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Myanmar protesters take to streets again after bloodiest post-coup unrest

Myanmar protesters take to streets again after bloodiest post-coup unrest

REUTERS 2021-03-01 10:46:03

Protesters marched in Myanmar on Monday in defiance of a crackdown by security forces that killed at least 18 people a day earlier, as calls grew for a more united international response after the wor...

Saudi columnists tell Biden administration not to bully Riyadh

Saudi columnists tell Biden administration not to bully Riyadh

-- 2021-03-01 10:16:46

Saudi Arabia’s sovereignty is a red line, Saudi columnists said on Sunday, ramping up rhetoric in defence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after a US intelligence report implicated him in the...

Israel to vaccinate Palestinian labourers

Israel to vaccinate Palestinian labourers

REUTERS 2021-03-01 10:15:18

Israel approved plans on Sunday to offer Covid-19 vaccines to Palestinians with Israeli work permits, a step a rights group said did not go far enough to safeguard Palestinians in occupied territory....

Myanmar forces kill over 18 coup protesters: UN rights office

Myanmar forces kill over 18 coup protesters: UN rights office

Reuters 2021-02-28 22:52:25

Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations against a military coup and at least 18 people were killed, the UN human rights office s...

At least 11 dead on bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup

At least 11 dead on bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup

Reuters 2021-02-28 19:33:08

Myanmar police fired on protesters on Sunday in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations against a military coup and at least 11 people were killed and several wounded, political and medical sourc...

Arab countries express support for Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder

Arab countries express support for Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder

-- 2021-02-28 19:13:04

Arab countries and organisations expressed their support for Saudi Arabia following a US intelligence report that found Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of journalist Ja...

Myanmar's UN envoy vows to fight against coup after junta fired him

Myanmar's UN envoy vows to fight against coup after junta fired him

-- 2021-02-28 18:48:44

Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York has vowed to fight after the junta fired him for urging countries to use 'any means necessary' to reverse a February 1 coup that ousted the...

Philippines receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine from China

Philippines receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine from China

-- 2021-02-28 17:27:36

President Rodrigo Duterte attended a ceremony to mark the arrival of the initial 600,000 doses of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac, which were delivered by a Chinese military aircraft. The Philippin...

At least seven dead on bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup

At least seven dead on bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup

Reuters 2021-02-28 17:08:55

Myanmar police fired on protesters on Sunday in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations against a military coup and at least seven people were killed and several wounded, political and medical so...

Thailand kicks off Covid-19 inoculation campaign

Thailand kicks off Covid-19 inoculation campaign

-- 2021-02-28 09:33:40

Thailand kicked off its Covid-19 inoculation campaign on Sunday, with cabinet ministers, health officials and medical professionals among the first in the queue to receive vaccinations. The first dos...

Religiosity aiding spike in militancy, says Pakistan expert

Religiosity aiding spike in militancy, says Pakistan expert

AP 2021-02-27 20:20:16

Militant attacks are on the rise in Pakistan amid a growing religiosity that has brought greater intolerance, prompting one expert to voice concern the country could be overwhelmed by religious extrem...

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown

Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown

Reuters 2021-02-27 18:51:40

Police launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of protests against military rule on Saturday in towns and cities across Myanmar, and one woman was shot and wounded and dozens of people w...

Woman killed as Myanmar police crack down on protests

Woman killed as Myanmar police crack down on protests

-- 2021-02-27 16:08:20

Three media outlets of Myanmar have said a woman was shot and killed in the central town of Monwya in Myanmar on Saturday as police cracked down on protests against military rule. Myanmar has been in...

Clashes in Iraqi city leave four dead, dozens injured

Clashes in Iraqi city leave four dead, dozens injured

-- 2021-02-27 14:32:28

At least five protesters were killed and more than 175 people injured on Friday in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya, a Reuters witness and othe...

Myanmar police crack down on protesters

Myanmar police crack down on protesters

Reuters 2021-02-27 12:57:29

Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar’s UN envoy urged the United Nations to use “any me...

Thai Buddhists mark holy day on 'Temple of Zoom'

Thai Buddhists mark holy day on 'Temple of Zoom'

Reuters 2021-02-27 10:54:53

More than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link on Friday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the religion’s holiest h...

