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India banks on BIMSTEC to push counter-terror steps.

With Pakistan blocking most of the counter-terrorism initiatives by the Saarc, India on Tuesday sought to give a boost to regional regional cooperation against the menace through the BIMSTEC.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval hosted a meeting of his counterparts from the other BIMSTEC member ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

EXCLUSIVE - China's AgBank suspends account being used to crowdfund Myanmar rebels.

YANGON - One of China's biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar.

- Reuters - US

Myanmar's Amazing Modernization.

Myanmar's rapid transformation, as seen in the commercial capital of Yangon.

- The Diplomat - US

India made to work hard for 3-2 win against Cambodia in friendly.

Phnom Penh , March 22 India made heavy weather of their 3-2 win over lower-ranked Cambodia in a FIFA international football friendly at the Olympic Stadium here on Wednesday. India will play Myanmar in their AFC Asian Cup qualifiers opener on March 28, and this game was billed as a dress rehearsal. The visitors took time to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

China bank suspends account used to fund rebel troops across the border in Myanmar.

One of China’s biggest state-owned lenders has suspended an account used to fund ethnic rebels fighting government troops in Myanmar, halting an arrangement that could have stoked diplomatic tensions between Beijing and Myanmar. The Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army, which clashed with government forces this ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Grab goes where no Uber has gone before,Myanmar.

Southeast Asian ride-hailing powerhouse Grab is now launching in a country where no Uber has driven yet , Myanmar. Grab, which has expanded rapidly since its launch in Malaysia in 2012 , is now in 35 cities across Southeast Asia. SEE ALSO: Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are ...

- Mashable! - US

Myanmar praises China for suspending rebels' bank account.

YANGON - Myanmar's government praised China on Wednesday for suspending a Chinese bank account used by ethnic rebels fighting Myanmar troops, in a move to prevent potential damage to diplomatic ties.

- Reuters - US

Myanmar mother sues son for calling her a 'prostitute'.

A Myanmar woman is suing her own son for calling her a “prostitute” on Facebook, the latest case under a controversial law that critics say is increasingly stifling free speech. Police arrested 21-year-old Wana Oo on Tuesday after his mother Tin Tin Hla, from southern Myanmar, brought a case against him over ...

- The Japan Times - JP

What Did the Philippines' Duterte Achieve During His Myanmar Trip?.

A closer look at what the Philippine president accomplished during his two-day visit there.

- The Diplomat - US

Taxi Hailing App 'Grab' Beats Uber to Myanmar.

A Singapore-based ride-hailing service launched a trial in Myanmar's biggest city Tuesday, making it the first international company to operate there."Grab," a company that currently operates in six other countries in Southeast Asia, would rival a number of local ride-hailing services already operat...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

UN warns against 'crimes against humanity'.

Their homes burned and relatives killed, Rohingya have been fleeing northern Myanmar since October.

- CNN Top Stories - US

India to test waters against Cambodia

Preparing for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, India will get a chance to assess their strengths and weaknesses in a match situation when they plays Cambodia in an international friendly here on Tuesday.This is India's first friendly since the 4-1 rout of Puerto Rico on home soil in September last year. Both the sides will be ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Sorry, gays, Duterte is no longer for same-sex union

NAYPYITAW, BURMA —Same-sex marriage is not for the Philippines, President Duterte has said here, reversing his campaign promise to support legislation allowing gay unions. The post Sorry, gays, Duterte is no longer for same-sex union appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Tech And Civil Society Merge At Innovation Competition In Myanmar

Phandeeyar, an innovation lab based in Yangon, aimed to facilitate connections between Myanmar's tech and civil society communities at its Innovation Marketplace competition.

- Forbes.com - US

Taxi Hailing App 'Grab' Beats Uber to Myanmar

A Singapore-based ride-hailing service launched a trial in Myanmar's biggest city Tuesday, making it the first international company to operate there. "Grab," a company that currently operates in six other countries in Southeast Asia, would rival a number of local ride-hailing services already operating in Yangon, but beats ...

- Voice of America - US

Ride-hailing firms Grab, Uber pursue growth in Myanmar

SINGAPORE - Singapore-headquartered Grab launched a trial of its ride-hailing services in Myanmar on Tuesday, aiming to expand to a seventh Southeast Asian country, while rival Uber Technologies Inc said it was also looking to enter the market shortly.

- BangkokPost - TH

Fight common security threats together, Modi urges Bimstec members

New Delhi, March 21 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged member states of the Bimstec regional bloc to fight common security threats such as terrorism, extremism and radicalisation together. The Bimstec comprises Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. "PM called upon Bimstec member ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Beset By Delays, Myanmar-China Oil Pipeline Nears Start-Up

Nearly a decade in the making, a project to pump oil 480 miles across Myanmar to southwest China is set for imminent start-up.

- Rigzone.com - US

Myanmar mother sues son for calling her a 'prostitute'

A Myanmar woman is suing her own son for calling her a "prostitute" on Facebook, the latest case under a controversial law that critics say is increasingly stifling free speech.

