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Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

White House says US president is 'humbled' to receive award

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Barack Obama Makes History Again with Nobel Peace Prize

Award comes just 11 months after former senator from Illinois became first African-American to be elected president of the United States

Esmet Abel Meguid (file photo)

Arab Reaction Overwhelmingly Positive to Obama Nobel Prize Audio Clip Available

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister, Arab League Secretary-General Esmet Abdel Meguid says Mr. Obama's award appears to be positive development for peace in region

President Obama at the White House, 2 Jul 2009

Muted, Mixed Reaction in Asia to Obama Nobel Peace Prize Audio Clip Available

US president is particularly well-liked in Indonesia where he spent part of his childhood

 Nobel Peace Prize medal

Obama Peace Prize Win Draws Mixed Reaction

Some say decision is premature for leader less than a year into his first term and with no definitive progress in sight on range of foreign policy fronts

US President Barack Obama 14/09/09
US President Barack Obama says he is "humbled" to win the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for his "extraordinary efforts" to promote diplomacy and nuclear disarmament.
The Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, demands an exemption from a key EU charter before he will sign the EU's Lisbon Treaty.

France arrests a researcher at Europe's top particle physics lab who is suspected of links to al-Qaeda, officials say.


Halfway to a Handshake

Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the Burmese junta to help end sanctions. Will the generals do the same?

Suu Kyi Discusses Sanctions with Diplomats

NLD leader Suu Kyi asks Western diplomats to clarify their positions on the aims of their economic sanctions.

Registration of Illegal Migrant Children Proposed

The Thai Cabinet will consider offering illegal migrant children legal registration, which would provide them with security, healthcare and education rights.

Crackdown Underway on Illegal Businesses in Rangoon

Police crack down on illegal businesses in Rangoon, following the ouster of the former Rangoon Division police chief.

Another Torture Victim Flees Burma

An activist speaks to The Irrawaddy from a Thai border town, where he fled after being released following interrogation in Rangoon.

President Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

Aung San Suu Kyi discusses sanctions with diplomats

Detained Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday asked diplomats from the United States, United Kingdom and Australia about their countries’ stand on sanctions,...

Veteran politician Win Tin to undergo eye operation

Veteran politician Win Tin will undergo an eye operation on Friday, his close friend said. The senior member of Burma’s opposition party – the National League for Democracy – has...

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Ostensible verdict against Aung San Suu Kyi

(Commentary) If a ruling of a court is called a verdict, it has to be called a legal judgment and the judgment has to be made by a judge. So far it seems ostens...

Dhaka goes to UN tribunal on maritime boundary dispute

Bangladesh is going to place its maritime boundary dispute to a United Nations tribunal to settle the conflict over territorial waters with India and Burma that threatens...

Senior NLD leaders to meet foreign diplomats

The Central Executive Committee of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party the National League for Democracy has said that they were sounded out for a meeting by western diplomats,...

Army drives wedge between Wa forces

Burmese Army officials have managed to persuade and driven a wedge between members of the ceasefire ethnic armed group the ‘United Wa State Army’ (UWSA) in northern...

Ousted Rangoon police chief detained in Insein Prison

The Rangoon Division Police Chief Pol. Col. Win Naing, who was summarily removed from his post for corruption and because of internal rivalry in the Home Ministry,...

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