Gaddafi renews attack on rebelsRebels near Ras Lanuf

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi launch fresh air strikes on rebel-held Ras Lanuf, as they try to retake the oil-rich town.

Burmese Women Celebs Urge Struggle to Close Gender Gap

By KO HTWE
To mark International Women’s Day, female leaders in Burma speak out on the need for further efforts to achieve equality between men and women.

Sponsors Step In to Help Political Prisoners

By MIN NAING THU
Some 500 new sponsors have stepped in to assist political prisoners affiliated with the NLD under an initiative promoted by Aung San Suu Kyi.

Wary of Jasmine Fever, Junta to Expand Spying

By WAI MOE
With the “Jasmine Revolution” beginning to spread from the Arab world to China, the Burmese military regime is planning to increase intelligence efforts to suppress similar mass movements.

“Nowhere to be Home”

By MA SU MON
From a new compilation of testimonies told by survivors of Burma’s military regime, Ma Su Mon, a former Rangoon university student, tells her story.

A Historic Opportunity Unveiled

By KANYA D’ALMEIDA
Women continue to struggle, far below the level of their male counterparts, in every single aspect of human society.
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China Challenges US Predominance in Asia-Pacific
By MATTHEW PENNINGTON
China’s military has been on a spending spree at a time that the debt-ridden US government is looking to cut defense costs.

Parliamentary Debates to Be Concluded Before April
By THE IRRAWADDY
All ongoing parliamentary sessions are to be concluded by the end of this month in Burma.

‘Four Cuts’ Forcing Shan Villagers from Homes
By KO HTWE
The Burmese army is once again using its infamous “four-cuts” strategy in Shan State and the number of internally displaced people is rising by the day.

The ILO and forced labour in Burma

dassk-meets-guy-ryder-s(Interview) Last month, the United Nations and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Burma met …


In the past four years, 65,000 Burmese refugees have resettled

Mae-La-refugee-camp2sCountries around the world are continuing to offer new homes to Burmese refugees, most of whom are …


Women In Burma Need International Support

Zoya-Phan-Burma-Campaign-UK-s (Commentary) – An outside observer of Burmese politics might assume women in Burma have made …


KIA soldier arrested by Burmese Military Affairs Security Unit

kio-soldiers-sA soldier in Battalion 3 of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has been detained by a Burmese …


Dancing for Burma in London

dancing-for-burma-in-london-ssTwo hundred Londoners were dancing for Burma around historic Trafalgar Square on Sunday, …


Parliament to discuss prisoners’ release, right to form associations

khin-maung-sweThe Burmese Parliament will begin motions and questions on Wednesday, with the completion of …


Dozens injured in township office collapse

The collapse of an old two-storey building that housed the Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) in Thanatpin Township …

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Burmese angry at ‘KNLA enclave’

Thai official claims that closure of Myawaddy-Mae Sot border crossing stems from Burmese perception that its neighbour hosts Karen troops

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Civilians to dominate scrutiny body

Military absent from new committee tasked with scrutinising decisions made by parliament, although USDP dominance remains