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Iran Health Ministry confirms 13 more COVID-19 cases, two deaths

The total of cases in Iran now stands at 18, with four of those people having died

The Hindu 21 Feb 2020 4:52 pm

Another virus hotspot surfaces in China prisons

Hubei, the hard-hit central province where the virus emerged late last year, said Friday that 271 cases were reported by its prisons on Thu

The Times of India 21 Feb 2020 3:47 pm

China's count of new coronavirus cases drops, deaths exceed 2,200

Containment of the illness has been a struggle far from the epicenter in central China. South Korea's capital banned street rallies and the

The Times of India 21 Feb 2020 2:05 pm

India woman held for chanting 'long live Pakistan' at citizenship protest

The woman was at a protest against a citizenship law that critics say discriminates against Muslims.

BBC 21 Feb 2020 11:55 am

South Korea Sees Surge in Coronavirus Cases

South Korea has reported a large jump in coronavirus infections; special measures are being implemented in the countrys fourth-largest city

The Irrawaddy 21 Feb 2020 10:24 am

China Says Media That Insults the Country Must Pay a Price

The Chinese government has defended its decision to expel three Wall Street Journal reporters over an op-ed Beijing deemed racist and sland

The Irrawaddy 21 Feb 2020 10:19 am

China reports 118 more Coronavirus deaths

The death toll in China from the coronavirus epidemic rose to 2,236 on Friday after 118 more people died, most of them in the hard-hit epic

The Times of India 21 Feb 2020 9:05 am

The Free British Colonial Library in Myanmar that Welcomed Everyone

It is 137 years since the Bernard Free Library was established by British colonialists, becoming todays National Library of Myanmar.

The Irrawaddy 21 Feb 2020 7:00 am

Trump adviser Roger Stone sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison for lying in Russia probe

In a stern lecture during a 2-1/2-hour sentencing hearing for the veteran Republican operative, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson also delivered an implicit rebuke t

The Hindu 21 Feb 2020 1:48 am

Majority of Indians have confidence in Donald Trumps handling of world affairs: Pew Research Center

The survey, conducted between June 24 and October 2, 2019, was based on 2,476 adult respondents, surveyed face to face.

The Hindu 20 Feb 2020 10:32 pm

South Korea, Iran report first virus deaths

China reports drop in new infections

The Hindu 20 Feb 2020 9:54 pm

Michael Bloomberg comes under attack at Democratic debate

The billionaire candidate was accused of trying to buy his way into White House

The Hindu 20 Feb 2020 9:44 pm

COVID-19: Japanese data on cruise ship infections backs quarantine strategy

Japan has been criticised for its handling of the quarantine, as more than 620 people on board have been infected with the virus and two elderly passengers have died

The Hindu 20 Feb 2020 7:54 pm

Myanmar Lower House Votes to Scrap Polling Stations on Military Bases

The Lower House has voted in support of an election commission proposal requiring military personnel and their families to cast their votes

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 7:05 pm

Military-Initiated Steel Project Costing Myanmar Govt $345,000 in Daily Loan ..

Myanmar taxpayers are bearing the burden of repaying the loan to China Development Bank.

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 6:29 pm

Shan Armed Group May Sign Myanmars Nationwide Ceasefire

The Shan State Progressive Party says it is considering signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement this year if it will move Myanmar toward

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 6:28 pm

India-Myanmar Cross-Border Bus Service to Operate Soon

Mandalay in central Myanmar and Imphal in northeastern India is due to be connected by a bus service from April after 17 years of planning.

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 6:13 pm

KNU to Myanmar Military: Stop Road Building Until Dispute is Settled

The Karen National Union and the Myanmar military are struggling with military tensions over road construction in Karen territory as they w

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 5:59 pm

Fighting Closes Schools Ahead of Key Exams in Myanmars Chin State

Fighting between Myanmars army and the Arakan Army has forced numerous schools to close across Paletwa in Chin State as vital exams approac

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 4:41 pm

Rape, Caste, Double Standards, and Indias Middle Class

Does India's middle class only empathize with victims who are like them?

Thediplomat 20 Feb 2020 2:59 pm

Blaze in Yangons Chinatown Injures 15

Residents were trapped in elevators and choked by smoke as fire raged through two floors of a mixed-use building.

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 2:13 pm

Myanmars Union-Level Ceasefire Monitoring Committee to Meet Next Month

The government and 10 ethnic armed groups have agreed to convene the Union-level Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee next month after a ye

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 2:11 pm

Data mistrust grows as Hubei changes Coronavirus count method again

The number of new coronavirus cases reported by Hubei province dropped sharply after China changed the way it reports the number of infecti

The Times of India 20 Feb 2020 1:05 pm

Container slides off truck killing 19

Officials say the container came off its hinges after one of the wheels of the truck had a puncture.

BBC 20 Feb 2020 12:07 pm

China Says Aerosol Infection Possible in Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus can be contracted by inhaling tiny airborne particles carrying the virus, Chinese officials said; those exposed to high con

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 11:29 am

Myanmar Reportedly Set to Be Placed on Global Money-Laundering Watchlist

A global watchdog is set to put Myanmar on its money-laundering gray list, sources close to an ongoing meeting in Paris said, citing traffi

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 11:24 am

Between Effectiveness and Control: Civil-Military Relations in India

Has civilian control of the military in India hampered military effectiveness?

Thediplomat 20 Feb 2020 11:14 am

Tranquil Thailands Gun Culture in Spotlight After Shooting Sprees

A series of deadly shootings has drawn attention to Thailands widespread gun ownership and the prevalence of illegal firearms in the countr

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 11:04 am

We are running against a billionaire': Democrats attack Bloomberg in U.S. presidential debate

The top six candidates competing for the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. President Donald Trump in November elections participated in the ninth presidential debate

The Hindu 20 Feb 2020 10:41 am

China reports drop in coronavirus cases

China's central Hubei province had 349 new confirmed cases on Wednesday, down from 1,693 a day earlier and lowest since January 25. The dea

The Times of India 20 Feb 2020 8:05 am

Batmans Butler Alfred on Colonialism: Does Burning Down the Forest Work?

When the Myanmar military, like the British colonial army, hammers a population into desperation, the result may be more destructive than t

The Irrawaddy 20 Feb 2020 7:00 am

Eight people killed in shootings near Frankfurt, police giving chase

The motive for the shootings is still unclear.

The Hindu 20 Feb 2020 6:36 am

Seeing double: The Indian town filled with twins

One town in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu is home to hundreds of twins and no-one knows why.

BBC 20 Feb 2020 5:34 am

Ahead of Trump Visit: India Clears Procurement of 24 MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters

The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by the Indian prime minister reportedly cleared the $2.6 billion purchase this week.

Thediplomat 20 Feb 2020 3:40 am

Ghanis Rivals Reject Election Result

A winner has been declared in the Afghan election, but the losers are crying foul.

Thediplomat 19 Feb 2020 11:31 pm

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

Indias Defense Ministry, HAL Conclude Price Negotiations for 83 MK1A Light Combat Aircraft

The estimated price tag for the 83 light combat aircraft is $5.45 billion.

Thediplomat 19 Feb 2020 9:09 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

Pakistan Test Launches Raad II Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Cruise Missile

Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test of its latest Raad-II air-launched cruise missile with a new range of 600 kilometers.

Thediplomat 19 Feb 2020 8:27 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

Indian Police Open Case Against Kashmir Social Media Users

Indian authorities are cracking down on the use of virtual private networks.

Thediplomat 19 Feb 2020 7:39 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