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Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili
Mon. 14 Sep 2009 1209 UTC

Iran Agrees to Talks with Major Powers in October

Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili agrees to launch talks in phone conversation with EU foreign policy chief

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President Barack Obama (file photo)

Obama to Make Speech on Financial Sector

White House officials say president will urge companies to avoid risky investments, support regulations that would help businesses avoid future crisis

An image made from video, provided by IntelCenter shows a frame from the video released by al-Qaida showing a still image of Osama bin Laden, 14 Sep 2009

New Bin Laden Tape Calls Obama Powerless to Stop Afghanistan War Audio Clip Available

Latest audio recording again attempts to justify al-Qaeda's September 11, 2001 terror attack on the U.S. as being part of the group's quest for the liberation of Palestine


Suspected US Missile Kills 4 in Northwest Pakistan

Officials say the missile was fired early Monday at a Taliban vehicle in a village near the region's main town of Miran Shah

A woman walks by tires displayed at a tire shop in Beijing, 14 Sep 2009

China Responds to New US Tariffs With Anti-Dumping Investigation Audio Clip Available

China says it is investigating alleged dumping of U.S. auto and chicken products in the Chinese market, a possible step toward imposing tariffs on these goods

(L to R) Tanvir Hussain, Abdulla Ahmed Ali and Assad Sarwar
Three men who plotted to blow up transatlantic flights with liquid bombs receive minimum jail terms of 32 to 40 years.

At least 18 women and children die in a stampede to get free flour in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

President Obama will call for Congress to overhaul the regulatory regime, one year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Beijing’s Influence on Junta ‘Overstated’: ICG

In a new report, an international think tank has labeled the Chinese government’s influence on the Burmese junta “overstated.”

Chinese Blood on Burmese Soil

Peng Jiasheng, the Kokang leader, speaks to The Irrawaddy about the reasons for the recent offensive, the role of China, the allegations of illegal drug trafficking, the proposed border guard force, and the future of ethnic minorities in Burma.

Female Dissident Put in Solitary Confinement: AAPP

88 Generation Students group member Nobel Aye is put under solitary confinement in Monywa prison for unknown reasons, say a leading rights group.

Crackdown on Burmese Dissidents in Chiang Mai

Ten Burmese women activists in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, were arrested in a surprise raid by Thai police on Sunday and are now in custody.

Retired Military Personnel to Form Political Party

An organization of retired military personnel will form a political party to choose candidates to contest seats in all districts and states in the 2010 election.

Offices of Burmese groups in Thailand raided

Unprecedented security checks has led to Thailand’s police raiding the offices of some Burmese opposition groups based in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai city on Sunday,...

Defector KNLA Captain killed in ambush

A former Karen National Liberation Army Captain, who defected to the Burmese Army, was killed in an attack by his former battalion, sources in the KNLA said. Captain Ta Baw,......

‘Total will remain in Burma’: Chief

Chief of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, on Friday made it absolutely clear that the company does not have any political agenda and that it would not move...

HIV/AIDS voluntary groups to register with health ministry

The Burmese Ministry of Health has directed a network of voluntary groups, which are providing assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS, to register with the ministry. The National...

Webb to hold congressional hearing on Burma

US senator Jim Webb announced on Thursday that he will hold a congressional hearing on the impact and effectiveness of United States policy on Burma, according to a statement......

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