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  • Mizos call for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi

    Scores of Mizo and Burmese activists on Thursday held a sit-in protest in Aizawl, capital of India’s northeastern state of Mizoram, calling for the release of detained,......
  • Yettaw surfaces at Aung San Suu Kyis birthday celebration in Chiangmai (english version)

    Yettaw surfaces at Aung San Suu Kyis birthday celebration in Chiangmai (english version) ...
  • Police Chief says Suu Kyi tardy in contacting authorities

    Burma’s Chief of Police, Khin Yi, on Thursday accused opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for having not adequately informed police of the details of the first visit by American John William.......
  • Authorities hold rare press briefing

    New Delhi (mizzima) - Burmese authorities are today holding a rare press briefing for journalists and diplomats concerning the case of John William Yettaw, an American currently standing trial for sneaking into pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s ho...
  • Police patrol Rangoon, security tightened near Insein prison

    There is heightened security in Rangoon with at least 30 army trucks with uniformed riot police personnel, patrolling the city on Wednesday. The army trucks are each carrying at least 20 policemen and are patrolling various townships of Rangoon, eyewitnes...
  • Palpable tension between junta and ethnic armed groups

    The Burmese Army has significantly increased its military presence in northern and eastern Burma, where ethnic ceasefire armed groups are based, following their widespread rejection of the junta...
  • High Court hears Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers' arguments

    Burma’s High Court on Wednesday heard defense arguments for allowing two more witnesses in the controversial trial against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but did not make......
  • Thai government urged not to repatriate Karen refugees

    The government of Thailand has been urged by Asian lawmakers and activists not to repatriate Karen refugees, who recently fled to Thailand in the wake of fighting along,......
  • The People's Iran

    (Commentary) Among the many e-messages coming from Iran in recent days, I found one from a woman especially moving: "...this is the most authentic, grassroots and beautiful movement,... ...
  • Suu Kyi’s trial internal affair of Burma: Russia

    While urging the regime to conduct a fair trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the issue is an internal affair and does not warrant the attention of the UN Security Council....
  • MWJA office in-charge commits suicide

    The office in-charge of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association (MWJA), Myint Lwin, committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping off the three-storey office building,......
  • Suspect DPRK frigate continues southerly course

    A North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit weapons and possibly en route to Burma was plying the waters off Shanghai on Tuesday morning, as regional military officials and......
  • Burma lingering on the cusp of "failed state" status

    Warning that the global recession could lead to more failed states, the 2009 Failed States Index lists Burma as in critical danger of state collapse due, primarily, to the misuse of......
  • Thai authorities urge refugees to return: aid workers

    Authorities in Thailand are allegedly encouraging ethnic Karen refugees recently arrived in the wake of fresh fighting in eastern Burma to return to their homes, according to,......
  • Suu Kyi thanks supporters for birthday wishes

    Burma’s opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has thanked the thousands of people both at home and abroad who wished her a ‘Happy 64th Birthday’,......
  • Activists call on India to release jailed ‘Freedom Fighters’

    Twenty-one Burmese activists were briefly detained by Bangladesh police on Monday for holding a demonstration in front of the Indian Embassy in Dhaka demanding the immediate,.....
  • Army enlists youths as porters in Mandalay

    At least 50 youths hailing from central Burma’s Mandalay division were forcibly enlisted on June 1 by the Burmese Army to work as porters to carry military material such as rations and equipment,  local villagers said....
  • Burmese activists join SAARC conference

    Two New Delhi-based Burmese pro-democracy activists are participating in a five-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference, which began on Sunday,......
  • North Korean vessel exposes Pyongyang-Naypyitaw axis

    As the United States continues to track a North Korean frigate off the coast of China, analysts are calling for closer inspection of the vessel in order to confirm suspected military to......
  • U.N. envoy en route to Rangoon ahead of boss's visit

    United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is scheduled to arrive in Burma later this week to pave the way for the proposed visit of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in,......

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