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Kim Jong-il and Bill Clinton
Former US President Bill Clinton meets North Korea's Kim Jong-il during a surprise visit to Pyongyang, state media report.

Iranian police are questioning three Americans being held for illegally entering the country, state media report.

Police fire tear gas at supporters of a Sudanese woman charged with wearing "indecent clothing", after her trial was postponed.

Photo released by Korean Central News Agency shows Bill Clinton shortly after arriving in Pyongyang, 4 Aug 2009
Tue. 04 Aug 2009 1308 UTC

Bill Clinton Meets With N. Korean Leader

North Korean media say former US president passed verbal message from President Barack Obama to Kim Jong Il during Tuesday's meeting in Pyongyang; White House denies report

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Man walks past poster of Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, right, and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, ahead of regional elections, 22 Jul 2009

Analysts: Iraq's Arab-Kurd Dispute Could Be Greatest Stability Threat

Analysts say even though both sides are feeling politically and militarily stronger these days, they need to work toward political compromise

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Begins Africa Tour

US secretary of state begins seven-country tour in Kenya where she is attending trade, economic forum

Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi at Ghoba mosque in Tehran, Iran, 28 Jun 2009

Iranian Reformists Call for More Protests

Former presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi says protests will continue as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepares to take office for second term


Americans Detained by Iran Face Interrogation

Three detained Friday on charges of entering Iran from Iraq without permission


Burma Must Make Clear its Nuclear Ambitions

Reports of Burma’s shady nuclear ambitions have resurfaced to take their place alongside warnings by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of secret military ties and possible technology transfers between Burma and North Korea.

Broken Dreams

Burmese migrant domestic workers face low wages and abuse when they come to work in Thailand.

KNU Asks Thai Government to Pull out of Salween Dam Project

Burma’s Karen National Union has appealed to the Thai government to halt its involvement in the construction of the Hat Gyi Dam on the Salween River, warning that the project would cause “huge” environmental damage and human rights abuses.

US Voices Concern over Burma, N Korea Nuclear Nexus

The United States expresses concern over news reports that North Korea may be helping the Burmese military regime to achieve its nuclear ambitions.

Total Chief: Critics Can ‘Go to Hell’

The CEO of French energy giant Total dismissed rights activists calling on the company to pull out of Burma, saying they “can go to hell.”

Plane Hits Control Tower at Thai Airport

A plane skidded off the runway and crashed into an air traffic control tower after landing on the Thai resort island of Samui on Tuesday, killing the pilot.

Su Su Nway Put in Solitary

Burmese labor rights activist Su Su Nway was placed in solitary confinement for three days after singing a song in prison to mark the 62nd anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.

US reiterates concern over Burma-N. Korea tie-up

The United States on Monday reiterated its concern over military cooperation between Burma and North Korea, but did not elaborate on the kind of cooperation the two countries...

Burmese sailors of bankrupt ship await remuneration

Twenty three Burmese sailors on board a Liberian-flagged ship, Annapurna, suddenly found themselves unemployed and stranded at a port in Auckland, New Zealand, after creditors...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Body count in battle zone

(Analysis) It was just another day for the surgeons at Mae Sot General Hospital, in Thailand's north. Overnight, on July 18, a dozen Democratic Karen Buddhist A...

Yettaw suffers seizure, hospitalized: US Embassy

The American, John William Yettaw, on trial in Burma for swimming across to Aung San Suu Kyi’s home in early May, was hospitalized on Monday night, after having convulsions......

Friend of Burma - India’s Marxist leader dies

Subhas Chakraborty, a prominent leader of India’s Communist Party of India (Marxists), who had come out in strong support of the Burmese cause in the struggle against the military.......

Burmese activist honoured with Asia’s highest award

A Burmese human rights activist, who exposed the ruling junta’s human rights violations and destruction of the environment, has been named one of the recipients of this year’s...

Court verdict will test constitution, judiciary: Suu Kyi

Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said the verdict on her trial and three other defendants will test the “Rule of Law” and the judicial system of......

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