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King Abdullah of Jordan sacks his government and appoints a new PM charged with carrying out reform, as protests continue.
|By WAI MOE|
|At 78 and 73 respectively, Than Shwe and Maung Aye continue in the military tradition of defying retirement.|
|By KYAW ZWA MOE|
|Kyaw Zwa Moe wrote an article speculating who would be the president of Burma in the future. The article, which was published in the Nov. issue of Irrawaddy Magazine in 2006, is republished here.|
|By SAI ZOM HSENG|
|Breakaway Brigade 5 of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army attacks the Burmese military’s “Three Mountain” outpost in Karen State in an attempt to limit support for junta troops stationed in Myawaddy.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|While the UNHCR waits to interview more than 150 detained Rohingyas in southern Thailand, another boatload containing 35 Rohingyas lands in Phuket.|
|By SIMON ROUGHNEEN and LALIT K. JHA|
|While international media headlines focused on the “historic” opening of parliament in Burma, international diplomatic reaction has been somewhat muted.|
|By VIOLET CHO|
|An attempted suicide by a Rohingya refugee highlights the plight of ethnic Rohingya from Burma who are being indefinitely detained by the Australian government.|
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|U Gawsita shared his thoughts on the ongoing anti-government protests in Egypt against the Mubarak regime, and looks back at why the 2007 uprising in Burma failed.|
The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) secured the speaker and deputy speaker posts in all 14 …
Five parliamentary representatives including current Prime Minister Thein Sein and retired Lieutenant …
The last day of five-day football competition at the headquarters of the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) …
The Zawtika natural gas project, a joint venture by the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and …
Millions on the streets in Egypt as Burmese opposition icon, who is no stranger to dictatorial rule, tells demonstrators ‘we’re all with you’
Russian subsidiary TNK-BP had also expressed interest in operations in Cuba and Kurdistan before board vetoed the proposal