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Supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (13/06)
Iran's President Ahmadinejad has been re-elected in a resounding victory, the government says, but his main rival brands the result "a charade".

North Korea says it will weaponise its stock of plutonium, after the UN imposes tougher sanctions on the secretive state.

The launch of space shuttle Endeavour is postponed hours before take-off due to a hydrogen leak, Nasa says.

Supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wave national flags and carry portraits of incumbent president during victory celebrations in Qom, 13 Jun 2009
Sat. 13 Jun 2009 1206 UTC

Ahmadinejad Wins Landslide Victory in Iran

Interior minister announces President Ahmadinejad won 62.6 percent of vote, beating out his top reformist rival Mir Hossein Mousavi, who received 33.75 percent of vote

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U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell (r) meets with with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Syrian presidential palace, in Damascus, 13 Jun 2009

US Envoy Says Syria Integral to Mideast Peace

George Mitchell made comments after talks with President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, 12 Jun 2009

Obama Says Iran's 'Robust' Election Debate Hopeful Sign for US-Iran Engagement Audio Clip Available

Administration officials say plans to engage Tehran will go forward regardless of who wins election

S. Korean soldier looks at image of N. Korean leader Kim Jong Il at unification observation post near border village of Panmunjom, in Paju, S. Korea, 13 Jun 2009

North Korea Responds to UN Sanctions with Threats

Pyongyang says it will weaponize all its plutonium

A member of the Pakistani bomb disposal squad uses a metal detector following a suicide bomb attack at the Jamia Naeemia madrassa, an Islamic seminary in Lahore, 12 June 2009

Anti-Taliban Islamic Scholar Among Those Killed in Pakistan Attacks Audio Clip Available

In Lahore, stunned students of Islamic scholar Safraz Naeemi gathered outside mosque after attack, grieving loss of their leader

Burmese and DKBA Troops Block Civilians Fleeing Conflict

Hundreds of villagers fleeing heavy fighting are hiding in the jungles of Karen State, as pro-regime troops try to stop them from reaching the Thai-Burmese border.

Suu Kyi appeal set for June 17

Burma’s High Court will convene next week to consider an appeal by lawyers of jailed Aung San Suu Kyi to reinstate two key defense witnesses.

Local People Key to Mangrove Forest Restoration

Environmentalists forge ties with villagers in the Irrawaddy delta in an effort to restore the mangrove forests.

Weekly Business Roundup (June 13, 2009)

The new Indian government says it expects to finally wrap up a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) soon—a move which is expected to put more pressure on Burma to open up its borders to trade.

Thailand promises equal education to all children

Chaiwut Bannawat, Thailand’s Deputy Education Minister on Friday said the government will introduce a new policy of providing equal educational opportunities to all children,...

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