International Daily News 12.28.09

December 28, 2009

Daily International News
December 28, 2009

Iranian protestors pursue police - WaPo photo.

NE Asia
Activist: NKorea apparently detains US missionary
Chinese tell British drug-smuggler Akmal Shaikh he will die tomorrow
[Times of London] and Relatives visit Briton on death row in China [AP]
Hijacked Chinese bulk carrier rescued
Mentally handicapped Chinese trafficked, killed – report

Central/SE Asia
Vietnamese democracy advocate gets 5 years jail
Thai move to kick out asylum-seekers angers West
New form of malaria threatens Thai-Cambodia border

Bomb at Shi’ite procession in Pakistan kills 25 [Reuters]
Zardari WSJ Op-Ed
: ‘Democracy Is the Greatest Revenge.’

Middle East
Israel to build 700 apartments in east Jerusalem
U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion
[NYT] and Yemen arrests 29 al Qaeda suspects after raids [Reuters]
Iran opposition figures arrested after protests
[BBC] and Pictures from the Protests [WaPo]
Abu Dhabi signs nuclear power deal with South Korean group
[The National]

Russia warns EU of oil cuts over Ukraine row

Plane suspect was listed in terror database after father alerted U.S. officials
Democrats Say Final Health-Care Bill Will Look Like Senate’s
Argentina puts officials on trial over the abuses of the ‘Dirty War’


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