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President Barack Obama waves after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore, 14 Nov 2009
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Obama Arrives in Singapore for APEC Summit

US president joins leaders of Pacific Rim economies in meetings to discuss recovery from global financial crisis and promotion of free trade

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he arrives at a hall to deliver speech in Tokyo, Japan

Obama Calls for New Era in Trans-Pacific Relations

During major speech in Tokyo, he says America is determined to partner with Asia to meet the global challenges of today

President Barack Obama (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 13 Nov 2009

Obama, Hatoyama Emphasize Cooperation During Tokyo Visit

Leaders set aside differences to focus on cooperation on everything from war in Afghanistan to climate change

A Haitian child carries a bag of food during a WFP food distribution in Balan, a suburb of Ganthier, 12 Nov 2009

WFP: 1 Billion Hungry People in World

Huge amount of people facing food insecurity prompts UN organization to appeal to individuals for first time

Khalid Sheik Mohammed (File)

US To Try 9/11 Suspects In Civilian Court

Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be tried in a civilian court in New York, along with four co-defendants

Obama at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, 14 November
US President Barack Obama welcomes a bigger international role for China and pledges greater cooperation with Asian countries.

The UK Ministry of Defence says it is investigating new allegations of abuse by its troops during the years they spent in Iraq.

Peru's President Alan Garcia quits a regional summit as his country accuses neighbour Chile of paying an officer for national secrets.

What’s on the Cards When Obama Meets Thein Sein?

The US president touches upon a number subjects that will be raised at the first US-Asean Summit on Sunday—including calls for democracy in Burma.

Obama Says Release Suu Kyi, but Rights Whispers Grow

Despite promises to put human rights on the agenda during his trip to Asia, US President Obama is increasingly seen as soft on the issue.

Cambodia Raises Stakes, as Ties with Thailand Plummet

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen steps up his rhetoric against the current Thai government as he comes under attack for harboring ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Suu Kyi’s Lawyers Appeal Detention

Lawyers for detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi file a new appeal against her 18-month house arrest sentence.

Weekly Business Roundup (November 14, 2009)

Burma and China are to planning to establish direct banking to improve cross-border trade.

Junta continues suppressing freedom of expression: Media Watchdogs

An international and a Burmese press freedom watchdogs on Friday condemned Burma’s military regime for a recent arrest of journalists and bloggers and reminded the international...

High Court accepts Suu Kyi’s revision case application

The High Court today accepted the revision case application filed by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyers. The lawyers filed an appeal case against the lower court’s verdict for...

Burmese currency touches record high

The Burmese currency ‘Kyat’ touched a record high in seven years with the black market exchange rate prevailing below Kyat 1,000 against the US dollar..
Monks boycott junta chief in Sri Lanka

Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–Burmese monks living in Sri Lanka have said they will enact a boycott of religious services for the visiting Burmese junta chief in protest against mistreatment of monks in Burma. - more

UN ‘considers’ Burmese rebels in India

Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–A United Nations body is to finally ‘consider’ granting refugee status to 34 Burmese men appearing in an Indian court on charges of gun smuggling, 11 years after they were arrested. - more

Activists urge halt to Burma tourism

Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–The debate over whether tourists should travel to Burma or not has reignited in Britain as Burmese activists yesterday demonstrated at the World Travel Market Exhibition in London. - more

Dhaka restarts India-Burma pipeline talks

Nov 13, 2009 (DVB)–The Bangladesh government has restarted tri-nation talks over a proposed 950-kilometer gas pipeline to run from western Burma to eastern India, through Bangladesh. - more

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