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International scientists say research in Cambodia shows the first signs of resistance to the world's best anti-malaria drug.

President Obama says he is confident Israel will back a two-state solution, in talks with the Palestinian leader.

Thousands of South Koreans throng Seoul for the funeral of former President Roh Moo-hyun, who killed himself last week.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates (File)
Fri. 29 May 2009 0805 UTC

Gates: No Need to Increase Troop Numbers in S. Korea After North's Threats

US defense secretary says he is not aware of any unusual troop movements in North Korea

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Thousands of supporters gather to pay homage to the late former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun during his funeral in Seoul, South Korea, 29 May 2009

Massive, Tearful South Korean Crowds Attend Former President's Funeral

Several thousand mourners paid their last respects to former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, six days after he leaped to his death while being investigated in a corruption probe

Presidents Barack Obama (r) and Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, 28 May 2009

Obama Confident of Progress on Mideast Peace

US president is challenging both Israel and Palestinians to work harder toward peace, after he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Jewish settlers wash cement off their feet after laying foundation of new building in West Bank outpost of Maoz Esther, 28 May 2009

Israel Rejects US Call for Total Settlement Freeze Audio Clip Available

Netanyahu government says Jewish settlements will continue despite US pressure


Iranian Media: 20 Killed in Blast at Sh'ite Mosque in Iran

Fars news agency says blast result of suicide attack at Shi'ite mosque in Zahedan near Pakistani border

Confusing Testimony, Conflicting Reports Emerge from Yettaw Trial

Why John William Yettaw visited Suu Kyi is clear—God told him to. However, questions about his route, the time frame and the role of security guards have not been answered.

Asean Parliamentarians Turn Heat on Burma

In a move reflecting growing anger towards Burma, parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia want the military-ruled country suspended from a 10-member regional bloc for the unjust treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Suu Kyi Lawyers Optimistic about Trial Outcome

Lawyers for Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed optimism about her case after the only witness allowed to testify for the defense addressed the court in her trial on charges of violating house arrest.

Is Yettaw a Triathlete?

Questions loom over whether the American intruder could really have swum across Inya Lake with a backpack containing 60 items.

Last Witness Speaks at Suu Kyi's Trial

The sole witness allowed for pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended her innocence Thursday, the last chance to speak before closing arguments Monday in a trial.

Suu Kyi Protester Arrested

A man in his early fifties has been arrested near Insein Prison for demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Yettaw's testimony throws a wrench into junta's plans

Yesterday’s state-run media, weary of potential implications, omitted some facts revealed during the court testimony on Wednesday of American John William Yettaw, who disclosed that,...

Thai senators call for Suu Kyi’s release

Thirty senators of Thailand on Thursday submitted a petition to the Burmese military junta urging that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi be released and the creation of a favourable ambience...

Chevron determined to retain investments in Burma

Chevron Corps has made it abundantly clear that it will not pull out of Burma but would retain its investments for compelling business reasons, and even if they do withdraw...

News updates on 9th day of Aung San Suu Kyi's trial

Despite the United Nations Security Council urging implementation of an all inclusive political dialogue including Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and other stake-holders and initiate reconciliation,...

PHOENIX entertainment journal suspended this week

Burma’s censor board suspended the publishing license of the ‘PHOENIX’, an entertainment journal for this week’s issue after it published some censored news. The censor board under,...

Burmese Army delegates in Kolkata

A Burmese Army delegation led by Brig Gen Tin Maung Ohn, Deputy Commander of the Northwest Military Command, arrived in Kolkata, West Bengal on Wednesday on a goodwill visit.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

What did Yettaw discuss with Bo Kyi?

In a testimony given in the special court hearing of the case in Insein prison yesterday, the American John William Yettaw who swam across the Innya Lake and sn...

Singapore says ASEAN expulsion will not change Burma

May 29, 2009 (AFP)–Expelling Burma from ASEAN isn't the way to bring about reform in the military-ruled nation even if it tarnishes the group's credibility, the Singapore government said yesterday. - more

Italy backs $5 million food aid package to Burma

May 29, 2009 (DVB)–The families of fishermen affected by Burma’s cyclone Nargis last year will be the recipients of a multi-million dollar food aid programme organized by the Italian government and the United Nations. - more

Watchdog slams Burma’s trial reporting

May 29, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese government’s media coverage of the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi has been one-sided, with gestures of openness toward media “inconsistent”, said a media watchdog yesterday. - more

Solo protestor arrested outside Insein

May 28, 2009 (DVB)–An elderly solo protestor demonstrating today outside of the prison courtroom where Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is on trial was arrested by plain-clothed security officials and taken away. - more

Burma rejects foreign 'interference' over Suu Kyi

May 28, 2009 (AFP)–Burma angrily rejected foreign "pressure and interference" over the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, denying that the trial was a political ploy to keep her locked up for elections in 2010. - more

India criticised for silence on Burma

May 28, 2009 (DVB)–The Indian government has been lambasted by celebrities and former senior ministers for failing to condemn Burma’s ruling junta, amidst international outcry over the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. - more

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