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UNHCR concerned over safety of 56 Rohingya refugees in stormy seas

UNHCR concerned over safety of 56 Rohingya refugees in stormy seas

04-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Monday it was concerned about the safety of 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on a boat bound for Malaysia in stormy [...]
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Burma agrees to UN Security Council visit

Burma agrees to UN Security Council visit

04-Apr-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar has agreed to a visit by the UN Security Council after months of resistance, but it remains unclear whether ambassadors will be allowed to go to Rakhine state, the [...]
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Rohingya refugee boat restocks after storm in southern Thailand

03-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A boat with Rohingya refugees restocked with essential supplies at an island in southern Thailand on Sunday, authorities said, amid signs that overcrowding in Bangladeshi [...]
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China and Vietnam call for maritime disputes to be settled

03-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Chinese Foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday China and Vietnam should settle their disputes in the South China Sea through talks and move to jointly exploit its waters. [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi urges nation to stay united amid ‘challenges’

Burma’s Suu Kyi urges nation to stay united amid ‘challenges’

03-Apr-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on Sunday for her people to remain united, saying the Southeast Asian country faces “challenges” at home [...]
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UN in talks with Bangladesh about relocating Rohingya

UN in talks with Bangladesh about relocating Rohingya

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rohingya Muslim refugees, seen here waiting to receive rice, water and oil at a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh November 28, 2017, are now seen as threatened [...]
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In Cuba, Vietnam Communist Party chief advocates economic reforms

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of Vietnam’s Communist Party advocated for the importance of market-oriented economic reforms on a two-day visit to old ally Cuba, which is struggling to [...]
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China’s 40-vessel drill to boost war capabilities ‘posed no threat’ in disputed South China Sea

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

View photos China’s 40-vessel drill to boost war capabilities ‘posed no threat’ in disputed South China Sea The Chinese military aimed to enhance its [...]
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Lawyer Amal Clooney to represent detained Burma reporters

Lawyer Amal Clooney to represent detained Burma reporters

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney plans to represent two investigative reporters on trial in Myanmar. Clooney said Thursday she will defend the two Reuters journalists who [...]
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Burma swears in Suu Kyi loyalist as new president

31-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A longtime Aung San Suu Kyi loyalist vowed to prioritise the rule of law, peace and reconciliation Friday after being sworn in as the country’s new president, who will [...]
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Lawmakers call for pressure on Burma over Pyongyang ties

29-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Njherald | 6:00 AM

The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on companies across the globe to punish illicit trade with nuclear-armed North Korea, yet Myanmar, which is suspected of [...]
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Burma parliament elects Suu Kyi loyalist as new president

29-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday elected Win Myint, a loyalist of Aung San Suu Kyi, as new president, while she retained her executive authority over the government. [...]
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Burma, China exchange views on bilateral economic cooperation

29-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Global Times | 6:00 AM

Business communities of Myanmar and China exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in economic, trade and investment here on Monday. The exchange was jointly-organised for [...]
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UN chief hits out at Burma army chief over Rohingya comments

UN chief hits out at Burma army chief over Rohingya comments

28-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday criticised Myanmar’s army chief after he declared that the Muslim Rohingya had nothing in common with the [...]
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Bangladesh sees little foreign funds for Rohingya refugee island: minister

28-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh is not expecting much help from foreign donors as it forges ahead with plans to relocate 100,000 Rohingya refugees to an uninhabited island, an undertaking that [...]
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