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Kenyan terror suspect Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan talks to a relative on a mobile phone in the Nairobi High Court (2004 File)
Tue. 15 Sep 2009 0809 UTC

Raid in Somalia Kills Kenyan Wanted by FBI

U.S. officials say the attack killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, whom authorities have linked to al-Qaida

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Workers count ballots at the Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, 27 Aug 2009

Afghan ECC Orders Recount at 10 Percent of Voting Sites

Electoral Complaints Commission Grant Kippen said Tuesday officials will need to audit and recount votes at about 2,500 polling sites

Relatives of Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi hold his pictures during a protest in the garden of the defense ministry in Baghdad (2008 File)

Iraqi Prison Releases Reporter Who Threw Shoes at Bush

Muntazer al-Zaidi's brother says reporter was released after serving nine months in prison for offense

South Korean Kim Dae-hong, 91, left, and Lim Jae-shil, 85, look at their application forms to reunite with family members living in North Korea (Aug 2009 file photo)

North, South Korea Exchange Lists for Coveted Family Reunions

Exchange will help each side narrow down final list of 100 Koreans each who are considered prime candidates for six-day reunion at North's Mount Kumgang resort

Yukio Hatoyama, who will be Japan's next prime minister, addresses members of his Democratic Party of Japan at a meeting in Tokyo, 15 Sep 2009

New Japanese Prime Minister Takes Office Wednesday Audio Clip Available

Yukio Hatoyama of the Democratic Party of Japan campaigned on promise of change

Muntadar al-Zaidi in a news conference after his release
The Iraqi man who was jailed after throwing shoes at George W Bush says he was tortured by senior government officials.

Somali Islamists will avenge the killing of a top al-Qaeda suspect by US forces, a top commander tells the BBC.

Concerns about India's preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games are valid, a top Indian sports official says.

Suu Kyi Blocked from Attending Appeal Hearing

Burma's police refuse to take Suu Kyi to the court hearing her appeal against her sentence.

Monks under the Eye of the Junta

A propaganda campaign and continued surveillance are signs the regime keeps a close watch on monks in Burma.

Was Win Tin Speaking for Suu Kyi?

There is growing speculation among Burma observers that an opinion piece that appeared in The Washington Post last week actually expressed the views of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Three Daughters Form Democratic Party

Ex-premier U Nu’s daughter and two other daughters of former politicians will head a new party—the Democratic Party—it was announced on Monday.

Vietnam Think Tank Disbands to Decry Restrictions

Vietnamese scholars disbanded the country's first independent think tank to protest a government decree that went into effect restricting the right to conduct and publish research.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Why the NLD should and will compete in the 2010 elections

(Commentary) Much has been said and written about the (un) willingness of the National League for Democracy (NLD) to participate in the general elections the Bu...

Resurgent Win Naing asks junta to share 40 per cent power

Veteran politician Win Naing, who has come out of hibernation, has urged the military regime to go in for 40 per cent power sharing in the forthcoming 2010 general elections....

New political party floated

A new political party dubbed the Democratic Party, floated by former politicians will be contesting the forthcoming general elections in 2010, as it feels the polls are an opportunity to......

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