Pakistan tense as governor buried

Burial in Lahore, 5 Jan

Thousands of Pakistanis attend the state funeral of assassinated Punjab governor Salman Taseer amid heightened tensions in Lahore.

US Capitol building

Republicans taking over US House

Republicans take control of the US House of Representatives shortly, vowing battles over the size of government and how much it spends.

Anti-US cleric Sadr back in Iraq New

Anti-US Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has returned to Iraq after years of self-imposed exile in Iran, Iraqi officials say.

Market Traders at the Mercy of the Mayor

By KHIN OO THAR
Shopkeepers from Thirimingala Market say the mayor has accepted a bribe to relocate the market and let AsiaWorld take over the site.

Karen New Year Celebrated Across the World

By SAW YAN NAING
Karen people worldwide gather to mark New Year 2750.

Suu Kyi, SNLD Call for Ethnic Unity

By KO HTWE
Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and leaders of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy meet to discuss the unity of ethnic parties.

NLD Outlines Four Principles for Foreign Investment

By HTET AUNG
The National League for Democracy outlines four principles for foreign investment in the country and reaffirms its stand on the need to review existing economic sanctions.

Bangkok Airport Train Link Opens Check-In Services

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Travelers in Bangkok can now check in their luggage when boarding the city’s train-to-the-plane for flights on certain Thai airlines, with most carriers opting out of the service for now.

Indian Tea Tastes Different Due to Climate Change
By WASBIR HUSSAIN
Tea growers in northeastern India say climate change has hurt the country’s tea crop, leading not just to a drop in production but also subtly altering the flavor of their brew.

NLD Raises 20 Million Kyat for Social Projects
By SAI ZOM HSENG
A three-day fund-raising event by the National League for Democracy brings in more than US $23,500 to benefit the families Burma’s political prisoners and others in need.

Kachin Manau festival to be televised live in Myitkyina

kachin-manaw-frontThe annual Kachin Manau Festival marking the 63rd Kachin State Day will be broadcast live by …

Funeral services hit 10-year high: Kyaw Thu

kyaw-tu-sFuneral services at a local charity have hit a ten-year high, a spokesperson of the Free Funeral Service …

Volunteer support network for political prisoners launched

support-political-prisoner-sThe National League for Democracy (NLD) launched a network of over 300 volunteers in support of …

DKBA soldier takes hostage outside UNHCR office

sawthanmani-sA Democratic Karen Buddhist Association (DKBA) soldier armed with two hand grenades held a Thai …

 

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Arakanese rebels attack Burma army

Four Burmese troops killed in rare attack by Arakan Liberation Army, which warns that resistance efforts will step up in 2011

 

 

 

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Burma army expands in Kachin, Shan states

Additional military zones created by junta as concerns over clashes between border-based ethnic armies continue to mount

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Burma warns against foreign meddling

State media carries message from junta chief Than Shwe urging Burmese to guard against ‘aggressive countries’ seeking political control