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Indian farmers plan major road blockade to mark 100th day of protests

Indian farmers plan major road blockade to mark 100th day of protests

-- 2021-03-05 18:10:49

Indian farmers who have been protesting for months against deregulation of produce markets plan to block a major expressway outside New Delhi on Saturday, the 100th day of their campaign, they said....

YouTube removes five Myanmar TV channels

YouTube removes five Myanmar TV channels

-- 2021-03-05 16:05:33

YouTube has removed five channels of Myanmar's military-run television networks hosted on its platform in the wake of the coup in the Southeast Asian country. "We have terminated a number of channels...

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens

REUTERS 2021-03-05 11:52:25

Myanmar’s junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its UN mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civili...

China’s top legislature to review draft decision on improving Hong Kong electoral system

China’s top legislature to review draft decision on improving Hong Kong electoral system

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-05 11:21:52

The Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC) is going to review the draft decision of improving the electoral system of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region(HKSAR) during its annual session....

China will guard against interference by external forces in Hong Kong’s affairs, premier Li says

China will guard against interference by external forces in Hong Kong’s affairs, premier Li says

-- 2021-03-05 10:16:07

China will “resolutely guard against and deter” interference by external forces in Hong Kong’s affairs, Premier Li Keqiang said, amid criticism from western countries over Beijing&rs...

US blocked Myanmar junta effort to empty $1.0 billion New York Fed account

US blocked Myanmar junta effort to empty $1.0 billion New York Fed account

REUTERS 2021-03-05 08:17:58

Myanmar’s military rulers attempted to move about $1 billion held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York days after seizing power on Feb 1, prompting US officials to put a freeze on the funds,...

Nineteen Myanmar police seek refuge in India, more expected

Nineteen Myanmar police seek refuge in India, more expected

REUTERS 2021-03-04 20:49:28

At least 19 Myanmar police have crossed into India to escape taking orders from a military junta that is trying to suppress protests against last month's coup, an Indian police official said on Thursd...

"I will shoot whoever I see": Myanmar soldiers use TikTok to threaten protesters

"I will shoot whoever I see": Myanmar soldiers use TikTok to threaten protesters

-- 2021-03-04 17:01:18

Armed Myanmar soldiers and police are using TikTok to deliver death threats to protesters against last month's coup, researchers said, prompting the Chinese video-sharing app to announce it wa...

Three Myanmar police seek refuge in India

Three Myanmar police seek refuge in India

-- 2021-03-04 16:33:44

Three Myanmar police constables have crossed over to India’s northeastern state of Mizoram to seek refuge there, rather than carry out orders given by the military junta, an Indian police offici...

ICC to probe war crimes in Palestinian Territories, angering Israel

ICC to probe war crimes in Palestinian Territories, angering Israel

-- 2021-03-04 11:56:17

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor has said her office will formally investigate war crimes in the Palestinian Territories, a move welcomed by the Palestinian Authority and denounced by...

Myanmar protesters back on streets after bloodiest day since coup

Myanmar protesters back on streets after bloodiest day since coup

REUTERS 2021-03-04 11:25:41

Myanmar pro-democracy activists pledged on Thursday to hold more demonstrations after the United Nations said 38 people had been killed in the most violent day of unrest since last month’s milit...

Apparel makers seek new stimulus package, 15 years for loan repayment

Apparel makers seek new stimulus package, 15 years for loan repayment

FE REPORT 2021-03-04 07:58:31

The country's apparel manufacturers on Tuesday demanded a fresh stimulus package for the upcoming Eid festivals to help continue their business. They also sought 14 to 15 years’ time duration f...

Myanmar forces kill more than 35 protesters since coup

Myanmar forces kill more than 35 protesters since coup

-- 2021-03-03 20:21:30

Myanmar's security forces have killed at least 35 people during protests against military rule since February 1 coup, according to Reuters. The junta has appeared more determined than ever to stamp o...

Former UN expert urges foreign firms to suspend all business in Myanmar

Former UN expert urges foreign firms to suspend all business in Myanmar

-- 2021-03-03 17:21:07

Foreign firms should suspend all business in Myanmar to send a clear message to the military that its coup will hurt its people and ruin its economy, a former United Nations expert on the country said...

Amazon issues apology to Indian viewers for hurting religious beliefs

Amazon issues apology to Indian viewers for hurting religious beliefs

-- 2021-03-03 16:24:38

Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video streaming service on Tuesday issued a rare apology to its Indian viewers for some scenes in its original political drama series "Tandav", which allegedly offended Hindu re...

