South-East Asia needs 1.9 million more nurses, midwives: WHO

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how crucial nurses are to health security.
 

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South Korea reports 146 new coronavirus cases, highest in a week

The daily tally brought the country's total infections to 9,478

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Confusion, concern as locked-down Philippines starts coronavirus quarantine

The measures widen a lockdown since Friday that brought immigration limits, curfews, closures of schools and malls, bans on gatherings, social distancing, and restrictions on movement for the…

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Malaysia's sugar purchases from India hit record amid diplomatic spat

Some key industries in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, were told they can resume work on Wednesday, a day after President Xi Jinping visited the city for the…

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Myanmar may have chemical weapons stockpile: US

Myanmar officially joined the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which bans the production, storage and use of chemical arms, in 2015.

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Malaysia can revoke Zakir Naik's PR status: Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir said the government will first wait for the results of the police investigation into the alleged inflammatory remarks made by him against minorities in Malaysia, reported Malay Mail.

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Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine state

Rakhine state is one of Myanmar's poorest regions and NGOs provide aid to tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims still languishing in displacement camps as well as other local communities. 

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Satellite images show Myanmar's 'minimal preparations' for Rohingya return: Report

Myanmar has repeatedly said it is ready to take back refugees, blaming Bangladesh for failed efforts to kick-start returns.

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Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough; UN investigator calls for assets freeze

UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee called for the commanders' assets to be frozen. 

Travel ban on Myanmar military leaders not enough: UN investigator calls for commanders' assets to be…

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Dozens of people found stranded in Myanmar's Rakhine: Official

Each year thousands of Rohingya and stateless Bangladeshis try to reach Malaysia or Indonesia by sea.

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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

The Myanmar proposal to list the site was approved at a meeting of the UN's cultural body in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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United Nations investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar

A 2017 military crackdown drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. 

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US calls to end internet blackout in Myanmar's two states

Myanmar's Ministry of Transport and Communications on June 21 ordered mobile phone operators to shut down all internet data across at least eight townships in Rakhine state.

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United Nation fears Myanmar human rights abuses in internet shutdown

The military is locked in battle with the Arakan Army (AA), insurgents fighting for more autonomy for the region's ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.

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Southeast Asian leaders meet, expected to discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea

Leaders of the 10 countries on Saturday adopted a joint declaration against marine plastic pollution and stressed the importance of a regional trade pact first proposed by China.

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