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A civilian helicopter crashes in south Afghanistan killing at least 16 people, with Nato saying it was not shot down.

A US soldier captured in Afghanistan appears in a Taleban video and the Pentagon names him as a 23-year-old private.

The controversial first Sunday ferry sailing from a Scottish island goes ahead despite opposition from traditional Christians.

Kandahar and Khost provinces in Afghanistan
Sun. 19 Jul 2009 1007 UTC

Civilian Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan, 16 Killed

NATO officials say a Russian-built (Mi-8) helicopter crashed Sunday while taking off from Kandahar's main air base

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Video frame grab taken from a Taliban propaganda video released 18 Jul 2009 shows Private Bowe Bergdahl

Afghan Taliban Releases Video of Captured American Soldier

US officials confirmed that the man in the video is the captured soldier Private Bowe Bergdahl, 23, of Idaho

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu attends his weekly cabinet meeting in Be’er Sheva, Israel, 12 Jul 2009

Israel Rejects US Demand to Halt East Jerusalem Project Audio Clip Available

The settlement issue has created a deepening rift between Israel and Washington, since PM Netanyahu's nationalist government took power three months ago

Uighur ethnic minority man puts on his prosthetic leg as Chinese Paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, China, 16 Jul 2009

China: Police Shot Dead 12 Uighur Protesters

Xinjiang's governor says three Uighurs died on the spot and nine died on the way to a hospital in a rare acknowledgment by a Chinese official

Gen. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz speaks to journalists after casting his vote at a polling station in central Nouakchott, Mauritania, 18 Jul 2009

Mauritania Opposition Rejects Presidential Election Results

Mauritania's electoral commission says former military leader Aziz is winning 52 percent of the vote, but opposition calls this 'electoral charade which is trying to legitimize the coup'

Junta Arrests 50 People on Martyrs Day

Fifty people were arrested in Rangoon on Martyrs’ Day as they tried to pay respects to the nation’s independence heroes on Sunday.

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.


Human Rights Questions Arise at Asean Meeting

The Asean Human Right Body moves closer to final approval with the drafting of the charter’s language, but the devil is in the details.

Burmese FM to Face Suu Kyi and North Korea Questions at ARF

The Burmese foreign minister is likely to be grilled about Aung San Suu Kyi’s trial and Burma’s growing relationship with North Korea at the Asean Regional Forum in Phuket.

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.

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.

Members of National League for Democracy saluting Burma Martyrs including General Aung San,...While members of NLD party observed the 62nd Martyrs Day, pro-military government civilians including members of Swan Arrshin have secretly...

Silent Martyrs Day

Members of National League for Democracy saluting Burma Martyrs including General Aung San,...

Martyr’s Day in Burma observed in silence

Authorities on Sunday turned away several people, who had come to pay their respects to Burma’s Martyrs, including the country’s independence architect General Aung San, as they marched to...

Burma and North Korea to feature in ASEAN meet

The situation in Burma and the Korean peninsula are on the agenda of the 42nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting with their dialogue partners amidst stiff security measures in Phuket,...
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...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

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 leade...

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