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Iranian Opposition: Security Forces Clash With Protesters in Central Iran

Opposition Web sites say security forces cracked down Wednesday on rallies in memory of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri

Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Ali Montazeri in October 2008
Police and opposition supporters clash in Iran during a memorial for a leading dissident cleric, opposition websites say.

Colombian governor's body found
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe accuses rebels of killing a regional governor, less than a day after they kidnapped him.

Plane overshoots Jamaica runway
More than 40 people are hurt as an American Airlines plane overshoots a runway in Kingston, Jamaica, officials say.

Russia to Sell 20 MiG-29 Fighters to Burma

Russia is to supply Burma with a further 20 MiG-29 jet fighters, according to the news agency Agence France-Presse, quoting the Russian daily Kommersant.

Nyi Nyi Aung Tortured: Feedom Now

Freedom Now have accused Burmese authorities of torturing detained US citizen Nyi Nyi Aung.

Ethnic Media Groups Eye FM Radio

FM radio is seen as the most effective medium to educate ethnic groups about the 2010 election, say ethnic media groups.

Villagers Ordered to Attend Kachin Dam Opening

Kachin villagers whose land will be flooded are pressed to attend the opening ceremony for Myitsone Dam on the Irrawaddy River.

Report:Weapons Flight Heading to Iran

The flight plan for an aircraft seized in Thailand with a load of illicit North Korean arms and ammunition shows that the mysterious plane was headed to Iran, a new report from arms trafficking researchers says.
Financial crisis hurts garment industry in Burma
Burma’s garment industry in industrial zones is on a downhill slide due to ...
Elder brother objects to renovation of Suu Kyi’s home Aung San Oo, elder brother of Aung San Suu Kyi, has objected to the renovation of ...
Foreign tourists prohibited from Naga festival Foreign tourists have been prohibited from attending the Naga New Year ...
Revival of delta mangroves begins

Dec 23, 2009 (DVB)–In a bid to rejuvenate Burma’s cyclone-stricken Irrawaddy delta, a Burmese environmental group is replanting swathes of mangrove forests and boosting the breeding of salt water fish. - more

Suu Kyi’s brother lodges house complaint

Dec 23, 2009 (DVB)–Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s proposal to renovate her Rangoon house-cum-prison has been met with resistance from her estranged brother, who claims part-ownership. - more

Russia to deliver 20 fighter jets to Burma

Dec 23, 2009 (AFP)–Russia has signed a contract to deliver 20 MiG-29 fighter planes to military-run Burma, the Russian daily Kommersant reported Wednesday. - more

Pro-junta activists hospitalized after attack

Dec 23, 2009 (DVB)–Five members of a pro-government political group in Rangoon have been hospitalized after an attack by another proxy government organization, with both sides now pressing charges. - more

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