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  • The limited releases of such prisoners show the government is insincere in its reforms and is using its detainees to gain concessions by Western nations, activists said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • Told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the government would reopen an old corruption case against President Zardari.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 1:30 PM EST
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  • Afghan police stand by burning tires during a protest, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012.

    Move aimed at lowering the risk of insider attacks and reducing local tensions over an anti-Islam film.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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  • The Afghan president's office says a judicial panel has ruled that administrative detention runs counter to the country's laws, potentially thwarting a U.S. plan to hand over detainees.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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  • In this photo taken on Jan. 13, 2012, family members of Myanmar prisoners wait in front of Myanmar's notorious Insein prison in Yangon, Myanmar.

    The Information Ministry did not name the prisoners, so it was unclear how many political detainees were among them.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
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  • In this Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 photo, Myanmar opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, center, arrives at Yangon International airport, Myanmar, to depart for the U.S. in Yangon. Suu Kyi left Sunday on her first U.S. trip since she was put under house arrest in 1990.

    Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honored in Washington this week and presented Congress's highest award.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 07, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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