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.
Plane carrying Laura Ling, Euna Lee, accompanied by former US President Bill Clinton, arrived in Burbank, California Wednesday
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls re-election 'unprecedented epic' victory for Iranian people, Islamic establishment
US secretary of state expresses optimism in continent's long-term potential for growth and development
But US military officials say helicopters operating in Arghandab district attacked, killed four militants riding motorcycles in field away from populated sites
At least one other person reported killed in suspected US drone attack early Wednesday in South Waziristan tribal region
AAPP chronology July 2009AAPP Chronology July 2009 [Eng]
Just a domestic issue
|QUOTE OF THE DAY|
| 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
|By JIM GOMEZ|
|Former President Corazon Aquino's body made its final journey through the Philippine capital to be buried next to her assassinated husband.|
|By LALIT K JHA|
|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.|
|By SAW YAN NAING|
|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. |
|By LAWI WENG|
|Monks in Pegu and Rangoon express concern about orders to attach personal photographs to their government information forms. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|The publication online of a photograph of a well-known Burmese actor and his friends posing in saffron robes has been severely criticized. |
|By ARKAR MOE|
|Restaurants, tea shops, beauty parlors and other popular venues in Burma must now pay a “licensing tax,” says the Burmese Film Association.|
|By MAUNG THUTA|
|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 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...... 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......
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
(Analysis) Another round of revelations concerning Burma’s nuclear ambitions and its nexus with North Korea has thrown up renewed international interest. Comb...