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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad embraces judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi during his swearing-in at the parliament in Tehran on Wednesday
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes a swipe at "disrespectful" foreign powers as he is sworn in for a second term as president of Iran.

Two US reporters freed by North Korea from months of detention after a visit by Bill Clinton arrive in Los Angeles.

Two missiles suspected to have been fired by a US drone kill a wife of a leading Pakistani militant, relatives tell the BBC.

Former US President Clinton greets freed journalists Laura Ling (in green) and Euna Lee (in red) before leaving North Korea on way back to US
Wed. 05 Aug 2009 1308 UTC

US Journalists Back in United States After North Korea Ordeal

Plane carrying Laura Ling, Euna Lee, accompanied by former US President Bill Clinton, arrived in Burbank, California Wednesday

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers his inauguration speech to parliament, in Tehran, 05 Aug 2009

Iranian President Ahmadinejad Takes Oath of Office

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls re-election 'unprecedented epic' victory for Iranian people, Islamic establishment

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, addresses 8th Africa Growth Opportunity Act Conference (AGOA) in Nairobi, 05 Aug 2009

Clinton Re-Affirms US Commitment to Africa Partnership Audio Clip Available

US secretary of state expresses optimism in continent's long-term potential for growth and development

Afghan villagers look at bodies of two children and man after they were allegedly killed in airstrike by foreign troops in Kandahar, 5 Aug 2009

Afghan Villagers Say 4 Civilians Killed in Airstrike

But US military officials say helicopters operating in Arghandab district attacked, killed four militants riding motorcycles in field away from populated sites

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Wife of Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed in Missile Strike

At least one other person reported killed in suspected US drone attack early Wednesday in South Waziristan tribal region

AAPP chronology July 2009

AAPP Chronology July 2009 [Eng]

Just a domestic issue

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I think the greatest tribute that Filipinos can pay to Corazon Aquino and so many others who gave their lives for democracy is ... there should be no more dictatorships again.
— East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta

Aquino Laid to Rest, Hailed as Moral Leader

Former President Corazon Aquino's body made its final journey through the Philippine capital to be buried next to her assassinated husband.

UN Chief to Hold ‘Friends of Burma’ Meeting

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will meet with the Group of Friends on Burma to review the world body’s policy on the military-ruled country.

Rebel Groups Welcome UN’s Child Soldiers Probe

Burma’s Karen National Union and Karenni National Progressive Party say they’ll welcome the arrival of a UN team which is being formed to look into charges that they are recruiting child soldiers.

Monks Question Gov’t Use of Personal Photographs

Monks in Pegu and Rangoon express concern about orders to attach personal photographs to their government information forms.

Burmese Actor in ‘Monk’ Photo Scandal

The publication online of a photograph of a well-known Burmese actor and his friends posing in saffron robes has been severely criticized.

Video ‘Licensing Tax’ Levied on Gathering Places

Restaurants, tea shops, beauty parlors and other popular venues in Burma must now pay a “licensing tax,” says the Burmese Film Association.


Transparency Needed in Burma's Nuclear Program

In an article published by The Irrawaddy in July 2007, author Maung Thuta described the historical background to Burma’s quest for nuclear technology.

Burma, Sri Lanka to counter terrorism

Burma and Sri Lanka have agreed to step up bilateral cooperation ranging from curbing terrorism to going in for investments, trade and tourism during the second joint bilateral meeting......

Thailand asked to revise new energy plan

Environmentalists have appealed to the government of Thailand to revise its new energy plan that may have been ‘over estimated’, even as a new report reveals the human costs......

Seven years on Sino-Burmese border trade zone reopened

A Sino-Burmese border trade zone was reopened on August 1, after being closed for seven long years. The Northern Command Commander Maj. Gen. Soe Win attended the opening...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

China edgy over Burma’s nuclear ambitions

(Analysis) Another round of revelations concerning Burma’s nuclear ambitions and its nexus with North Korea has thrown up renewed international interest. Comb...

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