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Myanmar doctors go on strike in protest against coup

Myanmar doctors go on strike in protest against coup

REUTERS 2021-02-03 10:53:49

Staff at 70 hospitals and medical departments in 30 towns across Myanmar stopped work on Wednesday to protest against the coup that ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the newly formed Myanmar Civ...

Saudi Arabia seeks to employ citizens over migrants

Saudi Arabia seeks to employ citizens over migrants

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-02-03 10:29:52

Saudi Arabia will reserve customer service centre jobs for Saudi citizens to “offer greater opportunities” and “improve their income potential”, officials said, as the oil expo...

UN Security Council urged to send clear signal on Myanmar democracy

UN Security Council urged to send clear signal on Myanmar democracy

REUTERS 2021-02-03 09:26:12

Protesters from Myanmar residing in Japan hold a portrait of leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a rally against Myanmar's military after it seized power from a democratically elected civilian government and a...

Indian children fall sick after ingesting hand sanitizer instead of polio drops

Indian children fall sick after ingesting hand sanitizer instead of polio drops

CNN 2021-02-02 20:24:59

At least 12 children have been hospitalised after they were administered hand sanitizer drops instead of oral polio vaccine drops in India's state of Maharashtra. The incident occurred Sunday at a pr...

China's top diplomat urges Biden not to meddle in internal affairs

China's top diplomat urges Biden not to meddle in internal affairs

-- 2021-02-02 19:09:05

China's foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi on Tuesday urged the administration of new US President Joe Biden not to interfere in the nation's internal affairs while calling for an improvement in relatio...

Suu Kyi's health is good, party official says

Suu Kyi's health is good, party official says

-- 2021-02-02 18:54:41

A senior official from the party of Myanmar's detained Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday that he had learned that her health was good and that she was not being moved from the location where she was be...

Nepal prepares infrastructure to sell electricity to Bangladesh, India

Nepal prepares infrastructure to sell electricity to Bangladesh, India

-- 2021-02-02 18:26:57

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said his government is preparing the necessary infrastructure to sell power to Bangladesh and India in the days ahead. He came up with the statement while in...

Japan set to lengthen state of emergency for one more month

Japan set to lengthen state of emergency for one more month

Reuters 2021-02-02 17:27:07

Japan is set to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions for another month on Tuesday, seeking to keep the upper hand over a COVID-19 outbreak even as daily case numbers begin to edge do...

Over 400 Myanmar lawmakers remain confined inside housing complex

Over 400 Myanmar lawmakers remain confined inside housing complex

-- 2021-02-02 17:04:15

Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s parliament remained confined inside their government housing in the country’s capital on Tuesday, a day after the military staged a coup and detained senio...

Myanmar's NLD party urges release of Suu Kyi 'as soon as possible'

Myanmar's NLD party urges release of Suu Kyi 'as soon as possible'

-- 2021-02-02 16:49:58

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party has called for the release by the army of Aung San Suu Kyi, ousted President Win Myint and others 'as soon as possible'. The executive commit...

Indian farmers protest: Twitter restores dozens of blocked accounts

Indian farmers protest: Twitter restores dozens of blocked accounts

-- 2021-02-02 14:21:05

Twitter has restored dozens of Indian accounts that were earlier blocked in response to a legal notice by the government, citing objections based on public order. The accounts were all linked to cont...

Biden threatens to restore sanctions after Myanmar military coup

Biden threatens to restore sanctions after Myanmar military coup

REUTERS 2021-02-02 10:42:06

US President Joe Biden on Monday threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar following a coup by the country’s military leaders and called for a concerted international response to press them to...

UN fears for Rohingya after Myanmar coup, Security Council meets today

UN fears for Rohingya after Myanmar coup, Security Council meets today

REUTERS 2021-02-02 08:52:43

The United Nations fears the coup in Myanmar will worsen the plight of some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims still in the country, a UN spokesman said on Monday as the UN Security Council planned to meet on t...

ASEAN calls for ‘return to normalcy’ in Myanmar after coup

ASEAN calls for ‘return to normalcy’ in Myanmar after coup

-- 2021-02-01 19:56:35

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called on Monday for Myanmar to pursue "dialogue, reconciliation and the return to normalcy" after the military staged a coup against the government...

