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Germany Marks 20th Anniversary of Collapse of Berlin Wall

European heads of state and dignitaries from the United States began arriving in Berlin late Sunday to join German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the celebrations

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Iran Charges 3 US Detainees with Espionage

Three Americans were detained on July 31 for entering Iran illegally, after they apparently strayed across the border while on a hike in northern Iraq

Pakistani police officers examine the wreckage of a rickshaw at the site of suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan, 09 Nov 2009

Suicide Bomber Kills 3 in Northwestern Pakistan

Police say the suicide bomber detonated his explosives Monday at a checkpoint on a frequently traveled road that runs around Peshawar

The venue of the APEC summit, in Singapore, 08 Nov 2009

APEC Economies Report Improved Trade Finance, Discuss Free Trade Audio Clip Available

Survey released during APEC meetings in Singapore shows an improvement in financing trade in more than half of their economies


China Executes Nine Ethnic Uighurs in July Unrest

Official Xinhua news agency says the nine are the first of those convicted in the riots to be executed

World leaders past and president join thousands of Berliners marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Three young Americans detained in Iran over alleged illegal entry are to be charged with spying, a state news agency says.

US firm Kraft launches a £9.8bn ($16.6bn) hostile takeover for UK confectioner Cadbury, taking its bid directly to shareholders.

Jail Unites Ex-MIS Officers and their Victims

Former Burmese military intelligence officials jailed after the fall of their boss, Gen Khin Nyunt, in October 2004 are reportedly nurturing contacts, and even making friends, with political prisoners.

Suu Kyi ‘Satisfied’ with US Talks

The pro-democracy leader says she is “satisfied” with her talks with the recent US delegation.

Than Shwe to Visit Sri Lanka

Burmese state-run media announces Than Shwe will go to Sri Lanka.

Low Expectations

President Barack Obama and Burmese Premier Thein Sein may meet at the US-Asean Summit in Singapore on Sunday, but expectations are low.

Karen Military Leader Captured by Junta Troops

Lt-Col Lay Wah, the leader of the Karen Peace Front, is arrested by the Burmese military in Three Pagodas Pass.

Land confiscation begins with pipeline project

Local residents in Kyuakphyu Township of Arakan State in Western Burma have alleged that authorities have not paid compensation, despite assurances, for the 150 acres of...

Japan to enhance cooperation with Burma and Mekong countries

In the event of political progress in Burma, Japan will enhance aid to the country, according to Japanese Prime Minister in a regional summit in Tokyo. The Japanese Prime Minister,......
Fresh charge for US detainee in Burma

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–A new charge of possessing foreign currency has been leveled at the Burmese-born United States’ citizen currently standing trial in Burma, his lawyer said. - more

Is ASEAN guilty of ‘selective interference’?

Francis Wade

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–With the ASEAN chief last week wading into the Thailand-Cambodia diplomatic spat, it would appear that the bloc’s policy of non-interference has been swapped for ‘selective interference’. - more

Japanese aid dependent on Suu Kyi’s release

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–Japan is willing to provide more humanitarian aid to Burma but only on condition that detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is released, Tokyo said on Saturday. - more

Man dies during police interrogation

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–A man accused of stealing a vacuum flask has died after being beaten by police during interrogation in central Burma, according to locals. - more

Military intelligence official kidnapped

Nov 9, 2009 (DVB)–Armed men in Burma’s northeastern Shan state have kidnapped an official from the government’s Military Affairs Security unit, locals said last week. - more

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