How a rare February landslide in the Himalayas left more than 200 dead

How a rare February landslide in the Himalayas left more than 200 dead

Reuters 2021-02-27 09:03:25

A landslide 20 kilometres west of Nanda Devi, India’s second-highest peak, resulted in a flash flood on Feb. 7 that left more than 200 dead, and swept away two state hydro-electric projects, acc...

Myanmar envoy appeals to UN to stop coup as police break up protests

Myanmar envoy appeals to UN to stop coup as police break up protests

REUTERS 2021-02-26 22:47:34

An envoy for Myanmar’s ousted government called on the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a military coup on Friday, as police cracked down on anti-junta protesters...

Indian coast guard find 81 Rohingya adrift at sea, asks Bangladesh to take them

Indian coast guard find 81 Rohingya adrift at sea, asks Bangladesh to take them

Reuters 2021-02-26 20:49:19

India's coast guard found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Muslim Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, and were repairing the vessel so that it can return safely to Banglades...

Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-pushed rail trolley

Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-pushed rail trolley

-- 2021-02-26 14:08:08

A group of Russian diplomats and their families made an unusual exit out of North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley due to strict Covid measures. The eight people travelled by train and bus before...

India rescues 81 Rohingya on drifting boat, 8 dead, one missing

India rescues 81 Rohingya on drifting boat, 8 dead, one missing

REUTERS 2021-02-26 14:04:02

India's coast guard found 81 survivors and eight dead on a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees adrift in the Andaman Sea, an Indian foreign ministry official said on Friday, adding the survivors would...

PNG's father of the nation Michael Somare dies

PNG's father of the nation Michael Somare dies

-- 2021-02-26 10:13:17

Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s first Prime Minister Michael Somare has died at the age of 84, local newspaper Post Courier reported on Friday. The founding father of PNG, who led the country to independenc...

India tightens noose on Facebook, WhatsApp with new rules

India tightens noose on Facebook, WhatsApp with new rules

REUTERS 2021-02-26 10:07:12

India announced new rules on Thursday to regulate content on social media, making Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for swift removal of posts and sharing details on the...

Australia lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX

Australia lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX

Reuters 2021-02-26 09:43:03

Australia’s aviation regulator said on Friday it would lift a near two-year ban on flights to and from the country that use the Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft, making it the first nation in the Asia...

Myanmar police cracks down on protest district as World Bank halts some payments

Myanmar police cracks down on protest district as World Bank halts some payments

REUTERS 2021-02-26 09:33:14

Myanmar police launched a crackdown overnight in a Yangon district after breaking up a protest to oppose a military appointed local official, as the World Bank halted payments to projects in the count...

Supporters of Myanmar military coup rampage in Yangon

Supporters of Myanmar military coup rampage in Yangon

Reuters 2021-02-25 21:04:25

Supporters of Myanmar's military, some armed with knives and clubs, others firing catapults and throwing stones, attacked opponents of the Feb. 1 coup on Thursday, as protests against the new junta co...

India rolls out new regulations for online content

India rolls out new regulations for online content

AP 2021-02-25 18:14:38

India on Thursday rolled out new regulations for social media companies and digital streaming websites to make them more accountable for the online content shared on their platforms, giving the govern...

India, Pakistan militaries agree to stop firing on disputed border in Kashmir

India, Pakistan militaries agree to stop firing on disputed border in Kashmir

-- 2021-02-25 14:01:26

India and Pakistan’s militaries said on Thursday that they agreed to stop firing on the disputed border in Kashmir where such exchange of gunfire has been frequent in recent months. The militar...

UN aid chief urges Gulf states to step up to avert Yemen famine

UN aid chief urges Gulf states to step up to avert Yemen famine

Reuters 2021-02-25 12:31:15

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock urged Gulf states to step up next Monday when the world body seeks to avert a large-scale “man-made” famine in Yemen by raising $3.85 billion for humanitarian ope...

Myanmar set to more anti-coup protests by students, doctors

Myanmar set to more anti-coup protests by students, doctors

Reuters 2021-02-25 11:56:51

Students and doctors in Myanmar plan to hold new protests on Thursday against military rule, as the United States expressed concern about Malaysia’s deportation of about 1,100 Myanmar nationals...