• AN-12 Freighter Carrying Land Mines For Bangladesh Crashes

    LOOKEAST REPORT | A Soviet–built propeller cargo airplane operated by a small Ukrainian airline crashed in northern Greece late Saturday with an 11.5–ton load of Serbian munitions destined for Bangladesh, according to officials and media accounts. All eight crew members for Meridian cargo airline were killed. The Antonov AN–12, a four–engine turboprop, was heading from Niš, Serbia, to Amman, Jordan, for a refueling stop, when it crashed about 40 kilometers west of the Kavala airport after the pilot radioed about problems with one of the engines, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24. Greek state TV ERT said the aircraft's signal was lost soon after the pilot requested an emergency landing. Amateur video footage uploaded on showed the aircraft in flames descending fast before hitting… …. 


  • Burma | Junta’s Long History Of Executing Its Enemies

    BERTIL LINTNER | THE hangings of National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmaker Ko Phyo Zeya Thaw, pro–democracy veteran Kyaw Min Yu, widely known as ‘Ko Jimmy’, Ko Hla Myo Aung and Ko Aung Thura Zaw have caused outrage around the world, and clearly show that it is a folly to believe that any kind of dialogue with the thugs in power in Naypyitaw is possible or would be the way forward. The Association of Southeast… ….