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John Yettaw - image released by Myanmar News Agency, May 2009
Burma is to deport the US man whose uninvited visit to opposition leader Suu Kyi led to her trial, a US senator says.

A suicide car bomb explodes outside the Nato headquarters in the Afghan capital, killing seven people, officials say.

Taiwan's president apologises for the slow official response to Typhoon Morakot which has killed at least 120 people.

US soldier reacts after suicide car bomb explosion near main gate of NATO's headquarters in Kabul, 15 Aug 2009
Sat. 15 Aug 2009 0908 UTC

Car Bomb Explodes in Kabul Outside NATO HQ, Near US Embassy

Suicide attack kills 7, wounds nearly 100, including children

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Combination of file pictures shows Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (L) and US Senator Jim Webb (R)

US Senator Meets Burma's Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi Audio Clip Available

Unprecedented access to opposition leader comes just days after her house arrest was extended to another 18 months

Members of militant Islamic group Jund Ansar Allah stand guard as Abdel-Latif Moussa speaks during Friday prayers in Rafah, 14 Aug 2009

Leader of Al-Qaida Inspired Group in Gaza Killed

Hardline cleric Abdel-Latif Moussa dead following gunbattle that killed at least 20 people, wounded more than 120

Indian PM Manmohan Singh, wearing blue turban, addresses nation on Independence Day, from rampart of the Red Fort monument in New Delhi, 15 Aug 2009

Worried India Celebrates Independence

During celebration, PM Manmohan Singh pledges to meet main challenges before country - wiping out terrorism, and returning economy to high growth path

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Mashhad, 21 Mar 2009

Iranian Reformists Challenge Supreme Leader

Letter asks one of highest clerical bodies to examine whether Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has become incapable of fulfilling 'constitutional duties'

She was convicted even before she was arrested.
—Aung San Suu Kyi’s Lawyer, Kyi Wynn

US Senator Meets Than Shwe, Suu Kyi

The head of Burma’s military junta meets with US Senator Jim Webb in Naypyidaw and allows the senator to meet with pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

NLD Members Invited to Naypyidaw

Four members of the Burmese opposition’s central committee have been invited by the military authorities to the capital, though they have not been told why.

Suu Kyi Remains Upbeat Says Her Lawyer

Speaking exclusively to The Irrawaddy, Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer Kyi Wynn says she is upbeat and cheerful in the face of her recent conviction.

Are Monks Preparing to Return to the Streets?

Buddhist monks are showing signs of unrest following the Burmese junta’s decision to place Aung San Suu Kyi under a further 18 months of house arrest.

EU Sanctions Target Burmese State-run Media

The European Union has added Burmese junta mouthpieces to its list of sanctions targets in response to the court ruling against pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Washington Hopes Webb Can Clarify Its Policy to Junta

Junta led by Snr-Gen Than Shwe is set to meet an American senator at Naypyidaw this weekend just days after Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted and returned to house arrest.

US citizen Yettaw to be deported

The Burmese military junta agreed to deport US national John William Yettaw, who was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday, for illegally breaking into Aung San Suu Kyi’s......

Webb meets Aung San Suu Kyi

In a significant development, which came as a surprise, US Senator Jim Webb, visiting Burma as part of a whistle stop tour of five Asian countries, on Saturday met detained......

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Is US Senator Webb on a mercy mission to Burma

(Analysis) A prominent US politician, Senator Jim Webb has arrived in Burma’s capital Naypitdaw and is expected to meet the country’s reclusive leader, Gene...

Thailand urges Asean for a consensus on Burma

Thailand has circulated a letter to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to bring about a consensus urging for a pardon and release of Aung San Suu ...

Regulations imposed on beans and pulses market

The Burmese military regime has regulated the export and prices of beans and pulses through the ‘Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry’...

The politics of dam construction along the Salween

The dislocation of between 5,000 and 6,000 Burmese to Thailand in the past two months has thus far been reported as a military thrust against the Karen National Union by......

KIO trains administrative staff

The Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), which has refused to transform itself to a Border Guard Force (BGF), is imparting military training to departmental staff members now...

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