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There are "strong indications" a key fugitive militant was behind deadly hotel blasts in Jakarta, Indonesian officials say.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a five-day visit to India with a ceremony to mark last year's Mumbai attacks.

Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last surviving WWI servicemen, dies at the age of 113.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, 15 Jul 2009
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Clinton Denies Pressuring India on Pakistan Relations

US secretary of state in Mumbai for first Indian visit since becoming top diplomat

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Mauritanian woman casts her vote for president at polling station in Olympic Stadium, Nouakchott, 18 Jul 2009

Presidential Election Begins in Mauritania

General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who overthrew President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi last August, is a candidate

US President Barack Obama (file photo)

World Leaders Condemn Jakarta Hotel Attacks

US President Barack Obama says Jakarta attacks make it clear that extremists remain committed to murdering innocent men, women and children of all faiths in any countries

Iranian influential cleric and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivers his sermon during Friday prayers at Tehran University in the Iranian capital, 17 Jul 2009

Former Iranian President Criticizes Hard-Liners in Sermon Audio Clip Available

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani argues that 'if people are not content with government, it loses its legitimacy'

Walter Cronkite speaks at Arizona State University, 1 Nov. 2005

TV Anchor Walter Cronkite Dies Audio Clip Available

Legendary newsman who retired as CBS news anchor in 1981, died late Friday at the age of 92 after a long illness

Asean could start by dispatching envoys to Rangoon in order to demand the immediate, unconditional release of Aung San Suu Kyi.
-- US Senator John McCain

Indonesia Suspects Fugitive Terrorist in Bombings

Investigators worked to identify a pair of suicide bombers who attacked two American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital, and health officials confirmed at least four of the dead were foreigners.


Clinton’s Burma Agenda

Will the Obama administration engage with Burma despite the failure of ‘constructive engagement’?

NLD to Mark Martyrs’ Day, Despite Restrictions

Burma’s main opposition party said that it would not allow restrictions to prevent it from holding ceremonies around the country to commemorate the assassination of Aung San.

North Korea Focus of Asian Conference

The United States is expected to trumpet its comeback onto the Asian scene after years of neglect as a major security conference tackles the seemingly intractable issues of North Korea's nuclear threat and political repression in Burma.

Rangoon Charity Clinic to Reopen Despite Harassment

In the face of official adversity, the FFSS will officially reopen their new clinic for the poor and needy.

Weekly Business Roundup (July 18, 2009)

Foreign developers of Burma’s biggest gas field are being invited by the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to take shares in the 1,000 kilometer pipeline from the Bay of Bengal to southwest China.

Now or never - the UN must act on Burma

(Analysis) As members of the United Nations Security Council debate UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest visit to Burma, the country’s opposition leader and democracy icon...

Aung San Suu Kyi meets lawyers to discuss final stages of trial

Burma’s democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi met her legal team on Friday, to discuss the final arguments of her trial in Rangoon’s notorious Insein prison. The authorities allowed...

Huge heroin haul in Tachileik

Over 761 kilograms of heroin and several tablets of Amphetamine tablets were seized by the Burmese authorities from a Thai-Burma border town of Tachileik in eastern Shan...

Ten children die of dengue in north-western Burma

At least 10 children have died and several are ill after being afflicted by Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease, in Kalemyo a town near the Indo-Burma border in Sagaing Division,......

Calls to ASEAN to form a strong human rights body

ASEAN civil society organizations have highlighted Burma as a benchmark for ASEAN human rights issues and called for a strong Human Rights Body to place Burma on the agenda...

Than Shwe’s grandson learns flying

The Burmese military junta supremo Snr Gen Than Shwe’s grandson Pho La Pyea is said to be taking flying lessons, according to eyewitnesses. The pampered grandson, Pho La Pyea (alias)......

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