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Pakistani soldiers in Swat Valley (file photo)
Pakistani forces clash with the Taliban after entering the main city in the militant-controlled Swat Valley, the army says.

South Korea is in deep shock at the apparent suicide of former president Roh Moo-hyun, who was beset by bribery claims.

The UN secretary general will press Sri Lanka for unrestricted access to civilians caught up in recent fighting.

The coffin of former President Roh Moo-hyun is carried to Roh's hometown from Yangsan hospital in Yangsan, south of Seoul, 23 May 2009
Sat. 23 May 2009 0705 UTC

Former South Korean President Roh Dead In Apparent Suicide

Roh, facing corruption investigation, falls to death from mountain cliff

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signs visitors' book next to Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama at Colombo airport, 23 May 2009

UN Chief Tours Sri Lankan War Zone, Displacement Camp

Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon visits families and open-air clinic in crowded Manik Farm camp, near Vavuniya

UN Security Council, (file photo)

UN Security Council Urges Burma to Release All Political Prisoners

UN Security Council votes unanimously on 'pointed' statement calling especially for release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Newly arrived people displaced from fighting in Swat Valley queue for registration in Jalozai camp on outskirts of Peshawar, 15 May 2009

UN Issues Urgent Appeal for Pakistan Refugee Aid

Request for $454 million would assist Pakistanis displaced by fighting between army troops, Taliban militants in Swat Valley

Scene in Peshawar, Pakistan after bombinh, 22 May 2009

Bomb Explodes at Busy Pakistani Market

Explosion in northwestern city of Peshawar killed at least six people and wounded more than 70 others

Books, letter to be used in case against Suu Kyi

Several items left by an uninvited American visitor, including a book on the Mormon faith and a letter, could be used to convict and imprison Aung San Suu Kyi.

UN Security Council Issues a Statement on Suu Kyi

Blocked by two countries that supported Burma, the UN Security Council expresses its support for Aung San Suu Kyi through a council statement.

Burma Court Accepts Case Against Suu Kyi

The court trying Burma’s pro-democracy leader agreed to accept the charge she violated the terms of her house arrest. The decision should allow her trial to proceed to a verdict that could see her jailed for up to five years.

Suu Kyi to Receive Gandhi Award

Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been named the recipient of this year’s Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation.

Burmese Army on Internal Alert

Commanders in the Tatmadaw have been told to keep a close watch on their soldiers as news from Suu Kyi’s trial buzzes around the barracks.

Harvard report calls on UNSC to investigate Burma

A Harvard Law School human rights group said they have found evidence of human rights violations committed by Burma’s military rulers and have called on the UN Security Council to...

News updates on 5th day of Aung San Suu Kyi's trial

John William Yettaw, an American citizen, visited the residence of Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi just weeks before she was about to complet six years of house arrest....

Ban Ki-moon must ensure Suu Kyi's freedom: Analysts

If UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon is to visit military-ruled Burma in the near future, the release of Burmese pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi should be mandatory, a Burmese...

Two arrested with fake Burmese currency

Two persons were arrested by the police in Tachileik for being in possession of Kyat 1,000 denomination counterfeit currency notes. The police arrested Sai Khun Nwan and Sai San Shwe...

UWSA turns down junta’s ‘Border Guard” proposal

The United Wa State Army, one of Burma’s strongest ethnic armed rebel groups, which had a ceasefire agreement with the ruling junta, has said they will not reform their army,...

Junta denies framing case against Suu Kyi

Burma's Foreign Minister, Nyan Win, has denied allegations that the regime has framed its case against Aung San Suu Kyi, arguing instead that it was the synchronized foul play of...

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