"Bangladesh plays an important role in furthering peace and stability, both within its borders and across the region."
Citizen activists from virtually every continent participated.
The Voice of America Tibetan Service is marking its twentieth anniversary.
The U.S. is concerned by apparent extralegal detention and enforced disappearances.
General David Petraeus confirmed that Iran has "without question" provided weapons, training, and funding to the Taliban.
"We are troubled by the letter that [Bangladesh's Central Bank] sent to the Grameen Bank concerning Dr. Yunus' status."
"The United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial."