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Iranian riot police in Tehran (image from 20 June)
Iranian riot police fire tear gas to break up an opposition rally in Tehran, hours after a warning to protesters, witnesses say.

At least 21 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq, days before US troops pull out of Iraqi cities.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the wearing of the burka by Muslim women in France undermines their dignity.

Iranian reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi waving to the media during a late night press conference after polls closed in Tehran, 12 June 2009
Mon. 22 Jun 2009 0906 UTC

Calm in Tehran; Authorities Confirm Hundreds of Arrests

Supporters of defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi are urging people to turn on their car headlights in the early evening as a sign of protest and a show of solidarity

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Demonstrators in Paris protest against outcome of the Iran's presidential election, 21 June 2009

International Criticism of Iranian Government Actions Grows Video clip available

Iran accuses foreign governments of fomenting unrest

Russian police and forensic experts work at the blast site injuring Russia's Ingushetia region leader Yanus-Bek Yevkurov in Nazran, 22 June 2009

Leader of Russia's Ingushetia Region Seriously Wounded in Bombing

Russian media say Ingush President Yunus Bek Yevkurov was traveling in a convoy when the roadside bomb went off Monday morning

Minibus driver Abdul Kareem Hussein surveys the damage to his vehicle after a roadside bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, 22 June 2009

8 Killed in Baghdad Bombings

One incident occurred near a mini-bus in Baghdad's Shi'ite neighborhood of Sadr City

Army tank destroyed by Taliban militants during battle for control of Sultanwas, Buner in northwest Pakistan, 19 June 2009

Peace Fragile in Pakistan's Northwestern Buner District

Fight to wrest control of Buner from the militants was fierce, shattering towns and forcing more than half the population to flee the mountainous region

Suspicious N. Korean Ship to Dock in Burma Soon

A North Korean cargo ship that could be carrying missiles or nuclear weaponry will enter a Burmese port near Rangoon in a few days.

US Defense Official to Hold Talks in Beijing

A US Defense Department official is headed to Beijing for talks amid ongoing tensions in the region over North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs.

KNLA Brigade 7 HQ Falls—Thailand Repatriates Refugees

A joint force of Burmese army troops and soldiers of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army has seized the headquarters of the Karen National Liberation Army Brigade 7, its most important victory in a weeks-long offensive in the Burmese-Thai border area,

Russia Rejects Pressuring Burma

While expressing hopes for a fair trial for Suu Kyi, the Russian Foreign Ministry has rejected putting diplomatic and economic pressure on the Burmese junta.

Micro Credit in USDA’s Election Plan

Social programs are being implemented to win rural Burmese peoples’ hearts and minds before the 2010 elections

Rock Singer to Perform Classic Burmese Songs

A popular rock singer announces a concert to perform the songs of the classic Burmese composer Shwe Taing Nyunt in Rangoon.


Whys and Suu Kyi

Several “whys” woke me up this morning on the 64th birthday of Suu Kyi, who would wake up to the sounds of prisoners’ iron shackles and the harsh shouts of wardens in the Insein Prison compound.

U.N. envoy en route to Rangoon ahead of boss's visit

United Nations Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is scheduled to arrive in Burma later this week to pave the way for the proposed visit of U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in,......

Thinking outside the box

(Commentary) Although many Burmese do not want to admit it, the situation inside Burma is at a stalemate and, frankly speaking, no one has a good workable solution or strategy...

Surprise check on monks’ office in Bangladesh

Police in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh raided the International Monks’ Organization office here today. DSP Inspector Arlanky along with two policemen arrived in the office at about 4 p.m. and,...

Parliamentarians seek expulsion of Burma from ASEAN

Representatives from regional Parliaments have urged ASEAN to reconsider Burma’s membership in the bloc, while activists, academics and civic groups in Thailand organized several activities,..

U.S. joins global birthday wish for Suu Kyi

Sending birthday wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi on her 64th birthday, the U. S State Department on Thursday said the Nobel Peace Laureate continues to be the inspiration for...

Pro-junta rights group rejects UN rights experts’ view of Suu Kyi’s trial

A human rights group, believed to be pro Burmese junta, has rejected the statement of five United Nations Independent Rights expert’s regarding the trial of Opposition leader Aung San Suu...

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Thinking outside the box

(Commentary) Although many Burmese do not want to admit it, the situation inside Burma is at a stalemate and, frankly speaking, no one has a good workable solut...

Thai authorities tell Karen refugees to go home

June 22, 2009 (DVB)–Karen refugees in Thailand are reportedly being told by Thai authorities to return to their homes in Burma, despite concerns that many villages near the border are littered with landmines. - more

North Korean ship headed to Burma

June 22, 2009 (DVB)–A North Korean ship being tracked by the US navy over suspicions that it is carrying arms in breach of new UN sanctions on the country is likely to be heading towards Burma, according to South Korean news sources. - more

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