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CIA director Leon Panetta
Fri. 18 Sep 2009 1609 UTC

CIA Chief: Karzai Apparent Afghan Election Winner

In exclusive VOA interview, Leon Panetta says even if suspect ballots are discounted, President Hamid Karzai will in all likelihood win re-election

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US Hits UN Gaza Report for Excess Focus on Israel Audio Clip Available

Washington wants efforts to get Israel and Palestinians back to peace negotiations

US Mideast envoy George Mitchell (L) meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in West Bank city of Ramallah, 18 Sep 2009

US Envoy Ends Israeli-Palestinian Meetings with No Deal in Hand Audio Clip Available

George Mitchell unable to bridge gap between Israelis and Palestinians over question of Jewish settlement expansion in West Bank

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responds during q&a session at Brookings Institution in Washington, 18 Sep 2009

Clinton: US is Not Shelving Missile Defense Plan Audio Clip Available Video clip available

In policy speech Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defends Obama administration's new approach to missile defense in Europe

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow, 11 Sep 2009

Putin Lauds Obama for Scrapping Missile Defense System in Europe

Russian prime minister says he hopes other measures to improve ties will follow

Barack Obama at the White House on 16 September
Barack Obama rejects the idea that racism is the main factor behind protests against his planned healthcare reforms.

The Iranian president's latest denial of the Nazi Holocaust provokes strong condemnation from Western powers.

California's governor has hours in which to submit proposals to slash the state's oversized prison population by 40,000.

A Country of Fallen Stars

In the 21 years since the military seized power in Burma, the country has lost many of its best and brightest citizens.

250 Political Prisoners Expected to be Freed

Forty-three Burmese political prisoners are now free and a total of 250 are expected to be pardoned in an amnesty of 7,114 prisoners.

Rangoon Court Postpones Suu Kyi Appeal Hearing

An appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi against last month’s conviction and sentence was adjourned on Friday until October 2.

Free-spending Singer Buys Attention

A former army major attacks the Rangoon music scene, splashing his picture with beautiful models across giant billboards and offering attention-getting promotions.

Terror Mastermind Noordin Top Killed in Indonesia

The death of militant mastermind Noordin Muhammed Top during a raid on his hide-out has struck at the heart of the terrorist network behind a deadly campaign of suicide attacks in Indonesia.

Bodaw Than Hla was among the prisoners released on Friday. Photo, Mizzima. Bodaw Than Hla,...Eint Khine Oo, reporter of the Rangoon-based Ecovision Journal, who was arrested and...

Astrologer among released

Bodaw Than Hla was among the prisoners released on Friday. Photo, Mizzima. Bodaw Than Hla,...

Junta’s amnesty welcomed in midst of discontent

While welcoming the release of a few political prisoners, a veteran politician on Friday said, ‘it is not enough’ and deplored the ruling junta for using the release of political...

UN Rapporteur urged to probe nationality verification

The Thai Labour and Human Rights Groups have submitted a petition to the United Nations Special Rapporteur Jorge A. Bustamante demanding an urgent investigation of...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

" I was accused of being a bomber"

(Interview) The Thingangyun Township National League for Democracy (NLD) party chairman U Tin Mya (74), who was accused of being involved in a bombing case and ...

Two journalists among freed prisoners

Reporter Eint Khaing Oo and Editor Kyaw Kyaw Thant, arrested for reporting about victims of Cyclone Nargis, were among those freed from Insein prison on Friday. The Editor of......

Court to give decision on Suu Kyi appeal on Oct 2

The Rangoon divisional court on Friday heard arguments on an appeal against the verdict of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and scheduled October 2 for announcing...

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