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Pakistani army helicopters fly over headquarters after attack by gunmen in Rawalpindi, 10 Oct 2009
Sun. 11 Oct 2009 0810 UTC

Commandos Free 39 Hostages, Ending Militant Siege in Pakistan

Four militants, two soldiers and three hostages were killed during the operation; another wounded militant was captured

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Coordinated Bombings Kill 16 in Western Iraq

Dozens of others have been wounded in a series of car bombs Sunday in the western city of Ramadi

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Fighting Continues Between Government, Rebels in Yemen Audio Clip Available

Both sides appear to be trying to improve their positions in the build-up to an impending ceasefire

Armenian Foreign Minister Edouard Nalbandian, left, and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during the signing ceremony of a peace accord in Zurich, Switzerland

After Accord Signing, Turkey Presses Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh

Landmark agreement reached after US secretary of state helped resolve last minute glitch

Polish President Lech Kaczynski signs EU's Lisbon Treaty at presidential palace in Warsaw, 10 Oct 2009

Poland Ratifies EU Treaty Audio Clip Available

Poland becomes 26
Pakistani troops in Islamabad, 11/10/2009
Pakistan vows to hit back "imminently" against militants in South Waziristan, after an embarrassing attack on army HQ.

Three blasts rock the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding 61, police say.

Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has died while on holiday in Majorca, according to the Irish band's website.

Than Shwe Reaffirms Election Stance

In a speech to veterans, Burma’s military strongman indicates that he has no intention of changing course on next year’s election, despite domestic and international criticism.

Out of Reach and Often Out of Range

Mobile phones remain a luxury that few Burmese can afford; and for those that do have them, there is the constant frustration of poor reception.

Weekly Business Roundup (October 10, 2009)

The United States admits its sanctions legislation to cut off profits to the Burmese junta from precious stones has so far been largely unsuccessful.

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.

Junta said to be supplying chemical mortars to army

In what seems to be a sinister design, the Burmese military junta, while reinforcing its troops in Shan state for a massive offensive against ethnic ceasefire groups,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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