Latest update: 28/12/2009
A leading Chinese human rights activist sentenced to 11 years behind bars
A look back at key events that shaped the last 12 months in Asia. From military conflicts to natural disasters and to the 21st century's longest solar eclipse. Also in this edition : a leading chinese dissident condemned to 11 years behind bars. And an exclusive report in Karachi : our correspondents tell us why the Taliban seem to leave the city alone.