arrives in Burma to meet with both government leaders and recently released pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Weekly Business Roundup (November 27, 2010)

By WILLIAM BOOT
Aung San Suu Kyi said she is “saddened” by India’s decision to develop trade links with the Burmese military junta and drop support for her opposition democratic party.

Video of Ex-Spy Chief Baffles Burma Watchers

By BA KAUNG
An Internet video of a meeting between Burma’s former spymaster Khin Nyunt and the country’s police chief raises questions about who leaked it, and why.

Aung San Suu Kyi meets Vijay Nambiar

dassk-vijay-sRecently released Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes Vijay Nambiar (left), …


 

New York Times misreads Aung San Suu Kyi: NLD

Dsskson-sThe New York Times misread party leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s views by reporting that she disagreed …

 

USDP ministers reach out to RNDP lawmakers-elect

Cyclone-Giri-sTwo national legislators-elect from the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party have sought …

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Meth soaring as UN expert urges regulation

Report finds regional seizures of methamphetamine pills have tripled since 2008 as UN health expert calls for legal regulation of drugs

 

 

 

Burma blocks Wa army-linked airline thumbnail

Burma blocks Wa army-linked airline

Aviation authorities refuse certificate for Yangon Airways in a likely attempt to pressure the UWSA over its border militia refusal

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HIV patients given temporary stay

Residence permit extended until 1 December after international media and support groups heap pressure on the Burmese junta