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President Barack Obama delivers much-anticipated message to Muslim world from auditorium at Cairo University campus, 04 Jun 2009
Thu. 04 Jun 2009 0906 UTC

Obama Addresses World's Muslims

President says after decades of frustration and distrust, it is time for candor, dialogue and a fresh start

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Lebanon Struggles for Stability on Eve of Elections

Country has struggled to regain the relative stability it enjoyed after the 1975-1990 civil war

US President Barack Obama walks down the red carpet with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 03 June 2009

Arab World Rolling Out Red Carpet to President Obama Audio Clip Available

Despite some misgivings, most Arabs, from Beirut to Riyadh to Cairo, are mulling over importance of US president's Mideast visit

Police stop journalists from reporting near Tiananmen gate opposite to Tiananmen square in Beijing, China, 04 June 2009

Security Tight on Tiananmen Square Crackdown Anniversary Audio Clip Available

Security forces barred reporters from entering the square Thursday and Chinese police were out in force to prevent any commemoration of the anniversary

These undated photo show American journalists Laura Ling, right, and Euna Lee (File)

US Journalists Face Trial in North Korea

Euna Lee and Laura Ling, of U.S. media outlet Current TV, were arrested while working on a story near the border between North Korea and China

Barack Obama delivers his Cairo speech
President Barack Obama calls for a new beginning in US relations with the Muslim world in a keynote speech in Egypt.

Chinese police ring Tiananmen Square to prevent people marking the 20th anniversary of the deadly suppression of protests.

Kill Bill and Kung Fu star David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room at the age of 72.

Keep up the Pressure, Urges Win Tin

The senior member of Aung San Suu Kyi’s pro-democracy party said that the international outcry over her trial has given the opposition “breathing space.”

Malaysian Islamic Opposition: No Truce with Gov't

An official of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, the country’s largest opposition group, says it’s ready to take over the leadership of the country “in the near future.”

Burmese Media Again Challenge Thailand’s Burma Policy

Burma’s state-run media has resumed its war of words with the government of neighboring Thailand over Bangkok’s Burma policy.

Suu Kyi Photo Campaign Launched

Activists pass out more than 3,000 photographs of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myingyan Township market and other cities.

Health Problems Increasing for Political Prisoners

Increasing numbers of Burma’s political prisoners are suffering ill health, according to their families and the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.

Wa Army Asked to Reconsider Border Guard Role

A Burmese general tells the United Wa State Army, the largest ethnic armed group, to reconsider its rejection of an instruction to serve as border guards under the junta.

Junta allows more FM Radios Stations

A domestic company, Zaykabar, is all set to launch a Frequency Modulated (FM) radio broadcast in Taungyi town, capital of Shan State in mid-June, a company official said.

U Thant’s vision of democracy unrealized in Burma: Ban

United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he would like to revisit military-ruled Burma and assist the country in the realization of former Burmese U.N. Secretary,...

Detained NLD leader likely to be shifted to another jail

Myo Khin, Chairman of Rangoon’s Yankin Township National League for Democracy party, serving a prison term in Bamo jail in upper Burma is likely to be transferred to another prison...

Brief gathering outside US Embassy in Rangoon

A small group of people gathered in front of the US Embassy in Rangoon on Thursday morning, an official of the Embassy said. Drake Weisert, Assistant Public Affairs Officer of...
US ‘will not impose solutions’ on Burma

June 4, 2009 (DVB)–The United States has said it will not impose its own measures to solve Burma’s problems but that the military government should “promote the exchange of information” and empower its own people. - more

Child protestors arrested outside US embassy

June 4, 2009 (DVB) –Burmese police have arrested four children and two adults outside the US Embassy in Rangoon who were protesting for the release of a family member detained by Burmese authorities. - more

Teenager recruited by Burmese army

June 4, 2009 (DVB)–A teenager who went missing after being arrested last year in Burma’s central Bago division has been recruited by the army, his family said. - more

Court accepts appeal for remaining Suu Kyi witnesses

June 4, 2009 (DVB)–Rangoon divisional court yesterday agreed to listen to an appeal from Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers to readmit three defence witnesses disqualified last week, thereby delaying the final verdict until next week. - more

Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to Burma’s U Thant

June 4, 2009 (DVB)–UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday paid tribute to former Burmese UN chief U Thant on the 100-year anniversary of his birth and lamented his unrealised vision for democracy in his home country. - more

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