Iraq: Multinational troops in Iraq have freed three Western peace activists held hostage since November.
US-Russia: Russia has rejected a draft United Nations Security Council statement aimed at pressuring Iran to curb its alleged nuclear weapons program.
Belarus: Opposition activists in Belarus are continuing their around-the-clock protest in the
center of Minsk.
Japan-China Yen: Japan says it will not make any new yen loans to China for the remainder of this month because of strained relations between the two countries.
ASEAN-Burma: Malaysian Foreign Minister Hamid Albar has arrived in Burma for his long-awaited trip to check on the country's progress on democratic reforms.
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