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A South Korean meteorological official briefs reporters showing seismic waves from the site of North Korea's nuclear test at his office in Seoul, 25 May 2009
Mon. 25 May 2009 1105 UTC

S. Korea Says North's Nuclear Test 'A Serious Threat to Peace'

South Korea says it will work together with the United States, Japan, China and Russia to seek a response at the United Nations Security Council

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World Condemns North Korea Nuclear Test

China joins other countries to criticize its communist neighbor and ally's actions, calls on N. Korea to avoid increasing tensions


North Korea Defies International Warnings With Nuclear Test

Obama calls test 'matter of grave concern' needing action by international community


Israel's Ultra-Nationalist Party to Propose Loyalty Oath

Proposed bill mainly targets the country's Arab citizens, who are perceived as disloyal by some Jewish Israelis

Vehicles are burnt in Jalandhar, India by protestors against the attacks on Sikh religious leaders at a temple in Austria's capital, 24 May 2009

Riots Break Out in India Over Sikh Temple Shooting in Austria

Government troops are also called in an attempt to quell rioting over the death of a Sikh preacher in Austria

Riots break out across the Indian state of Punjab after a Sikh guru is killed by a rival group in a temple in Austria.

Around 200 Somali pirates reportedly renounce piracy at a meeting in north Somalia, after pressure from local leaders.

Suu Kyi Lawyer Questions Gov’t Witnesses

Four government witnesses are cross-examined by Aung San Suu Kyi’s defense lawyer on the second day of her trial in Insein Prison in Rangoon.

NLD and 88 Generation Student Group Members Pray for Suu Kyi

More than 20 members of Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy and the 88 Generation Student group prayed at a pagoda in Mandalay Division for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Ethnic Leaders Condemn Suu Kyi Trial

The trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is roundly condemned by Burma’s ethnic political leaders.

Could Than Shwe be one of the ‘Plotters’?

The head of Burma’s military regime may have unwittingly contributed to any supposed “plot” to increase international pressure.

Burma Rejects Asean Statement on Suu Kyi’s Trial

Burma has "strongly rejected" a statement by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations condemning the trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Asia, EU Talks Focus on N Korea Nuclear Test, Burma

North Korea's announcement of a second nuclear test and Burma's trial of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi seized the attention of foreign ministers from Asia and Europe meeting Monday in Hanoi.

A military exercise of the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S). SSA-S armed group fighting for self-determination,......Burmese refugees in Umpien Mai refugee camp pray for Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Prayer for the Leader

Burmese refugees in Umpien Mai refugee camp pray for Aung San Suu Kyi ...

Lightning protest movement should be started: CPB

The Communist Party of Burma (CPB) has issued a statement saying a lightning protest movement against the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi should be conducted not only in front...

Time to grasp reconciliation talk

(Editorial) Whether the trial against Aung San Suu Kyi is the product of a plan hatched by the military regime or not, the likely loser of this possible turning point...

Burma and Bangladesh agree to boost ties

To prevent border conflicts the Bangladesh Foreign Minister Ms Dipu Moni has proposed regular meetings between the border security forces of the two countries during her four-day trip to Burma...

Protests in Thai-Burmese border town for Aung San Suu Kyi

Thai security officials on Sunday took pictures and kept a watched on participants of a peaceful demonstration in protest of the charges against Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

UN Security Council voiced concern over Suu Kyi’s trial

United Nations Security Council on Friday expressed concern over the political impacts in relation to the charges and trial against Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi...

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...

Detained Burmese migrants stage hunger strike

May 25, 2009 (DVB)–Around 600 Burmese migrants being held in poor conditions in a Malaysian detention centre staged a hunger strike last week in protest against their denial of access to United Nations refugee officials. - more

Burma 'necessitates' foreign intervention

May 25, 2009 (DVB)–The political and humanitarian crisis in Burma has reached a point whereby it is affecting neighbouring countries and therefore justifies foreign interference, said the head of a pan-Asian coalition group on Burma. - more

Burma lashes out at Thailand’s ‘interference’

May 25, 2009 (DVB)–Burma has accused Thailand, the current Association of Southeast Asian Nations' chair and one of its key allies, of meddling in Burma’s internal affairs after expressing “grave concern” over Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial. - more

China and Russia veto ‘denies’ Burma progress

May 25, 2009 (DVB)–China and Russia’s power of veto in the United Nations Security Council has impeded pressure on progress towards democracy in Burma, said an exiled government official reacting to a UN statement on Burma last week. - more

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