gypt moves to reassure allies

Egyptian troops guard Egyptian museum on Tahrir Square - 12 February photo

The Egyptian military has said it will respect all international treaties, including its accord with Israel, after Hosni Mubarak’s resignation.

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Documentary Highlights Plight of Imprisoned Burmese Comedian

By YENI
A British filmmaker releases a documentary that tells the story of Zarganar, Burma’s best-known comedian, who is serving a 35-year prison sentence for criticizing the military regime while delivering aid to the victims of Cyclone Nargis.
INTERVIEW

Speaking to the ‘People’s Loudspeaker’

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN
Documentary filmmaker Rex Bloomstein speaks to The Irrawaddy about his encounter with imprisoned Burmese comedian Zarganar.

Than Shwe Warns Against Disrupting ‘Democracy’

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The leader of Burma’s junta warned against any “disruption” of the country’s new military-dominated government, urging people Saturday to protect what he called the country’s nascent “democracy system” a day after a Cabinet was approved.
NEWS ANALYSIS

NLD in Disarray

By ASIA SENTINEL
Suu Kyi’s party is shifting reluctantly and, some say belatedly, to take account of local and foreign political realities.

Than Shwe Blamed for Monk Killings: Wikileaks

By WAI MOE
Two leaked cables that US Chargé d’Affaires Shari Villarosa sent to Washington in 2007 and 2008 accuse Than Shwe of personally ordering troops to crack down on Buddhist monks, and refusing to allow the army to respond to the Cyclone Nargis disaster.

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‘Truckloads’ of prisoners leave Insein

Five large trucks seen transporting prisoners away from Insein; eye-witness claims they are being taken for portering in Karen state

 

 

 

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Election body delays lawsuit hearings

Conflicting schedules for MPs causes UEC to postpone hearings of complaints lodged by aggrieved election hopefuls

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Than Shwe ‘ordered shooting of monks’

Leaked cable claims Burma junta chief sanctioned shooting of monks ‘if necessary’ during September 2007 uprising, despite resistance from Shwe Mann