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Israeli police evict more than 50 Palestinians from houses in occupied East Jerusalem, prompting widespread criticism.

Iran's former President Khatami criticises the trial of people accused of violence after June's disputed presidential poll.

The US says it has found the remains of the last serviceman still listed as missing in action from the 1991 Gulf War.

N.Korea 'helping Myanmar build nuclear plant': report
"How many hospitals in Burma have nuclear science?" Tin Min allegedly said, using Myanmar's former name. "Burma can barely get electricity up and running. ...
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Mohammad Ali Abtahi (c) gives testimony at revolutionary court in Tehran, 01 Aug 2009 (Picture obtained from Fars News Agency)
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Trials Begin for Iranians Accused of Fomenting Post-Election Unrest

Former President Mohammad Khatami Sunday denounced the trial as unconstitutional for relying on confessions that he says were not validly obtained

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Building allegedly housing Islamic religious sect and vehicles are seen in flames after reportedly being set ablaze by Nigerian soldiers in Maiduguri, 30 Jul 2009

Nigeria: More Than 700 Dead in Last Week's Clashes

Government and health officials have been clearing bodies from the streets of the northeastern city of Maiduguri which saw the heaviest fighting

US soldier with NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) patrols Farah province, (file photo)

Three More US Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Nine NATO deaths to start August follow the deadliest month for international forces since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan

British parliament member Mike Gapes speaks during a press conference (File)

British Lawmakers Critical of UK's Role in Afghanistan

Committee chairman Mike Gapes says Britain has experienced 'mission creep' from its initial goal of supporting counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan


Iran Media Confirm Three American Tourists Held in Iran

Government TV says that 'hikers and tourists' crossed the northern border into Iran without permission


Lay Off the Lady

What do Burma’s junta and some foreign journalists have in common? Neither, it seems, know quite how to deal with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Food Insecurity Remains a Challenge for Cyclone Survivors

Local economies in cyclone-hit areas of the Irrawaddy delta will need long-term assistance to end the problem food insecurity in the region.


Verdict on Hold

Are the generals playing for time in the face of domestic and international pressure?

Philippines Mourns Corazon Aquino, Dead at 76

Filipinos remember the remarkable life of former President Corazon Aquino, as the nation prepares to bid farewell to the democracy icon who swept away a dictator.

Can Indonesia Break the Asean Deadlock on Burma?

Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s greatest democratic success story, but is it ready to take on a more important regional role in pushing for change in Burma?

Weekly Business Roundup (August 01, 2009)

Thai state energy company executives have been meeting Burmese energy ministry and state agency officials on the sidelines of the Asean energy ministers' meeting in Mandalay.

26 Dissidents Detained in Rangoon: AAPP

On the eve of the decision to postpone the verdict on Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese authorities reportedly arrested 26 dissidents.

Ban reiterates appeal to release Aung San Suu Kyi

In yet another impassioned appeal, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reiterated to the military rulers of Burma to address the concerns of the international...

Six NLD members freed

Six members of the opposition National League for Democracy, arrested on Thursday evening, were freed by authorities on Friday. Thet Thet Aung of Rangoon’s Dagon Myothit...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

End of the old man

(editorial) The kangaroo court pretends there’s no problem in tackling the case of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi but it had to postpone hearing dates ...

Northern Commander meets KIO in Laiza

The Commander of the Northern Military Command Maj-Gen Soe Win, along with leaders of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO), the largest ceasefire ethnic armed group...

Ministry orders checks on “black listed” tourists

Tour agencies have been directed by Burma’s Ministry of Hotel and Tourism to check tourists applying for ‘Arrival Visa’ with the list of people banned from entering...

Thailand to setup pilot project for refugees

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour has initiated a dialogue with businessmen on a pilot project that envisages Burmese refugees, living in camps along the border, an opportunity to work...

Scores of supporters arrested, as court postpones verdict on Suu Kyi

Scores of supporters of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party members across the country were rounded up on Thursday, on the eve of the special court in...

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