Pakistan is lifting a curfew in the Swat valley to allow residents to escape intense fighting between the army and Taleban militants.
A court in Iran will hear an appeal from jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi on Sunday, two days earlier than expected.
A gas pipeline explodes in the Russian capital, Moscow, sending flames high into the air and setting fire to a nearby building.
Military officials say 55 militants killed in what is described as effort to eliminate militants from region
WHO says confirmed cases worldwide now more than 3,000; new cases in Argentina, Panama, Australia, Japan, first death in Costa Rica
Officials still trying to determine how many civilians among dead, but say there are indications that Taliban fighters tried to encourage civilian deaths by forcing villagers into battle zone
Arabs look forward to US president's visit, hope for better ties with US
Hundreds have been abducted in oil-producing Niger Delta since 2006
|By WAI MOE|
|The Burmese regime detains Aung San Suu Kyi’s doctor, and she receives treatment for dehydration and low blood pressure, following the arrest of an American who secretly entered her house on Sunday night.|
|By JULIA ZAPPEI|
|A top Islamic terror suspect who escaped from a high-security jail in Singapore last year has been arrested in Malaysia, an official said Friday, ending a massive manhunt for the man accused of plotting to crash a hijacked plane into Singapore.|
|By WAI MOE|
|Average citizens question the truth of the Burmese regime’s account of a US citizen who was arrested swimming away from Aung San Suu Kyi’s compound. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Dagon Taya, a writer known for his novels, poems, short stories and social commentary, created an enduring body of literature based on his philosophy of art for the people’s sake. |
|By WAI MOE|
|In their longstanding game of political poker with the Burmese junta, the ethnic leaders should think long and hard before they put their cards on the table. |
|By THALIF DEEN|
|The UN Security Council, which has remained virtually paralyzed on Palestine because of strong Western support for Israel, is considered equally ineffective on Burma because of Chinese and Russian backing for the military junta.|
Burma’s detained opposition leader and Noble Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is in need of medical attention but her family doctor, Dr. Tin Myo Win, has been detained by the... Health Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), China, Japan and South Korea on Friday agreed to cooperate in fighting swine flu and will propose to WHO to...