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There are growing indications that Pakistan's most wanted man, Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has been killed by a US missile.

Indonesian police try to establish whether a man held after a shoot-out in Java is key terror suspect Noordin Mohamed Top.

A massive attack on websites including Google, Facebook and Twitter was aimed at a pro-Georgia blogger.

Iraqi policemen secure the scene of a road side bomb blast that hit a mini bus carrying Shiite pilgrims in Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, 07 Aug 2009
Fri. 07 Aug 2009 1108 UTC

Bombers Kill 35 Shi'ites in Iraq

In deadliest blast, police say at least 30 people were killed, 88 others wounded in suicide car bombing outside Shi'ite mosque in Mosul

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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, center, talks to reporters in Islamabad, 7 Aug 2009

Pakistan Foreign Minister: Taliban Chief Baitullah Mehsud is Dead

US officials have also said there are strong indications Mehsud died in attack, but cannot confirm it

Crowds wait to apply for jobs outside the New York Department of Labor in the Bronx in New York, 06 Mar 2009

US Jobless Rate Falls to 9.4 Percent

First time jobless rate has fallen since April 2008

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses reporters in Pretoria, South Africa, 7 Aug 2009

Clinton Says US to Cooperate With South Africa on Zimbabwe Reform Audio Clip Available Video clip available

US secretary of state has full day in S. Africa that includes meeting with former President Nelson Mandela, address to business leaders

New Deli and Kupwara district in India

Delhi Police Claim to Thwart Another Terror Attack Audio Clip Available

Authorities say they recovered pair of AK-47 rifles, two grenades, ammunition, false passports, other counterfeit identification from two men suspected of belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen

The people of Burma are poor, but the regime that oppresses them is not. Changing this equation is the true key to economic development in Burma.
— Sean Turnell, the editor of Burma Economic Watch

American Intruder Has Another Seizure

John W Yettaw, the American on trial for entering the house of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, had three short epileptic fits on Friday.

Tamil Rebels Say New Leader Arrested

Sri Lankan authorities questioned the new leader of the Tamil Tiger rebels after he was arrested in Southeast Asia and flown to this island nation.

Burmese Army Equipped with New Arms

The 400,000-strong Burmese army is now almost fully armed with locally manufactured MA-series weapons.

Suu Kyi is ‘Part of the Problem’: Goh Chok Tong

Singaporean Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong called Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi “part of the problem” facing the military-ruled country.

Women’s Groups Want to See Than Shwe before the ICC

Sixty five international women’s groups have called on the UN Security Council to initiate action to bring Burma’s junta leaders before the International Criminal Court.

Price of Cooking Oil Rises

A ban on some imported cooking oil products and unusual weather patterns conspire to push up the price of cooking oil in Burma.


Is the Lady Wrong?

Suddenly everyone is laying into Suu Kyi and arguing that democracy is not a prerequisite for development.

Women’s groups urge Security Council to act on Burma

Women activists the world over on Friday urged Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary General to push the Security Council to...

US senator to visit Burma

United States Senator Jim Webb, representing Virginia state, will visit military-ruled Burma on Sunday “to explore opportunities to advance U.S. interests in Burma and the region”,...

No home work but blind attack

(Opinion) Response on Commentary – “ NCGUB’s shopping or political tour in Indonesia?” By Heng Khur, 4 August 2009. The commentary writer obviously la...

Veteran politician refutes state’s interpretation of federalism

A veteran politician from Shan State, Shwe Ohn, who attended the historic Panglong Conference in 1947, has strongly protested against an article appearing in the ‘New Light of Myanmar’,......

Lawyers meet Aung San Suu Kyi over her residential plot case

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met her four legal counsels today afternoon to discuss the case relating to the sale of a part of her residential plot. Her lawyers,......

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