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Military Dictatorship

Musharraf defies Taliban threats to return for election

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has returned to Pakistan after more than four years in exile, defying a Taliban death threat and vowing to "save" the country at the risk of his life.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 1:03am

Libya seizes 100 tanks from pro-Gaddafi militia after car bombing

More than 100 tanks were seized from a militia loyal to Libya's ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi as authorities hunted the perpetrators of a double car bombing, the interior ministry said.

25 Aug 2012 - 8:28am

Myanmar: Asia's next growth story?

Just last month, I made my first visit to Myanmar, a place Rudyard Kipling referred to as "quite unlike any land you know about". While decades of isolation have helped this century-old observation hold true, on arrival I was struck by the vibrancy and a palpable sense of change in the air.

20 Aug 2012 - 8:33pm

Smart Money

Best resources for investing in Myanmar


16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A rare victory for environmentalists


7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Burma rediscovers its voice in global affairs

Burma has undergone serious political reform. The by-elections on April 1 saw the overwhelming victory of Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy. Political changes will make Burma more accessible for outsiders. Under such conditions, the country is likely to become more integrated into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the broader Asia-Pacific region.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Open for business

It is a blazing hot Saturday afternoon and the exhibition yard outside Yangon showing industrial products from Guangxi is deserted. The monsoon rain has yet to break and the heat is shimmering off the trucks, tractors and cement mixers.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

China Power offers to buy out Kachin loggers

A major Chinese power firm, which plans to build a US$3.6 billion hydroelectric dam in northern Myanmar, has voiced interest in buying all the logging firms in Kachin state to save a crucial forest from deforestation.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Rethink foreign policies as interests expand abroad

As mainland officials are stepping up efforts to secure the release of 29 Chinese road workers held hostage in Sudan for more than a week, state media and online blogs are bursting with calls by mainlanders for the central government to find ways to better protect Chinese nationals overseas, including suggestions that Beijing should consider deploying its armed forces abroad.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Myanmar moves ahead on liberalising its economy

Just as Myanmar's long-detained icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, began campaigning for a seat in parliament, the country's president Thein Sein made a state visit to Singapore. Accompanied by a high-level delegation, the visit concluded with an agreement for technical assistance and training in key areas including finance, investment law and trade facilitation.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am