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Hotels were targetted in the Mumbai attacks in November 2008.
Pakistan and India pledge to co-operate in fighting terrorism, after a meeting to discuss restarting peace talks.

Two French security advisers snatched in Somalia are now being held by two different Islamist groups, officials say.

Comedy 30 Rock, starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey, leads the nominations for this year's Emmy awards with 22.

Pakistani PM Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani leaves his meeting with Indian PM Manmohan Singh in Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik, 16 Jl 2009
Thu. 16 Jul 2009 1207 UTC

Pakistani, Indian Leaders Meet at NAM Summit

Talks on sidelines of Non-Aligned Movement summit aimed at easing tensions following last year's terrorist attacks in Mumbai

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

India Hopes Clinton Visit Will Demonstrate US Commitment to Strategic Partnership Audio Clip Available

US secretary of state arrives in India Friday for four-day visit during which she will hold talks with senior leaders

China export

China's Second Quarter Economic Growth Rate Accelerates

World's third largest economy expanded by 7.9 percent April through June, compared with a year earlier

Iranian workers search at the site where a Russian-made Iranian passenger plane crashed, 15 Jul 2009

Iran Recovers Black Boxes From Crashed Plane

Black boxes were heavily damaged, but experts are still trying to retrieve flight data from them

Peshawar, North West Frontier in Pakistan

UN Worker Killed at Pakistan Refugee Camp

Officials say employee was working at Kacha Garhi camp near Peshawar when gunmen tried to kidnap him, then shot him in chest

The fact that we haven't completed this policy review doesn't mean that we're without diplomatic tools or fundamental policy. The fundamental policy remains the same, which is to do whatever we can to try to encourage progress in Burma.
— Scot Marciel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs


Constitutional Crisis over the Border Guard Force

Will rejection of the Border Guard Force order under the new constitution force a reappraisal of the constitution?

Asia Stocks Rise as China Growth Buoys Confidence

Asian stocks jumped Thursday after China's economic growth quickened and US companies posted stronger-than-expected results, boosting faith in a global recovery.


Beijing’s Burma Agenda

For 20 years, China has forged closer ties with Burma, but now those ties are being evaluated and adjusted.

Kachin Reject Border Guard Force Second Time

The KIO again rejected the Burmese military’s border guard force plan for its ethnic armed forces.

Army Officers Held Over Publication of Sensitive Material

Ten high-ranking Burmese army officers have reportedly been arrested on suspicion of divulging to Western and exiled media news of a secret visit to North Korea.

Will Shwe Mann Become Mr President?

The junta’s No 3 leader has been tapped to be president under the new Constitution following the 2010 national election, sources say.

Rangoon Health Officials Optimistic on Flu Outbreak

Health officials claim Burma has the capacity to control a major outbreak of swine flu.

Hla Myo, a member of the Pan Say Peoples Militia in Northern Shan State, on July 15 shot...Burmese port authorities on Wednesday held a meeting related to the explosion on July 14 in the Asia World Port...

Peoples Militia

Hla Myo, a member of the Pan Say Peoples Militia in Northern Shan State, on July 15 shot...

Burma buys electricity from China

In an ironic twist, Burma is said to have bought 300 megawatts of electricity from the Sino-Burma border town of Ruili in China, to meet the energy requirements of its...

Clinton on mission to further ASEAN ties, discuss Burma

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to arrive in Thailand early next week for a round of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meetings, where it is...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Junta under siege on two fronts

Burma's ruling junta – in preparing to switch to a puppet parliamentary democracy manipulated and controlled by the Army, faces two daunting political hurdles...

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