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Russia, Turkey spar over Syria operation

Erdogan threatens to attack advancing Syrian troops; Kremlin warns against the worst scenario

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 10:46 pm

EU Honors Myanmar Rights Advocates at Fourth Schuman Awards

The EU has bestowed its Schuman Awards on a womens rights activist, a human rights lawyer and a satirical troupe who carry the flame of fre

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 8:38 pm

Accountability Lacking as Civilian Casualties Mount in Myanmars Rakhine Confl..

The Rakhine conflict is increasingly marked by civilian casualties, for which neither of the warring parties is being held accountable.

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 8:18 pm

Fighting Blocks off Food Supplies to Myanmars Chin State Township

Fighting between Myanmars army and the Arakan Army has blocked food supplies to Paletwa in Chin State and left hundreds of civilians strand

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 6:45 pm

Timeline: Irregularities & Significant Events from Toddler Rape Case in Myanm..

The Irrawaddy provides an overview of key events and controversies in the prominent child-rape case while the culprit is still at large.

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 6:20 pm

Myanmar Ministers Survive Attack on Military Chopper in Rakhine

A helicopter with the Union minister for social welfare and the Rakhine State chief minister aboard was shot Wednesday as the two went to v

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 6:16 pm

Sri Lanka to withdraw from co-sponsoring UN Human Rights Council resolution on war crimes

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksas statement came days after the U.S. imposed travel restrictions on Army chief Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva and his immediate famil

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 4:58 pm

Germany to require social media sites to report hate speech

Jurists estimate the number of online hate speech cases in Germany each year to be in the six figures

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 4:46 pm

Myanmars Garment Factories Face Closure as Coronavirus Blocks Supplies

Myanmars garment factories might be forced to close as Chinas coronavirus restricts the imports of raw materials.

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 4:21 pm

V Unbeatable: The India dance troupe that won America's Got Talent

The Mumbai-based dance group performed with Blink 182 to win a popular American dance reality TV show.

BBC 19 Feb 2020 4:15 pm

Rare snow leopard spotted in Himalayas

Officials have released footage of a rare sighting of a snow leopard in the Himalayas.

BBC 19 Feb 2020 4:06 pm

World Bank: Myanmar Must Push Deeper Reform for Inclusive Economic Growth

A new World Bank report says Myanmars current reforms fall short and urges steps to address economic mismanagement, resource exploitation,

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 3:59 pm

The Day a Pioneering Myanmar Education Reformer Was Killed

On this day in 1957, education reformer U Kaung died in a car crash in India. He initiated free education, expanded the school curriculum a

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 11:46 am

Coronavirus Slows Chinas Belt and Road Push

The coronavirus outbreak has dealt a blow to Beijings Belt and Road Initiative across Asia, leaving Chinese staff unable to access projects

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 11:00 am

Southeast Asia Courts Local Tourists as Virus Shuts Chinese Out

With restrictions on Chinese tourists due to the coronavirus costing billions of dollars, Southeast Asian travel firms, hotels and airlines

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 10:46 am

Virus Death Toll Tops 2,000 in China; Hong Kong Sees 2nd Fatality

Chinas death toll from the coronavirus has passed 2,000 with more than 74,000 infections; Hong Kong has reported its second fatality.

The Irrawaddy 19 Feb 2020 10:10 am

Two small planes collide in Australia, killing 4 on board

Aerial images taken from local media showed debris from two small planes in grassy areas in Mangalore, north of Melbourne

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 9:56 am

Facebook says 'deeply concerned' about Singapore's order to block page

The government had ordered Facebook this week to block the States Times Review's page in Singapore, saying the blog had repeatedly conveyed falsehoods. The States Times R

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 9:49 am

COVID-19 | Quarantined cruise ship passengers start disembarking in Japan

The United States evacuated more than 300 nationals on Monday on two chartered flights

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 8:43 am

COVID-19: death toll surges past 2,000 in China

Total number of confirmed cases in mainland China is 74,185

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 6:54 am

Vladimir Putin sacks prominent Kremlin ideologue, Ukraine hardliner Vladislav Surkov

The decree was issued a week after the Kremlin said a senior Ukrainian-born Russian official, Dmitry Kozak, was now in charge of managing Moscow's relations with Ukraine,

The Hindu 19 Feb 2020 1:51 am

Michael Bloomberg qualifies for next Democratic debate, and rivals are getting ready

The debate on Wednesday will be the ninth in the contest for who will challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 10:19 pm

Death toll from toxic gas leak rises to 14 in Pakistan

The apparently odourless gas, which causes severe breathing problems, has sickened hundreds since the leak first struck in Karachis coastal neighborhood of Kamari on Sund

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 10:17 pm

COVID-19 | WHO urges calm as China virus death toll nears 1,900

Chinese study of 72,000 patients reveals that 81% of them had only mild infections

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 10:04 pm

Maithripala Sirisena joins the Rajapaksas in pre-poll alliance in Sri Lanka

He had defected from the Mahinda Rajapaksa govt. in 2015

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 9:45 pm

Yangon Photo Festival Spotlights Some of Myanmars Pressing Issues

Showcasing work by photographers from Myanmar and beyond, the 12th Yangon Photo Festival addresses issues like environmental threats, peace

