War on Earth and Goodwill to All
Israel not interested in peace: Syria's Assad
(Reuters, Dec. 23, 2009) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that peace talks with Israel had been stalled because Israel was not interested in achieving peace.
Burma to buy Russian MiG planes
(BBC) Russia has signed a contract to deliver 20 MiG-29 fighter planes to Burma, Russian media reports say. The contract is worth 400m euros ($570m), sources close to the Russian arms firm Rosoboronexport say. Many countries in the West have imposed sanctions against Burma, in response to its poor human rights record.
Movement In Burma?
(VOA, Dec. 21, 2009) Detained Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time in nearly a year was allowed to meet with elder members of her opposition political party, the National League of Democracy. The Nobel Peace laureate was taken from her home in Rangoon where she is under house arrest...for a brief opportunity to...ask permission to reorganize the party.