Myanmar seeks international help as COVID-19 bites

Junta leader Min Aung Hlaing told a "coordination meeting to beef up cooperation with the international community" that Myanmar should seek money from a Covid-19 response fund set up by the…

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6.1-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia: USGS

The strong quake hit 258 kilometres (160 miles) northeast of the city of Manado in North Sulawesi at a depth of 68 kilometres

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How Pakistan's intelligence service ISI targets Balouch leaders abroad

Pakistan generals are running a campaign targeted killings of the Baloch diaspora and there's a pattern to prove it with three suspicious deaths this year.

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Myanmar police find the largest haul of synthetic drugs in South East Asia, seizing 200 million meth tablets

Between February and April, authorities swooped on labs in the lawless Kutkai area of Shan state, seizing nearly 200 miilion meth tablets, 500kg of crystal meth, 300kg of heroin, and 3,750 litres…

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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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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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Southeast Asian leaders throw weight behind China-led trade pact

Disputes in the flashpoint South China Sea, Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims and plastic pollution in the seas are also set to be discussed at the two-day ASEAN summit, chaired by…

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As Myanmar military takes critics to court, some want Aung San Suu Kyi to act

Some activists say the Nobel laureate, who leads a civilian administration that took power in 2016 as part of a transition after decades of harsh military rule, could legislate or at least speak…

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Southeast Asia should ban foreign trash imports: Environmentalists

Thailand will from Thursday host four days of meetings for leaders of the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss the region's most pressing issues.

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Nationalist group condemns Myanmar sedition case against Buddhist monk

Police issued an arrest warrant for Wirathu last month, but he has evaded arrest.

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Myanmar doctor-turned-model hits back at ban over revealing photos

Nang Mwe San, Myanmar doctor and model who had her medical licence revoked for posting lingerie photos of herself blasted the government for "interfering" with personal freedoms.

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New Myanmar filmmakers shoot to rekindle golden years

The Southeast Asian nation used to be a regional cinematic hub before the 1962-installed military junta suppressed creativity, imposed censorship and cut the country off from outside influences.…

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