Welcome to this week’s Regional Round-up feature, where we bring you the top stories from the past week’s global news. This week, the spotlight is on Burma, the Philippines and Mali.

Burma: Opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has this week offered to Mediate peace talks between the Burmese government and ethnic minority groups.


Philippines: President Benigno Aquino visits Mindanao to meet with Muslim separatist rebel leaders and launch a new joint development programme, pushing the peace process toward a positive conclusion.


Mali: The atmosphere in Gao remains tense after two suicide bombings and a surprise attack by Islamist fighters over the past week.