Some of the British embassy staff arrested in Iran for "inciting protests" will be put on trial, a top cleric says.
Up to 26 Pakistani soldiers are feared dead after an army transport helicopter crashes in a tribal region, officials say.
Algerian Rai music star Cheb Mami is jailed for five years in France for trying to force his former partner to have an abortion.
|By JOHN HEILPRIN|
|UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that Than Shwe rejected his initial request to meet jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.|
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|Both Thailand and Cambodia have ordered their soldiers to be on alert in case fighting erupts at their disputed border.|
|By HTET AUNG|
|UN Secretary General runs a political risk if his current visit to Burma brings no political progress.|
|By WAI MOE|
|International sanctions on Burma have done far less damage to the country’s economy than the ruling regime’s “willful mismanagement,” according to economist Sean Turnell. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Four executive members of Burma’s main opposition party have been taken to the ruling regime’s capital to meet the visiting UN secretary-general. |
|By WAI SANN|
|International aid workers are being frustrated in getting Burmese visas again, a sure sign the junta is cooling toward them. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The British embassy in Indonesia is displaying a large image of Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in downtown Jakarta to coincide with the visit to Burma by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.|