Opposition Web sites say security forces cracked down Wednesday on rallies in memory of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri
- US Jetliner Overshoots Runway in Jamaica, Injuries Reported
- India Says At Least 12 Possible Terror Attacks Thwarted in 2009
- NY Times: Closure of Guantanamo Prison Will Take Longer Than Expected
- Hundreds Attend Public Hearing on Plan to Transfer Guantanamo Detainees to US Prison
- Well Known Chinese Dissident Goes on Trial for Subversion
- Missing Governor Found Dead in Colombia
- Weather Affecting Holiday Plans Worldwide
- White House Warns Iran to Meet Nuclear Deal Deadline
- US Cites 'Fissure' in Iranian Society
- Iran's President Derides Obama and US
- Iran Government Supporters Rally Against Opposition
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.
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|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.|
|By LALIT K JHA|
| Freedom Now have accused Burmese authorities of torturing detained US citizen Nyi Nyi Aung. |
|By LAWI WENG|
| FM radio is seen as the most effective medium to educate ethnic groups about the 2010 election, say ethnic media groups. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
| Kachin villagers whose land will be flooded are pressed to attend the opening ceremony for Myitsone Dam on the Irrawaddy River. |
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
|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.|
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