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Pakistani troops patrol on a hill top post in Ladha, a town in the troubled tribal region of South Waziristan along the Afghan border, 17 Nov 2009

US Ready to Expand Military Help for Pakistan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says US is prepared to expand defense cooperation with Pakistan as quickly as that country wants

Pakistan's army soldiers and rescue workers search bodies in the rubble at site of bomb explosion in Multan, Pakistan, 09 Dec 2009

Bomb Blasts Across Pakistan Kill More Than 70 Since Monday

Reports say one damaged building belongs to the country's main spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks during a joint press conference with unseen Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, 08 Dec 2009
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US Defense Secretary Robert Gates talks during a joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (unseen) at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, 08 Dec 2009

Gates to US Troops: 'We're in . . . to Win' in Afghanistan

US defense secretary in Kabul tells Afghan leaders they need to move faster to increase the size, competence of their security

Iraqi security forces and rescuers search for survivors at the site of a bomb attack near the new Finance Ministry in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 Dec 2009

Car-Bombs Kill Over 100, Wound More than 400 in Baghdad

Reports say three of the blasts were coordinated, taking place within several minutes of each other

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Smoke billows after an explosion in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on 8 December 2009.
A series of car bombings kills at least 127 people and wounds 448 in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Karzai appeals for forces funding
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai warns it will take 15 years before the country is able to fund its own security forces.

Last decade 'warmest on record'
The first decade of this century has been the warmest on record, says the UN's World Meteorological Organization.

Unsung Heroes in Our Midst

It's high time to recognize the sacrifice of Burma's soldier dissidents, whose plight is largely ignored by the advocates of democracy.

More Refugees Expected When DKBA Becomes Border Guard

Thousands of new refugees are expected to seek shelter in Thailand when the DKBA becomes a border guard force under the Burmese junta, say aid workers.

Detained US Citizen On Hunger Strike

Burmese-American citizen Nyi Nyi Aung has been on hunger strike in Insein Prison for four days.

Burmese Officers Train with UN on Child Soldiers Prevention

Burmese army officers are participating in a UN-backed five-day training course this week on preventing the recruitment of child soldiers.

Monarchies and Political Systems Discussed in Bangkok

Four ambassadors from Europe and Japan discuss the monarchy and political system of their respective countries in a discussion at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University.

Philippine Orders 2,400 Gunmen to Disarm

Gunmen loyal to a powerful clan accused in the Philippines' worst political massacre clashed with police in the first reported violence since martial law was imposed in the southern region.

HRW: Junta needs to do more on child soldiers

The Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday that the training course conducted by the Burmese military junta to prevent recruitment of children into the military is...

Burmese performers enthrall Northeast India

It was an evening of cultural integration, an evening of colours when the divine Assamese culture was showcased along with the lively and invigorating tradition of...
Senior UN official pledges Burma support

Dec 8, 2009 (DVB)–The UN’s assistant secretary-general yesterday expressed a “strong commitment” to helping Burma reach the Millennium Development Goals during talks with the Burmese junta. - more

Wa army may install SPDC official

Dec 8, 2009 (DVB)–Burma’s largest ceasefire group will not bow to government pressure and transform into a border guard force, but may install a Burmese army official within its senior rank. - more

Detained US citizen on hunger strike

Dec 8, 2009 (DVB)–The Burmese-born US citizen currently detained in a Rangoon prison on charges of fraud is staging a hunger strike, his aunt has said. - more

Thieves steal $400,000 worth of gold

Dec 7, 2009 (DVB)–Police in central Burma are investigating a jewelry shop robbery in which thieves made off with a horde of gold bracelets and diamond rings, a source close to the shop owners said. - more

Stiglitz and the Master of Puppets

Dr Zarni

Dec 7, 2009 (DVB)–The long list of dignitaries with whom Burma’s junta chief has played ‘engagement’ attests to his masterfully strategic use of iconic figures for public relations purposes. Stiglitz may be next. - more

Monk given two-year sentence

Dec 7, 2009 (DVB)–A monk who appeared at the Rangoon courtroom on the day Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced in August has been imprisoned for two years, family sources said. - more

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