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Photo released by official website of Iranian supreme leader's office shows Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during meeting with parliamentarians in Tehran, 24 Jun 2009
Wed. 24 Jun 2009 0806 UTC

Iran's Supreme Leader: Nation Will Not Yield to Pressure

Scattered reports also say that Iranian riot police have fired teargas to disperse planned opposition rally in front of parliament in Tehran

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Iran's FM Manouchehr Mottaki (File)

Iran Reviewing Ties With Britain

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says Tehran is considering whether to downgrade relations with London as dispute over Iranian government's post-election crackdown on demonstrators intensifies

Iran's national soccer team players pose during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asia group 2 qualifying soccer match against South Korea at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, S.Korea

Iranian Soccer Players Banned After Post-Election Protest

Display took place during World Cup qualifying match last week in South Korea

Pres. Barack Obama addresses a news conference at the White House in Washington, 23 Jun 2009

Obama: 'Appalled, Outraged' by Iran Violence Audio Clip Available Video clip available

President Obama says if Iran chooses path that abides by international norms, then US is interested in healing wounds of 30 years of bad relations

United Nations Headquarters in New York (file photo)

UN Conference Begins on Economic Reform

Some researchers say developing nations are suffering but have been shut out from 'exclusive clubs' of developed economic nations, such as G8

US Bagram base, Afghanistan
A number of former detainees at the US-run Bagram military base in Afghanistan allege they suffered abuse, the BBC hears.

Iran's supreme leader says the nation "will not yield to pressure", but there are reports protesters are trying to gather.

The climate could have a direct effect on the speed of "molecular evolution" in mammals, according to a study.

Cheering the Team, Burmese Style

Burmese soccer fans express their true feelings at football matches.

NKorean Cargo Ship Could Test New UN Sanctions

An American destroyer was tailing a North Korean ship suspected of transporting weapons toward Burma, as anticipation mounted that the North could soon conduct short-or medium-range missiles tests.

Burma Bans North Korea Ship News

The junta’s censor bans all news about the North Korean cargo ship believed to be carrying military arms to Burma.

Burmese Army Still Recruiting Under-age Soldiers

The Burmese army is still recruiting under-age soldiers in contravention of a United Nations call to stop the practice, according to child labor activists in Burma.

Burmese Gems for Sale

A new gems sale marks attempts by the Burmese military government to seek additional revenue from gems sales despite sanctions.

Groups Fear Malaysia to Deport Burmese Protesters

Malaysian authorities might deport up to 14 Burmese nationals who were arrested at a demonstration to mark jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday.

Palpable tension between junta and ethnic armed groups

The Burmese Army has significantly increased its military presence in northern and eastern Burma, where ethnic ceasefire armed groups are based, following their widespread rejection of the junta

Police patrol Rangoon, security tightened near Insein prison

There is heightened security in Rangoon with at least 30 army trucks with uniformed riot police personnel, patrolling the city on Wednesday. The army trucks are each carrying at least...

High Court hears Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers' arguments

Burma’s High Court on Wednesday heard defense arguments for allowing two more witnesses in the controversial trial against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but did not make...

Thai government urged not to repatriate Karen refugees

The government of Thailand has been urged by Asian lawmakers and activists not to repatriate Karen refugees, who recently fled to Thailand in the wake of fighting along,...

Suu Kyi’s trial internal affair of Burma: Russia

While urging the regime to conduct a fair trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sunday said the issue is an internal affair and...

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,...


Flag Meeting Concludes with Many Promises


Cox’sbazar: A day-long sector-commander level flag meeting between Burma and Bangladesh was completed yesterday with many pledges made by Nasaka, the border security force in Burma, said a source close to Bangladesh authorities. full story

Sector Commander Level Meeting in Cox's Bazar


Cox’s bazar : A sector commander level meeting between Bangladesh and Burma will be held today in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, near the border with Burma, said a source close to Nasaka authorities. full story

Fence Project Postponed


Maungdaw: Burmese authorities have postponed their fence project on the western Burmese border with the withdrawal of army and riot police forces who have been constructing the fence since February 2009, said one villager. full story

21 Protesters Arrested in Dhaka


21 Arakanese protesters were arrested by Bangladesh police today in Dhaka while they were staging a demonstration for the 34 Arakanese and Karen freedom fighters who have been detained by the Indian government since 1998. full story

Farmers' Loans Reserved for Model Villagers


Maungdaw: The Burmese military junta has allocated 600 lakh kyat for farmers in Maungdaw District for agricultural loans, but the district authorities are preparing to lend the money to model villagers in 27 model villages instead, said a senior clerk from the district office on the condition of anonymity. full story

21 Arakanese Protesters Released from Bangladesh Custody


Dhaka: 21 Arakanese protesters were released from Bangladesh police custody yesterday after ten hours in the police lockup, said Ko Aung Naing, one of the detained protesters. full story

Arakanese Urban Refugees Protest UNHCR in Bangladesh


By Takaloo, Cox’s bazar: Arakanese urban refugees taking shelter in Bangladesh staged a protest on Sunday outside the UNHCR office in southern Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, for alleged discrimination and neglect against the refugees. full story

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