About 140 Iranian prisoners detained during protests against last month's disputed election have been released, officials say.
A group of Nigerian Islamist militants is barricaded in a district of Maiduguri, after two days of violence that left scores dead.
A team of robots designed to deal with the risks posed by gas cylinders at fire scenes has been demonstrated in London.
Washington says Israel must freeze settlement construction to promote peace, but Israel says it must continue building to allow for settlements' 'natural growth'
Robert Gates meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to discuss US military's evolving role in country's security
In other news, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei orders closure of jail where some political prisoners are believed to be held
Second and final day of talks focuses on health care, poverty, energy
Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of violating terms of house arrest by allowing American John Yettaw to rest at her home after he swam there uninvited
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| In those long and often dark years, Aung San Suu Kyi has remained a symbol of hope, courage and the undying defense of human rights |
— Irene Khan, secretary-general of Amnesty International, after announcing that Suu Kyi would be honored with Amnesty’s highest accolade, the Ambassador of Conscience Award.
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|Aung San Suu Kyi has insisted after a final session of her trial before Friday’s scheduled verdict that the proceedings would show “whether or not the rule of law exists in the country,” according to her lawyer Nyan Win.|
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|The defense concludes its arguments, and the judge will deliver a verdict on Friday.|
|By WAI MOE|
|The Southeast Asian bloc may ask the international community to invest in development projects in Burma, says the Malaysian foreign minister. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|A 25-year-old man infected with the H1N1 virus is confirmed in Rangoon. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Onion prices double in Rangoon, prompting authorities to import onions from India. |
|By HRVOJE HRANJSKI|
|MANILA, Philippines— Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, faced with the prospect of civil unrest unless she steps down at the end of her term, has vowed not to try to extend her time in office.|
The over two-month long trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi points to her innocence, legally and the verdict to be pronounced on Friday will put to acid... (Video) Aung San Suu Kyi supporters gather around Insein prison
|Agricultural credit should be made available in order to prevent rural indebtedness and to improve agricultural production in Burma, said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer the Executive Secretary of...||The special court in Rangoon’s Insein prison heard the final arguments and responses on Tuesday and will pronounce a verdict on Friday on the trial of detained opposition leader Aung...|