Sweden probes ‘terrorist’ attack

Car on fire after the first explosion

Two explosions in a busy shopping area of Sweden’s capital Stockholm are being investigated as a terrorist attack, officials say.

Three killed in Bangladesh unrest

At least three people are killed and dozens injured as Bangladeshi police clash with garment workers demonstrating for better pay.

Burma not nuclear, says Abhisit

Bangkok Post

Burma. He said about 300 North Koreans were working at the site, although the US cable noted this was improbably high, The Guardian newspaper in Britain

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US Cables Reveal Concern About Burma Nukes, N Korea Ties

By WAI MOE
Diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Rangoon show concern over alleged nuclear-related activities in Burma and growing wariness of the country’s ties with Pyongyang.

US Sought Gambari’s Dismissal in Late 2008: Wikileaks

By BA KAUNG
A leaked US diplomatic cable expressed dissatisfaction with Ibrahim Gambari’s performance as the UN envoy to Burma and urged efforts to have him removed from the post.
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Jailed Chinese Dissident Honored at Nobel Ceremony

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
With a large portrait of a smiling Liu Xiaobo hanging front and center, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee crossed the dais and gently placed the peace prize diploma and medal on an empty chair.

Leaked Cables Reveal China’s Impatience with Junta

By THE IRRAWADDY
US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks show that Beijing is “fed up” with Burma’s ruling regime, but remains doubtful about the country’s democratic prospects.

Suu Kyi Meets Senior US Official

By SAI ZOM HSENG
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets with a senior US official to discuss sanctions and the new US policy of engagement with the ruling regime.

NLD Leadership ‘Sclerotic’: US Embassy
By BA KAUNG
A US diplomatic cable published by Wikileaks gives a scathing assessment of the senior leadership of Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy.

Asian Shares Fall amid China Rate Hike Worries
By ALEX KENNEDY
Asian stock markets mostly fall amid caution over possible interest rate hikes in China.

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Top US official rued ‘ineffective’ sanctions

Former head of US embassy in Rangoon said in a 2008 cable that sanctions were not comprehensive, and suggested lifting visa ban on generals

 

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US wary of ‘sclerotic’ opposition leaders

Former head of US embassy in Rangoon takes a parting shot at elder members of the National League for Democracy

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N Korea-Burma nuke fears grow

Leaked cables reveal growing fears that North Korea is aiding Burma in the development of a nuclear weapons programme.

NLD hears political inmates’ relatives on UN rights day

prisoner-presents-flower-sNational League for Democracy members met relatives of political prisoners at party …

Ethnic armed group proposes Chin national flag design

CNF-FLAG-sThe Chin National Front, an armed ethnic group, has conducted a worldwide census of Chin …

Aid bloc broadcasts plea over Burmese refugees in Thailand

maetao-clinic-aid-1ssOn the heels of the largest influx of Burmese refugees to Thailand in a decade, assistance organisations …

Cables add to talk of Burma, North Korea nuclear amity

wikileaks-logosA secret cable from American diplomats in Burma reveals Australian ambassador to …

State enterprises incur losses five years running: WikiLeaks

wikileaks-logosBurma’s state-owned enterprises incurred massive losses in at least five successive years, according …