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In this photo released by the Iranian semi-official Mehr News Agency, Revolutionary Guard's Zelzal missile is launched in a drill, Sunday 27 Sept. 2009, near Qom, south of Tehran
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Iran Tests Missiles, International Tensions Rise

Top officer says Iran will test-launch the medium-range Shabab 1 and Shabab 2 late Sunday, and the long-range Shabab-3 on Monday

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President Obama, accompanied by French President Sarkozy (not seen) and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, makes statement on Iran in Pittsburgh, 25 Sep 2009

World Powers to Demand 'Unfettered Access' to Iran Nuclear Site

Diplomats From US, 5 other powers to meet Iranian delegation Tuesday

Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb explosion in a commercial district in Peshawar, Pakistan on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009

Death Toll Rises in Pakistan Bombings

Officials say they pulled more bodies from the rubble in Bannu Sunday

Herat Province, Afghanistan

Afghan Energy Minister Survives Deadly Explosion

The Taliban say they carried out the car bombing targeting Minister Ismail Khan Sunday; explosion kills four people in the western city of Herat

ISAF soldier shouts at journalists to move away from site of car bomb blast outside entrance to military airport in Kabul, 08 Sep 2009

Afghanistan Assessment Sparks Renewed Debate in Washington

President Obama says he is in the process of reviewing his own strategy as General Stanley McChrystal says without additional forces the efforts in Afghanistan face possible failure

Chancellor Merkel casting her ballot
Chancellor Angela Merkel wins Germany's election, exit polls say, and may have enough votes to build a centre-right coalition.

Rescue efforts mount in the Philippines after floods kill at least 73 people and drive 250,000 from their homes.

Film director Roman Polanski is in custody in Switzerland, facing extradition to the US on charges of having sex with a girl aged 13.

In search of the truth about Burmese tourism
Letters from Burma by Aung San Suu Kyi (Penguin). Columns by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, written in the 1990s for a Japanese newspaper, on subjects from ...
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MALAYSIA: Gov't Urged to Stem the Tide of Child Trafficking
Inter Press Service
The 13-year-old girl from Kachin state, in northern Burma, thinks herself fortunate compared to other trafficked children who have been forced into the ...
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Monks’ Struggle Continues Behind Bars

Two years after the Saffron Revolution, imprisoned monks continue their struggle—to maintain their vows and preserve their dignity.

China Tells Burmese Junta to Protect Chinese Residents

Beijing has urged Burma’s rulers to take better care of Chinese citizens living in a border region where clashes flared last month.

Suu Kyi Offers to Help Lift Sanctions

Aung San Suu Kyi has written a letter to the head of Burma’s ruling junta with suggestions about how to get Western sanctions lifted.

Weekly Business Roundup (September 26, 2009)

The change of US government policy to permit talks with the Burmese government while maintaining economic sanctions could be a “positive step forward,” says the human rights group that recently exposed how the regime siphons off billions of dollars from gas income.

Campbell to Lead US Burma Engagement

The US Department of State announced that Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell would lead US policy talks with the Burmese government.

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