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President Barack Obama (file photo)
Sun. 20 Sep 2009 1509 UTC

Obama: Afghan Decisions Will Not Based on 'Politics of the Moment'

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

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President Barack Obama (file photo)

Israeli and Palestinian Leaders to Meet Obama at UN Audio Clip Available

Meeting is set to take place Tuesday on sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York

FBI agents get ready to search the apartment of Najibullah Zazi in Aurora, Colorado, 16, Sep 2009

US Arrests Three Men in Suspected Bomb Plot

Men arrested for making false statements in a counter-terrorism investigation

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (file)

Afghan President Calls on Taliban to Join Peace Process

Meanwhile, Taliban leader, Mullah Omar warns that US and NATO forces will face defeat in Afghanistan

Iraqi IDP's watching during a visit by UN's deputy high commissioner for refugees, at the Chikouk camp in Baghdad's Kadhimiya district (File)

Internally Displaced Iraqis Lack Basic Needs Audio Clip Available

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

PAC-3 Patriot Missile (file image)
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.


Don’t Let the Junta off the Hook

Pressure on Burma’s ruling regime must not relent until all of the country’s political prisoners have been freed.

More Political Prisoners Released: AAPP

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.

Weekly Business Roundup (September 19, 2009)

The two Singapore banks named in a report on missing Burma gas money have denied holding billions of dollars for the military junta.

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.

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.

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 ...

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