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Monday, May 18 2015

The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, is increasingly concerned about the plight of migrants and refugees stranded in the Andaman Sea ...

Monday, May 18 2015

Persecution of the Rohingya minority by the Myanmar government amounts to genocide, according to field research from ...

Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants arrive on a boat of local fisherman in Kuala Langsa, East Aceh, Indonesia, 15 May 2015. Photo: EPA
Saturday, May 16 2015

The United States on May 15 upped the pressure on Southeast Asian nations, urging them not to float boatloads of desperate migrants ...

Wednesday, May 13 2015

A 25.59 carat "pigeon blood" ruby sold for a world record US$30.33 million [K30.3 billion] at auction in Geneva Tuesday while ...

Rescue team members walk on a collapsed house after another powerful earthquake struck, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 May 2015. Photo: EPA
Wednesday, May 13 2015

A new earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and sending ...

Rescued migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh at a police station in Kuah, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, 11 May 2015. Photo: EPA
Tuesday, May 12 2015

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) called on Southeast Asian governments May 12 to find and rescue thousands of ...

Tuesday, May 12 2015

A gold smuggling ring operating between Myanmar and India has been busted according to reports in the New Indian Express.

Rohingya refugees line up for breakfast in the sport stadium of Lhok Sukon, North Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, 11 May 2015. Photo: Zikri Maulana/EPA
Monday, May 11 2015

Four boats carrying some 1,400 Rohingya migrants were rescued off the coasts of Indonesia and Malaysia on Monday, officials said ...

he Myanmar and Lao entourages, including President U Thein Sein, pose at the bridge. Photo: President's Office
Monday, May 11 2015

Myanmar and Laos formally opened the first-ever friendship bridge across the Mekong River that links Myanmar's Tachileik in Shan State and ...

UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards Photo: UN
Sunday, May 10 2015

UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards, speaking on May 8 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, has voiced alarm over the growing ...


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