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US troops at a re-enlistment ceremony for a comrade at Baquba, Iraq, 29 June
Iraq formally assumes control of security across the country, as US troops withdraw from towns and cities.

Iran's top electoral body, the Guardian Council, confirms President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election.

Bernard Madoff has been given the maximum sentence of 150 years for a fraud that robbed investors of $65bn (£40bn).

People celebrate in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, 29 Jun 2009
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Iraqis Celebrate US Troop Pullback

Iraq marks withdrawal of US troops from cities as "Day of National Soveriegnty"

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Iranian reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi during a press conference after polls closed in Tehran, 12 June 2009

Iran Confirms Ahmadinejad Win After Partial Vote Recount

Guardian Council conducted partial recount Monday of 10 percent of random ballot boxes nationwide and said recount confirms official results, dismissing all election complaints it received

Pakistanis displaced from Swat and Buner queue to get food relief in Yar Hussain camp in Swabi, 19 Jun 2009

Anti-Taliban Campaign in Pakistan's Swat Valley Enters Final Phase Audio Clip Available

There are no reports that government forces have killed or captured top Taliban leaders in region

Courtroom sketch of Bernard Madoff (L) with prosecutor Lisa Baroni and judge Denny Chin, NY, 29 Jun 2009

US Financier Given 150-year Sentence for $65 Billion Fraud

Bernard Madoff, 71, given maximum sentence for perpetrating country's biggest investment scam ever

Presidents Barack Obama (r) and Alvaro Uribe meeting at the White House, 29 Jun 2009

Obama Calls for Return of Honduran President

Mr. Obama spoke after a White House meeting with Colombian P

Burma Confirms First Case of Swine Flu

A 13-year-old girl becomes Burma’s first reported case of swine flu.

Appeal to Reinstate Witnesses for Suu Kyi Rejected

Burma's highest court Monday rejected an appeal by lawyers of Aung San Suu Kyi to reinstate two key witnesses in a trial that has sparked global outrage.

North Korea Can Allay Fear at Regional Forum

North Korea should explain its relations with Burma at ARF meet in Phuket, Thailand.

Junta Criticized for Censoring Media

Two leading media watchdogs have released a statement condemning the Burmese junta for intimidating the press, censoring news and imposing harsh prison sentences on journalists.

Junta Officials Snub Mon Party Ceasefire Anniversary

Burmese officials fail to attend the New Mon State Party’s 14th anniversary of its ceasefire agreement, while at the same time pressuring it to become a border guard force.

Former First Lady Bush, U2 Rockers Support Suu Kyi

Two of Aung San Suu Kyi’s staunchest supporters continue to be former US first lady Laura Bush and the rock band U2.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Burma's cyber war rages on

(Commentary) While the Internet has became one of the main tools at the disposal of opposition elements against political and cultural repression in authoritari...

Thailand raises surveillance near Moei River

Security officials in Thailand have beefed up surveillance on Moei River, in the wake of clashes with ethnic Karen armed men, who were trying to cross over to Thailand......

Reporter photographing A/H1N1 patient quarantined

Authorities on Sunday detained a journalist who tried to take a photograph of the 13-year old girl who authorities have announced is suffering from the first detected instance of A/H1N1,......

High Court rejects appeal over Suu Kyi’s defense witnesses

Burma’s High Court on Monday rejected an appeal by legal counsels to reinstate two allegedly key defense witnesses in the ongoing trial of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi......

U2 to launch tour with Suu Kyi in audience

Internationally acclaimed Irish band U2 is poised to commence their latest tour tomorrow, with attendees encouraged to don Aung San Suu Kyi masks during the playing of 'Walk On'....

Thailand burns six tons of drugs

The government of Thailand burnt six tons of narcotic drugs on World Drug Day on June 26, even as UNODC tries to raise awareness among young people, the high risk...

Monks boycott minister’s offering

Several monks on Saturday refrained from going out to collect swan offering in Myingyan town in Mandalay division, following a visit and offerings made by junta’s Minister of Industries (1)......

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