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  • Myanmar, Laos see large increase in opium cultivation, U.N. says

     
    The amount of land used to grow opium in Myanmar increased 17% during 2011, the sixth straight annual increase, according to a United Nations report....
  • Russian lawmakers vote to expand definition of treason, espionage

     
    The upper house of Russia’s parliament voted to broaden the definition of espionage and high treason, continuing what many activists view as a crackdown on dissent in the country....
  • Eurozone unemployment figures hit a new high

     
    Europe’s economic gloom deepened Wednesday on the back of news that unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone hit another record high in September as the region’s debt crisis continued to sap the confidence of business owners, investors and...
  • Afghan commission sets presidential election for April 2014

     
    The Afghan government announced Wednesday that presidential and provincial elections will be held in April 2014 -- a critical step demanded by an international community eager for signs of stability in Afghanistan. The date, April 5, 2014, was hailed as...
  • Two new settler outposts go up in West Bank, activists report

     
    Two new outposts of settlers have gone up in the West Bank in recent months, according to a report by the Israeli anti-settlement organization Peace Now. The organization noted that unlike the usual makeshift set-up of such outposts, these come complete...
  • Clinton discloses West's effort to help reshape Syria opposition

     
    The Obama administration and allies have begun an effort to reshape the Syria opposition to give a bigger role to front-line fighters, a smaller one to exiles, and to exclude entirely Islamic radicals, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said....
  • China chastised for sending Kachin people back to Myanmar

     
    China has expelled 5,000 Kachin minority people who fled fighting between rebels and Myanmar troops to go back to Myanmar, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, calling on China to protect and shelter the displaced people....
  • Bashar Assad: To live and die in Syria

     
    Syrian President Bashar Assad says he has no intention of leaving Syria, despite demands from Washington and elsewhere that he relinquish power....
  • Obama reportedly planning Myanmar visit this month

     
    Obama Myanmar : President Obama Reportedly Visiting Myanmar This Month...
  • Attacks in Afghanistan leave at least 20 people dead

     
    Bombings killed 20 people around Afghanistan on Thursday as insurgents targeted Afghan security forces but left a number of civilians dead....
  • Myanmar frees group of dissidents ahead of summit with U.S.

    Myanmar frees group of dissidents ahead of summit with U.S.
    NEW DELHI --  Some 20 political prisoners were released in Myanmar on Friday, just days before a a historic summit between the country's leader and President Obama in Washington, officials and prisoner rights groups said. President Thein Sein will be the...
  • Indian cartoonist's arrest on sedition charges sparks outcry

     
    India finds itself in the middle of a new free-speech controversy after authorities arrested cartoonist and anti-corruption activist Aseem Trivedi on sedition charges....