Myanmar: Civil servants' strike makes it difficult for military

The growing civil disobedience movement is thwarting the generals' plans to control the political situation in the country

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In setback to Imran Khan, Pakistan stays in FATF ‘grey list’, given June deadline to implement action plan

The global watchdog had in October last year asked Pakistan, which has been on the FATF grey list over issues related to terror financing, to deliver on all 27 points by this February.

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Bangladesh vaccinates sex workers at largest brothel

The South Asian nation has so far vaccinated nearly three million people aged 40 or above with the AstraZeneca jab, but has scrapped the age restriction for sex workers at the town of Daulatdia in…

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FATF grey-list ‘takes down’ Pakistan by USD 38 billion: Report 

The research paper titled 'Bearing the cost of global politics - the impact of FATF grey-listing on Pakistan's economy' states that that grey-listing events spanning from 2008 to 2019, may have…

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Coup chaos leaves employers fretting over paying staff in Myanmar

Myanmar's kyat currency is depreciating, businesses are paralysed and banks are in disarray, and for all the support for street protests and strikes against the junta, the disruption is nudging…

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Sri Lanka sinks deeper into China's grasp, seeks $2.2 billion from Beijing as reserves shrink

Official figures show Sri Lanka's foreign reserves plummeted to $4.8 billion at the end of January, the lowest since September 2009 when they fell to $4.2 billion.

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After coup, Japan mulls halting new assistance projects to Myanmar

Earlier in February, Japan joined the Group of Seven advanced economics in condemning the coup and calling for the restoration of the civilian government in Myanmar

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Pro-military supporters clash with protesters in Myanmar's Yangon

Reports claimed at least 1,000 supporters of the military gathered in central Yangon with some wielding knives with signs carrying "we stand with the defence services"

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Facebook bans Myanmar military junta from its platforms

Facebook said the decision to ban the Myanmar army came due to "exceptionally severe human rights abuses..."

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Japan finalising plans to halt fresh aid to Myanmar, says report

Japan has enjoyed good relations with Myanmar and has not taken hard stance so far against the military junta after February 1 coup

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Myanmar military junta's foreign minister in talks with Indonesia, Thailand

Myanmar Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin held talks with his counterparts from Thailand and Indonesia in what was the first known face-to-face meetings between a senior junta member and foreign…

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Imran Khan pushes anti-India agenda on two-day Sri Lanka visit

Knowing Khan would bring up Kashmir, Sri Lanka cancelled Khan's address to Parliament. Undeterred, he used a trade conference to talk about Kashmir

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UNHRC resolution accuses Sri Lanka of human rights violations

The government does not allow Muslims and Christians to be buried and they must all be cremated. Because it fears the buried victims will contaminate the soil with the virus. There is no…

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Pakistan military personnel punished over escape of Taliban figure

Liaqat Ali, the former public face of the militant Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and better known by his pseudonym Ehsanullah Ehsan, escaped last year three years after he handed himself in to…

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ANP holds protests demanding safe return of missing persons across Pakistan

According to a report by Dawn, the ANP held protests across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against the enforced disappearances of people in different provinces and demanded the government to ensure safe…

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