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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attends meeting at presidency in Tehran, 22 Jun 2009
Tue. 23 Jun 2009 0606 UTC

Iran Will Not Annul Election Results

Guardian Council says there were no major polling irregularities but Interior ministry will publish results of box-by-box vote count

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President Barack Obama

Obama Administration Defends Stance on Iran Election Crisis Audio Clip Available

President Barack Obama criticized for not being forceful enough on issue

The White House (file photo)

Obama to Hold News Conference to Push Legislative Agenda

Health care reform, political unrest in Iran likely be major topics

District of Columbia Fire and Emergency workers at site of  rush-hour collision between two Metro transit trains in northeast Washington, D.C., 22 Jun 2009

Washington, DC Mayor Says 7 Killed in Metro Train Crash Audio Clip Available Video clip available

Mayor Adrian Fenty says authorities are still treating scene as rescue operation that will go on all day, and that officials will have an update later

Vice President Joe Biden

US Reaffirms Backing for Georgian Territorial Integrity Audio Clip Available

White House says Vice President Joe Biden will visit Georgia next month after President Barack Obama's summit visit to Moscow

Police in Tehran
Iran's legislative body, the Guardian Council, says there were no major polling irregularities in the election and rejects calls for an annulment.

Seven people are confirmed killed and more than 70 injured as two rush-hour subway trains collide in Washington DC.

Boeing delays the maiden flight of its new Dreamliner 787 aircraft, the latest postponement to befall the project.


Asia’s ‘Axis of Evil’ Flexes Its Muscles

Burma’s burning ambition to acquire modern missile technology and to upgrade its conventional weapons is no longer a secret, and if left unchecked, could pose a destabilizing threat to regional stability.

Suu Kyi Says Thanks for Birthday Wishes

The Burmese democracy leader thanks supporters around the world who sent her greetings for her 64th birthday last week while she remained in prison.

Burmese Official Sacked for Nargis-related Corruption

Than Oo, a high-ranking official in the Ministry of Social Welfare, has been fired for siphoning off money donated for the Cyclone Nargis recovery effort.

Burma sends mortars to Shan State

Burma has sent reinforcements to eastern Shan State as tension with the UWSA is growing.

US Defense Official Begins Talks in Beijing

US and Chinese defense officials sat down Tuesday for their first high-level bilateral military talks in 18 months amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Does Gambari Visit Burma This Week?

The United Nations' special envoy to Burma is due to visit the country this week to pave the way for a possible visit by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a diplomat said.

MWJA office in-charge commits suicide

The office in-charge of the Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association (MWJA), Myint Lwin, committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping off the three-storey office building,...

Suspect DPRK frigate continues southerly course

A North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit weapons and possibly en route to Burma was plying the waters off Shanghai on Tuesday morning, as regional military officials and...

Burma lingering on the cusp of "failed state" status

Warning that the global recession could lead to more failed states, the 2009 Failed States Index lists Burma as in critical danger of state collapse due, primarily, to the misuse...

Thai authorities urge refugees to return: aid workers

Authorities in Thailand are allegedly encouraging ethnic Karen refugees recently arrived in the wake of fresh fighting in eastern Burma to return to their homes, according to,...

Suu Kyi thanks supporters for birthday wishes

Burma’s opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has thanked the thousands of people both at home and abroad who wished her a ‘Happy 64th...

North Korean vessel exposes Pyongyang-Naypyitaw axis

As the United States continues to track a North Korean frigate off the coast of China, analysts are calling for closer inspection of the vessel in order to confirm suspected...

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