Myanmar security forces kill nine protesters on Wednesday

Myanmar security forces kill nine protesters on Wednesday

-- 2021-03-03 16:14:42

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday killing nine people, witnesses and media reported, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offere...

Rockets land at Iraqi air base hosting US, coalition forces

Rockets land at Iraqi air base hosting US, coalition forces

REUTERS 2021-03-03 14:19:33

Several rockets landed on Wednesday at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base that hosts United States, coalition and Iraqi forces, two security sources said. No casualties have been reported so far, the...

Myanmar police disperse protests as ASEAN diplomatic bid stalls

Myanmar police disperse protests as ASEAN diplomatic bid stalls

REUTERS 2021-03-03 12:11:48

Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas to break up anti-junta demonstrations in Myanmar’s two biggest cities on Wednesday, witnesses said, a day after a regional diplomatic push to h...

China dismisses alleged hacking of Indian vaccine makers

China dismisses alleged hacking of Indian vaccine makers

Reuters 2021-03-02 22:52:03

China on Tuesday rejected an allegation by a cyber intelligence firm that a state-backed hacking group targeted the IT systems of two Indian coronavirus vaccine makers. Cyfirma told Reuters that hack...

Taking COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for hajj, Saudi Arabia says

Taking COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for hajj, Saudi Arabia says

-- 2021-03-02 21:32:37

Saudi Arabia’s health minister has said receiving a coronavirus vaccine will be a prerequisite to participate in the five-day  Hajj pilgrimage of this year. However, Saudi Health Minister...

Woman dies from brain haemorrhage in Japan three days after vaccine, but link uncertain

Woman dies from brain haemorrhage in Japan three days after vaccine, but link uncertain

REUTERS 2021-03-02 20:20:00

A Japanese a woman in her 60s died from a brain haemorrhage three days after receiving a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that there may not be a link betwee...

ASEAN members demand Suu Kyi's release, restoration of democracy in Myanmar

ASEAN members demand Suu Kyi's release, restoration of democracy in Myanmar

-- 2021-03-02 19:17:38

Myanmar’s neighbours pressed its ruling military on Tuesday to release ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and cease what Singapore called the disastrous use of lethal force against opponents of thei...

Rights group files complaint against Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi killing

Rights group files complaint against Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi killing

AP 2021-03-02 18:47:23

An international media rights group has filed a complaint with German prosecutors against Saudi Arabia's crown prince and four other top officials accusing them of crimes against humanity over allegat...

Myanmar police fire stun grenades to disperse protesters

Myanmar police fire stun grenades to disperse protesters

-- 2021-03-02 12:01:57

Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in a...

West looks to tougher sanctions on Myanmar

West looks to tougher sanctions on Myanmar

Reuters 2021-03-01 18:23:50

A crackdown by security forces in Myanmar in which at least 18 anti-coup demonstrators were killed has brought renewed calls for tougher international sanctions on the ruling junta. Western outrage o...

Japan PM apologises after facing criticism over expensive dinners scandal

Japan PM apologises after facing criticism over expensive dinners scandal

-- 2021-03-01 17:18:53

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Monday following the resignation of a key spokeswoman, who along with other senior bureaucrats were reprimanded for attending expensive dinners hos...

ASEAN foreign ministers to meet on Myanmar Tuesday

ASEAN foreign ministers to meet on Myanmar Tuesday

REUTERS 2021-03-01 17:07:09

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) foreign ministers will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss Myanmar, Singapore’s foreign minister said, calling for the immediat...

Suu Kyi faces two more charges, protesters march again

Suu Kyi faces two more charges, protesters march again

-- 2021-03-01 16:12:47

Myanmar court has brought two more charges against Aung San Suu Kyi, ousted de facto leader of the country,  as she appeared at a court hearing via video conferencing on Monday, the first time he...

Modi receives first dose of home-grown Covid vaccine

Modi receives first dose of home-grown Covid vaccine

-- 2021-03-01 12:01:57

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inoculated with the first dose of a home-grown coronavirus vaccine on Monday, kicking off an expansion of the country’s immunisation campaign that began i...

Global coronavirus cases surpass 114 million mark

Global coronavirus cases surpass 114 million mark

-- 2021-03-01 10:54:23

The confirmed cases of coronavirus exceeded 114 million across the globe as of Monday. The total case count reached 114,051, 765 and the death toll from the virus stood at 2,530,563, according to dat...