Mr. Obama says he must be skeptical about whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, but if more troops are needed to defeat al-Qaida, then US will do what is required
Meeting is set to take place Tuesday on sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York
Men arrested for making false statements in a counter-terrorism investigation
Meanwhile, Taliban leader, Mullah Omar warns that US and NATO forces will face defeat in Afghanistan
International Organization for Migration's study says 58 percent of IDP families in Diyala and 60 percent in Baghdad are without a source of income
President Obama says Russian opposition had no bearing on his decision to scrap the US plan for a missile shield in Europe.
An oil trading firm agrees to pay $45m compensation to people in Ivory Coast who say they were made ill by dumped chemicals.
Schools should not use "un-Islamic" textbooks distributed by the UN in Somalia, an Islamist spokesman says.
|Pressure on Burma’s ruling regime must not relent until all of the country’s political prisoners have been freed.|
|By WAI MOE|
|At least 87 political dissidents were among the more than 7,000 prisoners released this week, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners—Burma.|
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| The two Singapore banks named in a report on missing Burma gas money have denied holding billions of dollars for the military junta. |
|By SAW YAN NAING|
| 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. |
|By KO HTWE|
| An appeal by Aung San Suu Kyi against last month’s conviction and sentence was adjourned on Friday until October 2. |
|By KHIN NYEIN THIT|
|In the 21 years since the military seized power in Burma, the country has lost many of its best and brightest citizens.|
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... 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...
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(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 ...