7.06.2009

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OAS Suspends Honduras

OAS delegations met late into the night in Washington Saturday before taking the vote

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Iran Demonstration

Iranian Clerics Protest Election Results

Clerics from the Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom say Iran's Guardian Council failed to adequately investigate vote-rigging claims by the opposition

Map of Pakistan

Pakistani Airstrikes Kill 6 Militants in North Waziristan

Security officials say the Sunday airstrikes hit several locations in North Waziristan

Afghanistan and Pakistan

Two British Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Officials say one soldier was killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack, while another died in an explosion

Fireworks explode over Washington 4 Jul, 2008

Americans Celebrate July 4 Holiday

Despite money crunch, many Americans find ways to relax, enjoy holiday with outdoor summertime activities



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama in Moscow
US President Barack Obama and Russia's Dmitry Medvedev reach a deal to cut back their stockpiles of nuclear weapons.

Clashes in China's restive region of Xinjiang leave at least 140 dead in some of the most serious violence in decades.

Former US defence chief Robert McNamara, an architect of the Vietnam war who later regretted the US role, dies at 93.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
I believe the government of Myanmar has lost a unique opportunity to show its commitment to a new era of political openness.
— UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Cover Up in Rangoon

By AUNG THET WINE
Since the Burmese authorities announced the first case of swine flu in the country, the public are clamoring for surgical masks.

Indonesian Democracy Focused on More Stability

By ANTHONY DEUTSCH
Indonesians will be looking to Yudhoyono to make greater strides against deep-rooted corruption and widespread poverty—major challenges facing the predominantly Muslim country of 235 million.

Despite Humiliation, Ban Irked the Generals

By WAI MOE
Local reporters who covered the fruitless two-day visit to Burma by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon say that although he was humiliated by junta leader Snr-Gen Than Shwe, his candid message to the generals would have irked them.

Ban Ki-moon's Speech in Bangkok

By THE IRRAWADDY
My visit has enabled me to convey the concerns of the international community very frankly and directly to Snr-Gen Than Shwe and his government.

DKBA-Tatmadaw Look to Brigade 5

By SAW YAN NAING
After a week-long assault on southern Karen State, the DKBA and Burmese troops have turned their attention north to the KNLA in Papun District.

Did N Korea Launch Scud Missile?

By HYUNG-JIN KIM
A barrage of ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired over the weekend may have included a new type of Scud missile with an extended range and improved accuracy that poses a threat to Japan.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon visiting Kyonda Doe village, Burma, on July 4, 2009...United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon visited Myanmar 3-4 July...

Deeply disapponted

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon visiting Kyonda Doe village, Burma, on July 4, 2009...

Suspicious North Korean vessel on way home

The North Korean freighter Kang Nam 1, suspected of carting weapons banned by the United Nations, is said to be heading back home but is yet to enter North Korean...

Ban versus the junta – who won?

(Commentary) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appears to have left Burma empty-handed on what was seen beforehand as a crucial visit to strengthen the UN’s role in the country,...

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Ban versus the junta – who won?

(Commentary) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appears to have left Burma empty-handed on what was seen beforehand as a crucial visit to strengthen the UN’s ro...


Victory over KNU, new order on Thai-Burma border

The victory of the Burmese Army and its proxy, the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), in attacks on bases of the Karen National Union (KNU) last month, puts the regime...

Ban Ki-Moon's remarks on Burma

This is my second visit to Myanmar in just over a year. Both visits have been at critical times for the country’s future. My first visit was in the aftermath...

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