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U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal (r) commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan and German Colonel Georg Klein at site of bombing near Kunduz, 05 Sep 2009
Mon. 21 Sep 2009 0709 UTC

Leaked Report Urges More Troops for Afghanistan

Accounts of report, written by top US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, says he also calls for new strategic approach to reverse Taliban gains

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Najibullah Zazi arrives at Byron G. Rogers Federal Building in downtown Denver, 17 Sep 2009

Afghan Terror Plot Suspects to Appear in US Court

Najibullah Zazi, Wais Afzali, legal permanent residents of US, and Mohammed Wali Zazi, a US citizen, will appear in court, they could face eight years in prison if convicted

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Research Group: US Economy Will Improve

Conference Board says index of leading indicators rose six-tenths of a percent in August

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 Audio Clip Available

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

Hafiz Mohammad Saeed (File photo)

Pakistan Restricts Leader of Group Accused in Mumbai Terror Attack

Police say they stopped militant group founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed as he was leaving home for Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking end of Ramadan

US troops in Afghanistan, June 2009
The US mission in Afghanistan will "fail" unless troops are increased, the top military commander there says in a confidential report.

Renault receive a two-year suspended ban from Formula 1 over their role in fixing last year's Singapore Grand Prix.

The US communications regulator proposes new rules that would require ISPs to respect the principle of "network neutrality".

He [Ban Ki-moon] reiterates his call on the Myanmar authorities to take further steps to ensure the release of remaining political prisoners, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, as a necessary step towards a credible process of national reconciliation and democratic transition.
— Michele Montas, spokeswoman for UN Secretary-General

Thai Nationalism Heats Up

The Peoples’ Alliance for Democracy and others have ignited the nationalism issue in Thailand, which will probably flare up again as a new election nears.


Release of Prisoners a Token Gesture

The Burmese regime’s release of a handful of political prisoners—while continuing to crack down on dissidents—is fooling no one.

Army General Arrested Following Kokang Offensive

A commanding officer based in Laogai has been arrested following his failure to detain Kokang leader Peng Jaisheng and his brothers.

Crackdown Threats Remain

Thai security officials have ordered several Burmese opposition groups to close their offices in towns on the Thai-Burmese border.

Mong Takes Bronze in Japan

A 12-year-old Shan boy, who made headlines after being denied then permitted a Thai passport to compete in a paper plane contest in Japan, places third.

One Disaster after Another

First Cyclone Nargis, now an infestation of rats with many farmers in the Irrawaddy delta forced to contemplate another ruined rice harvest.
Redshirts Vow to Continue Protests
The Redshirt protest in Bangkok ended peacefully on Saturday with the former prime minister warning that Thailand risks becoming “a failed state.”

Stray army bullet hits woman

Sept 21, 2009 (DVB)–A young woman hit by a stray army bullet last week whilst working on her farm in central Burma has reportedly been forced to claim responsibility, according to locals in her town. - more

Monks lead International Peace Day march

Sept 21, 2009 (DVB)–Around 100 people led by monks marked International Peace Day today by marching through the Thai town of Mae Sot, close to the border with Burma. - more

Riot training given to Rangoon civilians

Sept 21, 2009 (DVB)–Riot training is being offered by local authorities to hundreds of jobless men in Burma’s former capital of Rangoon, a resident of the city said yesterday. - more

More than 100 political prisoners released

Sept 21, 2009 (DVB)–At least 115 activists, politicians and journalists were among the 7000 prisoners released by the Burmese junta last week, according to an exiled prisoner advocacy group. - more

Junta’s amnesty: showcase or Real?

(Analysis) The junta’s most recent amnesty to over 7000 prisoners has triggered myriad speculations with some believing it is another attempt at mollifying the international community,...

NLD requests meeting with detained leaders

Members of the central executive committee of Burma’s major opposition – the National League for Democracy – have requested for permission from the junta to meet...

Aung San Suu Kyi has low blood pressure

Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is suffering from low blood pressure, her doctor said, after a medical check-up on Sunday, the first since she came back to......

US embassy official meets detained citizen in Burma

The US embassy in Rangoon has received consular access to detained citizen, Kyaw Zaw Lwin, on Sunday, weeks after he was arrested. “The U.S. embassy received consular...

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