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 8:57 pm

Rakhine Parliament Speaker: Myanmar Govt Must Do More to Help IDPs

Rakhine States parliament speaker called on the government to increase aid and allow humanitarian organizations to provide food for those d

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 8:35 pm

At Shan Army HQ, Another Twist in The Tale of Myanmars Fragile Peace Process

On a cold night in Shan States Loi Tai Leng recently, army generals shared whiskey with ethnic commanders; what does the uneasy camaraderie

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 8:18 pm

Myanmar Postpones Gem Emporium Amid Coronavirus Scare

As prospective buyers are mostly from China and Hong Kong, Myanmar has postponed a jade and gems emporium in Naypyitaw next month amid coro

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 8:06 pm

Myanmar Military MPs to Debate Charter Reform en Masse, Defend Political Powe..

Nearly all military-appointed lawmakers will join upcoming debates on constitutional amendments that would reduce the militarys power over

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 7:57 pm

Myanmar Lawmakers Submit Bill to Amend Controversial Privacy Law

A parliamentary committee has submitted a bill that would amend a controversial law that has been used to put government critics behind bar

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 7:20 pm

Ashraf Ghani secures second term as Afghan president: Election Commission

The Commission announced that Ashraf Ghani garnered 50.64% of the vote that took place on September 28 last year

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 6:59 pm

How Donald Trump got his wall - in India

The US president will be greeted by a brand new wall during his trip to India next week.

BBC 18 Feb 2020 6:21 pm

Rakhine Civilian in Sittwe Hospital After Alleged Beating by Myanmars Militar..

A Rakhine factory worker says he was beaten by Myanmar's military in his village as fighting with the Arakan Army intensifies.

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 4:53 pm

Military MPs Urge Myanmar Govt: Improve Accountability, Dont Waste Public Fun..

Military lawmakers called for the government to end fiscal waste and improve accountability after a recent audit showed some civilian minis

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 4:31 pm

Toxic gas leak kills 4 more people in coastal Karachi area

The apparently odorless gas, which causes severe breathing problems, has sickened hundreds since the leak first struck in Karachis coastal neighborhood of Kamari on Sunda

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 1:36 pm

India's bird population 'going down sharply'

Eagles, vultures, warblers and migrating shorebirds have seen the greatest decline, a new study says.

BBC 18 Feb 2020 1:04 pm

Beijing auto show is latest event delayed by virus fears

The organizers of Auto China 2020 said in a statement dated Monday that the sprawling event originally scheduled for April 21-30 in Beijing would be moved to an undetermi

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 12:40 pm

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

By going to bankruptcy court, the Scouts can put those lawsuits on hold for now. But ultimately they could be forced to sell off some of their vast property holdings, inc

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 12:01 pm

One policeman killed, two injured in IED blast in Pakistan

The explosive device went off near a police mobile van deployed for the security of polio workers

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 11:59 am

Gunman Kills Ex-Wife atBangkokShopping Mall Days After Mass Shooting

A man shot and killed his ex-wife at a busy Bangkok shopping mall, just 10 days after a mass shooting killed dozens in Thailands northeast.

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 11:55 am

Deaths Rise to 1,868 in China as Nation Battles Coronavirus Epidemic

Chinese authorities reported another 98 coronavirus fatalities Tuesday, taking the countrys death toll to 1,868 from 72,436 cases.

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 11:27 am

Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion fund to combat climate change

Hundreds of Amazon employees last month signed a blog criticizing the online retail giants climate policies and demanding it do more to tackle climate change

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 7:55 am

The Day Myanmar Lost an Influential Cartoonist

On this day in 1953, Myanmar lost the prominent and pioneering cartoonist U Ba Gyan, author of scathing political cartoons and creator of M

The Irrawaddy 18 Feb 2020 7:00 am

COVID-19: death toll passes 1,800 in China

More than 12,000 people have recovered and been discharged, according to health commission figures

The Hindu 18 Feb 2020 6:54 am

Yangon MPs Draft Bill to Rein In Mismanagement of Public Funds

Yangons lawmakers are drafting a law to stop the authorities wasting funds, awarding contracts behind closed doors and failing to pay taxes

The Irrawaddy 17 Feb 2020 8:00 pm

Ethnic Shanni Reject Move to Grow Naga Territory in NW Myanmar

Ethnic Shanni communities in Sagaing Division are speaking out against a move by an ethnic Naga politician to add land to the Naga Self-Adm

The Irrawaddy 17 Feb 2020 7:11 pm

Myanmar Tour Guides Object to Granting Entry to Chinese Tourists With Health ..

Mandalay tour guides say the governments call for travel agencies to ask Chinese visitors for health clearances is motivated by financial c

The Irrawaddy 17 Feb 2020 5:59 pm

Debbie Abrahams: India denies entry to UK Labour MP critical of government

Debbie Abrahams was critical of India's decision to revoke Kashmir's special status last year.

BBC 17 Feb 2020 5:22 pm

Rakhine Delegation Meets with Myanmar Military Chief, Draws Criticism

An ethnic Rakhine delegation led by a senior Arakan National Party member met with Myanmars military chief Thursday, prompting questions fr

The Irrawaddy 17 Feb 2020 3:39 pm