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Iranian opposition protestor
Photo: AP

This photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran shows an Iranian protestor holding a green cloth, the symbolic color of Iranian opposition, as he flashes the victory sign, during anti-government protest in Tehran, Iran, 27 Dec 2009

Iranian Opposition Groups: Police Arrest 5 Prominent Activists

Opposition Web sites say three advisers to Iran's opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi were detained, including his top aide

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Photo obtained by AP shows protesters in Tehran, 27 Dec
A number of opposition figures are arrested in Iran, a day after violent protests left at least eight people dead.

Deadly bomb hits Pakistan march
At least 20 people are killed in a bomb attack on a Shia Muslim march in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say

Disinfectants 'train' superbugs
Disinfectants used to curb the spread of bacteria could effectively train them to become resistant to antibiotics, research suggests.

Rohingya Issue to be Focus of Talks

The Burmese deputy foreign minister will focus on the Rohingya issue and other border issues when he visits Dhaka on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Kachin Villagers Resist Order to Relocate

Efforts by Burmese authorities to persuade the first of about 15,000 affected Kachin villagers to move to new homes to make way for a hydro-electric dam project are meeting with resistance.

Birthday Anniversary of Monk Leader

The 130th anniversary of the birth of the revered Burmese monk U Ottama (1979-1939) will be celebrated in Sittwe and in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh this month.

Thailand Sends Hmong Back to Laos

Thailand sent army troops with shields and batons to evict some 4,000 ethnic Hmong asylum seekers and send them back to Laos.

New Form of Malaria Threatens Thai-Cambodia Border

Once curable diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria are rapidly mutating into aggressive strains that resist drugs. The reason: The misuse of the very drugs.

Thailand and Malaysia Move to Mend Fences

The Muslim insurgency in Thailand's south has taken a toll on relations with neighboring Malaysia, but now both countries are striving to repair their ties.

Trade in Mae Sot–Myawaddy border up 27 per cent

Border trading in Mae Sot–Myawaddy has increased 27 per cent from 2008 totalling more than 24 billion baht (724 million US$) in ...

Big brother focuses on stability in Burma

(Commentary) Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping’s visit to Burma over the weekend reaffirmed ties and resulted in the granting of exclusive rights to...

Five years on 24 Burmese Tsunami victims identified

The police in Thailand have identified the remains of 24 victims of the devastating ...
Big brother focuses on stability in Burma
(Commentary) Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping’s visit to Burma over the weekend ...
Junta lobbies hard on international fora
Burma’s state-owned newspaper New Light of Myanmar on Wednesday reported ...

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