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Defense Secretary Robert Gates (File)
Tue. 28 Jul 2009 1007 UTC

Gates Makes Unannounced Visit to Iraq

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is scheduled to meet with Iraqi leaders, including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to discuss the US military's evolving role in Iraqi security

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Burmese activist holds a picture of opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the Burmese embassy in Bangkok (File)

Aung San Suu Kyi's Trial Ends, Verdict Expected Friday

Prosecutors accuse Aung San Suu Kyi of violating the terms of her house arrest in May by allowing American John Yettaw to rest at her home after he swam there uninvited

US Presidential envoy to Middle East George Mitchell delivers astatement to media after meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, Egypt, 27 July 2009.

US Peace Envoy in Egypt in Effort to Revive Arab-Israeli Talks  Audio Clip Available

George Mitchell tells journalists it is imperative to achieve a full and comprehensive peace in region to improve lives of everyone

US President Barack Obama speaks during opening session of US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C., 27 Jul 2009

Obama Opens High-Level US-China Talks  Audio Clip Available  Video clip available

US president says despite differences there are key areas where two countries can and must work together

Jewish settlers and Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray to support the settlements in the West Bank (File)

Report: Israeli Settlers in West Bank Top 300,000

Haaretz, based on government reports, says 304,569 settlers living in Palestinian territory


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