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Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on 11 October 2009
A panel probing Afghan election fraud finds Hamid Karzai did not gain enough valid votes for an outright win, the BBC learns.

Pakistan's army targets Taliban positions with heavy artillery, as an offensive to wipe out militants in South Waziristan continues.

The UK faces floods, droughts and killer heat waves if the world fails to agree a deal on climate change, Britain's PM warns.

Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) worker takes photograph after looking for patterns of irregularities in Kabul (File)
Mon. 19 Oct 2009 1010 UTC

Afghan Election Fraud Report Expected Monday

Outside observers for the Afghan election have said as many as one out of every three ballots were suspicious

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A Pakistani tribal family who fled from South Waziristan due to military offensive against al-Qaida activists and Taliban militants, Waziristan, Monday, 19 Oct. 2009

Pakistan Continues Waziristan Offensive

Army officers and Taliban spokesmen have claimed early victories in the fighting


Iran Accuses Pakistan, Western Nations of Supporting Attackers

Iran's Revolutionary Guard chief says British, American intelligence officials trained rebels in Pakistan

Inside Iran's uranium conversion facility

Iran Will Continue to Enrich Uranium Itself If Talks Fail

Discussions are expected to focus on a proposal to have Iran ship uranium to Russia and France for conversion to reactor fuel

Darfur rebel chief Bahar Idriss Abu Garda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court at The Hague, 19 Oct 2009

Hague Court Considers Sudanese Rebel Leader Case Audio Clip Available

Bahr Idriss Abu Garda is accused of leading attack against African Union peacekeepers in Darfur two years ago

Detained Min Ko Naing Turns 47

Burmese well-known dissident Min Ko Naing spends his 47th birthday behind bars again.

Indian Troops Step up Burma Border Patrols

India has deployed more troops on its Assam border with Burma to counter illegal drug and arms trading by insurgent groups.

Thailand Urged to Stop Construction of Salween Dams

Fifty-one environmental and human rights groups petition the Thai government to halt construction of dams on the Salween River in Burma.

Civil Society Unwelcome at Asean Summit

A summit of regional leaders due to begin in Thailand on Oct. 23 has brought into relief a rift within the 10-member bloc about the space that should be given to civil society voices at such a gathering.

Thai Billboard with Hitler Causes Diplomatic Flap

A highway billboard using a saluting Adolf Hitler to advertise a Thai wax museum has been covered up after complaints from the Israeli and German ambassadors.

Editorial, Opinion and Analysis

Winning the ‘Peace’ after the ‘Prize’ in Obama’s Burma

(Commentary) Burma seems a long way from Obama’s White House compared to when Laura Bush was there, but Burma still holds an important spotlight during this h...

Assam Rifles ordered to move closer to Burma border

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the Assam Rifles, a paramilitary force based in the North-eastern region, to move closer to the India-Burma border and...

Constitution entrenches junta’s culture of impunity: Report

The international community should not support the Burmese military junta’s 2010 elections because it will entrench military rule and a culture of impunity, the International Centre...

Muslim groups concerned over plight of Rohingya

Muslim organizations from ASEAN have urged regional governments to resolve the Rohingya issue in Burma and conflicts in southern Thailand and Philippine sans military ...

Tin Mya optimistic about 2010 elections

A veteran politician Thakhin Tin Mya is of the opinion that elections in Burma in 2010 would help the country embark on a new political path. Speaking at a function...

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