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An injured woman lies in hospital in Farah, Afghanistan (5 May 2009)
The Red Cross says US strikes in western Afghanistan killed dozens of civilians, as President Karzai prepares to meet Barack Obama.

Nato military exercises begin in Georgia with 18 states taking part, amid angry condemnation from Russia.

A conservative US radio host says he will sue the UK after being placed on a list of people banned from entering Britain.

An armed Pakistani Taliban chats with residents outside a mosque in Buner district of the troubled Swat valley, 23 Apr 2009
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Obama to Meet Leaders of Pakistan, Afghanistan on Insurgency

US officials call the meetings an effort to get each side to work more closely together to fight extremist insurgents

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Richard Holbrooke, 18 Apr 2009

Holbrooke Makes Case for Increased US Aid to Pakistan Audio Clip Available

President Barack Obama's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan appeals to Congress to approve pending legislation to provide Pakistan with billions of dollars in military and non-military aid

WHO Assistant Director-General Keiji Fukuda (file photo)

Number of Swine Flu Cases Approaches 1,500 Worldwide Audio Clip Available

Latest figures Tuesday are an increase of more than 400 infections since day before

A poster on flu prevention is displayed at an isolation room for possible swine flu cases at a hospital in Manila, 04 May 2009

Mexico Moves Toward Normalcy as Swine Flu Subsides

But medical experts caution that flu still poses a threat

Fed. Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke prepares to testify before Congress, 05 May 2009

Bernanke Sees Economic Upturn Later This Year

Head of US Federal Reserve tells congressional committee recovery likely to be slow, unemployment to continue rising for a while

Crisis forcing Asia to Cut Reliance on Exports

Cutting Asia's reliance on exports for growth has taken on new urgency as the global economic crisis sends trade into a tailspin. But many economies in the region are unprepared for such a profound shift.

EU-Japan Calls for Progressive Changes in Burma

Leaders of the EU and Japan have called for an inclusive political process in Burma and the release of political prisoners at a summit in Prague.

Junta sets deadline for ceasefire groups to transform

The Burmese military junta has told ethnic ceasefire groups they have till September this year to transform their groups, an ethnic Wa rebel group told Mizzima.

EU-Japan call for inclusiveness in 2010 election

The European Union and Japan on Monday said Burma’s 2010 elections could be welcomed if it is based on an inclusive dialogue among all stakeholders in the country. Leaders of...
Lawyers accuse junta of war crimes

May 6, 2009 (DVB)–An exiled Burmese lawyers group recently ruled illegal by the Burmese government have said that the extent and severity of crimes committed by the junta warrant accusations of war crimes and genocide. - more

Ceasefire group rejects election request

May 6, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s largest ceasefire group has rejected requests from the government to reduce troop numbers and form a political party to contest the 2010 elections on the grounds that the junta will force them to disarm. - more

Burmese border officials foil weapons smuggler

May 5, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese authorities yesterday seized firearms and ammunition from a Thai national smuggled across the border from northern Thailand, said a source close to Burmese officials. - more

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