Suu Kyi urges Myanmar citizens to oppose military coup

Suu Kyi urges Myanmar citizens to oppose military coup

-- 2021-02-01 16:46:19

Detained leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy party Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the citizens of her country to stage a demonstration against the military coup that took place on Mond...

All eyes on Myanmar’s army chief after coup

All eyes on Myanmar’s army chief after coup

REUTERS 2021-02-01 14:06:30

Myanmar’s powerful military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, is in the spotlight after politicians from the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party were detained and the army anno...

Myanmar military seizes power, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar military seizes power, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

Reuters 2021-02-01 12:31:18

Myanmar’s military seized power on Monday in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National Le...

Rohingyas condemn Myanmar coup

Rohingyas condemn Myanmar coup

-- 2021-02-01 12:13:00

Rohingya refugees condemned the overthrow of a democratically elected government in Myanmar by the military on Monday, a community leader said in Bangladesh, where a number of them live after fleeing...

Myanmar army arrests Suu Kyi, other leaders amid coup fears

Myanmar army arrests Suu Kyi, other leaders amid coup fears

REUTERS 2021-02-01 08:59:05

Myanmar’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior ruling party figures were detained in morning raids on Monday amid fears of a military coup following a disputed election, her National...

Iran hosts Afghan Taliban leader as peace talks stalled

Iran hosts Afghan Taliban leader as peace talks stalled

Reuters 2021-01-31 21:40:21

Iran has hosted the political leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban during the past week, offering Tehran’s own help as a mediator in peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government...

Foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond deadline

Foreign troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond deadline

Reuters 2021-01-31 20:05:43

International troops plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond the May deadline envisaged by the insurgent Taliban’s deal with the United States, four senior NATO officials said, a move that could esca...

Indian court rejects ‘Covishield’ trademark lawsuit against Serum Institute

Indian court rejects ‘Covishield’ trademark lawsuit against Serum Institute

-- 2021-01-31 18:33:16

A civil court in India has rejected an injunction application filed on behalf of Cutish-Biotech against Serum Institute of India (SII), claiming Trademark ‘Covishield’ of the Covid-19 Vacc...

Modi comments on months long farm protests

Modi comments on months long farm protests

-- 2021-01-31 17:43:29

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort had caused “insult” to the country, his first public comments on a months-long...

Vietnam re-elects leader for third term

Vietnam re-elects leader for third term

Reuters 2021-01-31 16:32:53

Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party re-elected its 76-year-old chief Nguyen Phu Trong for a rare third five-year term on Sunday, as the Southeast Asian country battled its biggest coronavirus outbr...

WHO team to visit Wuhan market, where first coronavirus cases were reported

WHO team to visit Wuhan market, where first coronavirus cases were reported

Reuters 2021-01-31 12:54:44

A World Health Organization-led team of experts investigating the origins of Covid-19 in the central Chinese city of Wuhan was expected to visit Huanan market later on Sunday, a wholesale seafood cent...

India cuts Internet as hundreds of farmers begin hunger strike

India cuts Internet as hundreds of farmers begin hunger strike

-- 2021-01-31 11:40:57

India has blocked mobile internet services in several areas around New Delhi as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundred...

China firm providing worldwide Covid tests worked with military: Reuters' review

China firm providing worldwide Covid tests worked with military: Reuters' review

Reuters 2021-01-30 19:23:26

BGI Group, the world’s largest genomics company, has worked with China’s military on research that ranges from mass testing for respiratory pathogens to brain science, a Reuters review o...

UAE amends laws to grant citizenship to expatriates with special skills

UAE amends laws to grant citizenship to expatriates with special skills

Hindustan Times 2021-01-30 18:16:32

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced on Saturday that the country’s laws had been amended to grant citizenship to investors and expatriates for the first time. UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Moh...

Vietnam approves AstraZeneca vaccine

Vietnam approves AstraZeneca vaccine

Reuters 2021-01-30 17:35:23

Vietnam approved its first COVID-19 vaccine and cut short an important ruling Communist Party meeting, state media reported on Saturday, as the country battled its biggest coronavirus outbreak since t...

India proposes law to ban cryptocurrencies, create official digital currency

India proposes law to ban cryptocurrencies, create official digital currency

-- 2021-01-30 17:24:29

India plans to introduce a law to ban private cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and put in place a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the central bank, according to a legislativ...