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Myanmar Vice President downplays Rakhine crisis

BBC September 21, 2017 14:03:24

Myanmar's Vice President Henry Van Thio says his government is "deeply concerned" about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh, but insists that the crisis was easing.   Speaki...

'Petrol bombs thrown' at Rohingya aid shipment in Myanmar

Reuters September 21, 2017 11:55:07

Hundreds of Buddhists in Myanmar tried to block a shipment of aid to Muslims in Rakhine state where the United Nations has accused the military of ethnic cleansing, with a witness saying protesters th...

Couple leaves 3-yr-old daughter, Rs 100cr to become monks

-- September 20, 2017 19:30:35

Their decision to renounce the world isn’t bizarre, considering they are from Jain community where many practice renunciation. What is unusual is their age and the circumstances. They are in the...

Saudi King orders $15m aid for Rohingya refugees

-- September 20, 2017 16:57:41

Saudi King Salman ordered $15 million aid for the Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar as a result of genocide and torture.   The announcement came in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (S...

Rohingya refugees reject Suu Kyi's claim

-- September 19, 2017 17:26:12

Rohingya refugees rejected the claim of Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi that many members of the minority group were safe in Myanmar, reports Al Jazeera.   In a sprawling and squalid...

Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel

-- September 19, 2017 17:21:08

Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand's largest city spread, reports BBC. Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 1...

Myanmar ready to take back ‘verified’ refugees

-- September 19, 2017 12:31:12

Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the country is ready to welcome back ‘verified’ refugees who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh.   “We are prepared to start...

Suu Kyi condemns all human rights violations

Reuters September 19, 2017 11:11:05

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law, and she felt deeply for the suffer...

China, India now in another dispute

BBC September 18, 2017 15:08:59

China and India may have defused a potential border conflict but the stand-off seems to have led to dispute over another contentious issue: water.   Delhi says it has not received any hydrologi...

Rights group calls for sanctions on Myanmar

-- September 18, 2017 13:56:45

A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape wha...

Nine die in boat race in India

-- September 18, 2017 11:51:24

At least nine bodies were recovered after three to four boats capsized in stormy conditions during a race on the Sabang river in Assam state of India.   The boats were caught in a sudden rainst...

Cut off Rohingyas beg for safe passage

Reuters September 18, 2017 11:04:43

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with the authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short o...

Kuwait tells N Korea ambassador to leave within a month

-- September 17, 2017 23:08:57

Kuwait has ordered North Korea’s ambassador to leave within a month as the Gulf country downgraded diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, a North Korean diplomat in the Gulf region said on Sunday....

Modi inaugurates controversial dam project

-- September 17, 2017 18:34:19

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelih...

Four die in Afghanistan explosion

-- September 17, 2017 17:21:58

Four people were killed and 15 wounded by an explosion in a marketplace in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Sunday.   Local police chief Faizullah Ghairat said the blast, which happened arou...

Hamas dissolves Gaza administration in Palestinian unity bid

Reuters September 17, 2017 13:34:42

Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said on Sunday it has dissolved its administration that runs Gaza and agrees to hold general elections in order to end a long-running feud with President Mahmoud Abbas...

Suu Kyi has 'last chance' on Rohingyas: UN

BBC September 17, 2017 11:36:00

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingyas to flee abroad, the UN head has said. &nb...

Seven boys held over Malaysia school blaze

-- September 17, 2017 11:07:38

Seven young suspects have been arrested in connection with a fire at a school in Malaysia which left 21 students and two teachers dead.   Those arrested are all aged between 11 and 18, police s...

Gunfight kills two ‘militants’ in Kashmir

-- September 16, 2017 14:06:52

At least two militants were killed in a gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.   The gunfight broke out in Machil sector of frontier Kupwara dist...

Typhoon Doksuri kills eight in Vietnam

-- September 16, 2017 13:53:16

At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured as typhoon Doksuri made landfall in Vietnam's central region on Saturday, according to provincial flood and storm prevention bureaus.  ...

N Korea seeks military 'equilibrium' with US

-- September 16, 2017 12:36:20

North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States, which earlier signalled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang...

Pak court rejects petition against removal of ex-PM Sharif

-- September 15, 2017 17:36:37

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected petitions seeking a review of its July 28 ruling that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office.   After an investigation into the S...

Myanmar denies blocking aid to Rakhine, blames security

-- September 15, 2017 13:49:52

Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees, but said authorities on the ground...

UN seeks huge help for Rohingyas

Reuters September 15, 2017 13:01:28

The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar end...

Suu Kyi urges aid for Rakhine state

-- September 15, 2017 11:47:07

United States Senator from Kentucky Mitch McConnell says Myanmar's civilian leader is urging immediate and improved access for humanitarian assistance to the region amid a violent campaign against the...

Malaysia school fire kills at least 24

-- September 14, 2017 16:47:38

At least 24 students and teachers died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.   The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of Thur...

Typhoon Talim batters Japanese islands

-- September 14, 2017 16:00:56

Islands in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa have been hit with strong gusts of wind and torrential rain as a result of Typhoon Talim, Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Thursday. &nbs...

22 die as boat capsizes in Yamuna river

-- September 14, 2017 13:05:48

At least 22 people drowned after their boat capsized in Yamuna river in Baghpat district of India on Thursday, police said.   The boat carrying 60 people capsized and 22 persons drowned, Distri...

Students, teachers among 24 die in Malaysia school blaze

FE Online Desk September 14, 2017 11:03:03

At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.   The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of...

Three killed outside Afghan cricket stadium

-- September 13, 2017 19:51:02

A suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding seven others, officials said, reports AP.   Kabul...