Anti-Mubarak protesters hit back

Opponents of Egypt’s President Mubarak go on the offensive, pushing counter-demonstrators out of side streets around Cairo’s main square.


Will Likely Vice President Be Brave?

Tin Aung Myint Oo has received one of Burma’s highest medals for valor, but few expect him to have the courage to reveal the extent of his wealth.

Mixed Feelings Over Shan Vice-President

Many Shans welcomed news that one of their own has been elected vice-president, but others are less than happy with the fact that he represents the junta’s proxy party.

Two USDP Vice-Presidents Elected; Military Set to Chose Third

All hopes of at least one vice-presidency going to an opposition MP were dashed today, after the junta’s proxy party claims two and military appointees prepare to pick a third.

Suu Kyi to Meet Burmese Youths

Some 500 youths from across Burma who are involved in social and humanitarian work will meet Suu Kyi at her party’s second youth conference next week in Rangoon.

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USDP dominates presidential race

Pro-junta party candidates take all three vice-presidential positions, with Prime Minister Thein Sein rumoured to be heading for top spot



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Young blogger gets 12-year jail term

22-year-old has an additional decade tacked on to two-year sentence initially given following the April 2010 Rangoon bombings

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US vows pressure, defends dialogue

Top US official Kurt Campbell says it is too early to lift sanctions on Burma and claims Washington has never tried to ‘oversell’ engagement

Profiles of vice president nominees

u-thein-seinA meeting of both houses of Parliament on Tuesday submitted a list of vice president nominees …

Lawmaker to introduce amnesty motion for Burmese exiles

parliamentsThein Nyunt, a Lower House member of Parliament from Thingangyun Township in Rangoon Division, …

Most reporters leave Naypyidaw, return home

check-point-naypyidaw-sMost of the reporters who steamed into Naypyidaw to cover the opening of the National Parliament have …

New Zoo to open in Naypyidaw on Union Day

new-zoo-naypyidaw1sA new zoo, called Safari Garden, will open with jeep and bus tours and entertainment in Naypyidaw on …

Thein Sein and Sai Mauk Kham elected as vice presidents

opening-session-parliament-1sThein Sein and Sai Mauk Kham, two lawmakers of the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), …