- Zee News - IN

Myanmar mother sues son for calling her a 'prostitute'

YANGON, March 21 ­—A Myanmar woman is suing her own son for calling her a prostitute' on Facebook, the latest case under a controversial law that critics say is increasingly stifling free speech. Police arrested 21-year-old Wana Oo today...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Southeast Asian ride hailing firm Grab expands to Myanmar

SINGAPORE - Ride hailing firm Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc , launched services in Myanmar on Tuesday, expanding operations to a seventh country in the region.

- Reuters - US

Navy warship stops in Myanmar for first time since WWII

A port call to Myanmar this week by the USNS Fall River marks the first time a Navy ship has visited the Southeast Asian nation since World War II.

- Stars and Stripes - US

UN warns of 'crimes against humanity'

Their homes burned and relatives killed, Rohingya have been fleeing northern Myanmar since October.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Uber and Grab are bringing Southeast Asia's taxi on-demand war to Myanmar

Southeast Asia's ride-sharing war is spreading to a new frontier after rivals Grab and Uber revealed plans to expand into Myanmar, the country also known as Burma. Singapore-based Grab announced its launch in the country today, its first new market expansion for nearly three years, to take it to seven markets but its ...

- TechCrunch - US

'They've seen their whole family killed in front of their eyes'

Their homes burned and relatives killed, Rohingya have been fleeing northern Myanmar since October.

- CNN Top Stories - US

3 agreements up for signing

BANGKOK—Three agreements on science and technology, tourism and agriculture are to be signed during President Duterte's brief visit here en route home from Burma , Ambassador Mary Jo Bernardo-Aragon said on Monday. The post 3 agreements up for signing appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights displacement in Myanmar, the Philippines and Bangladesh

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka More than 30,000 people are estimated to have fled the Kokang Self Administered Zone after fighting erupted on 6 March between the Myanmar Military and National Democratic Alliance Army. MYANMAR More than ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Wider Image: Rohingya newborns offer frail hope in face of Myanmar violence | Reuters

By Antoni Slodkowski and Mohammad Ponir Hossain | BALUKHALI, Bangladesh BALUKHALI, Bangladesh Scared, hungry and badly beaten, Rohingya women fleeing an army crackdown in Myanmar recount harrowing tales of destruction and death: a father burned alive, an uncle slaughtered with a machete, a brother arrested and not heard ...

- Firstpost - IN

Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh camps

An investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh today and questioned some of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar, alleging mistreatment by soldiers and majority Buddhists.

- Zee News - IN

Just politics, Duterte says of 'destabilization' threat

NAYPYITAW, Burma —President Duterte has dismissed talk of destabilization as nothing but politics.' The post Just politics, Duterte says of 'destabilization' threat appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Peace in Myanmar depends on settling centuries-old ethnic conflicts

Myanmar won its independence from British colonial rule in 1948. Sadly its history since then has been massively unhappy. From being the best educated country in East Asia, it spiraled down over the ensuing 65 years to being possibly the worst educated as well as one of the poorest. The primary cause

- Brookings - US

Contrast in style as Duterte meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Regional politics makes for strange bedfellows, and at first glance, it is hard to imagine more of an odd couple than tempestuous Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his cerebral de facto Myanmar counterpart, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who met Monday in Myanmar's capital, Naypyitaw.

- FOX News - US

Contrast in style as Duterte meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar — Regional politics makes for strange bedfellows, and at first glance, it is hard to imagine more of an odd couple than...

- Townhall.com - US

Contrast in style as Duterte meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar " Regional politics makes for strange bedfellows, and at first glance, it is hard to imagine more of an odd couple than tempestuous Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his cerebral de facto Myanmar counterpart,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

PHL donates $300,000 to Myanmar for Rakhine State

President Rodrigo Duterte turned over the symbolic check to State Counselor and Nobel Peace Price awardee Aung San Suu Kyi after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pit Kaw.

- GMA News - PH

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called his European critics 'crazies'

© AFP -Naypyidaw - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed. Duterte fired his broadside in a late-night speech Sunday in Myanmar after the European Parliament ...

- Business Insider - US

Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh camps

DHAKA, Bangladesh " A Bangladesh official says an investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh and questioned some of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims who...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh camps

A Bangladesh official says an investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh and questioned some of the thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled from Myanmar, alleging mistreatment by soldiers and majority Buddhists.

- FOX News - US

Burma: Hardline Buddhists protest citizenship for Rohingya

HUNDREDS of hardline Buddhists in Rakhine state took to the streets on Sunday in protest of government plans to give citizenship to members of the Rohingya Muslim minority community. The post Burma: Hardline Buddhists protest citizenship for Rohingya appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

IFRC launches emergency appeal to support growing needs of migrants in Bangladesh

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar IFRC's $3.2 million appeal will ensure that 25,000 new arrivals receive food aid and other emergency relief items, including shelter materials, clean water, sanitation and health care over nine months. Dhaka, 20 March, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics of his drug war 'crazies'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed. Duterte fired his broadside in a late-night speech Sunday in Myanmar after the European Parliament issued a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte derides critics as ‘crazies’ and promises more bloodshed in his war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal to criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed. Duterte fired his broadside in a late-night speech Sunday in Myanmar after the European Parliament issued a ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Vera Lynn turns 100

Vera Lynn praises the soldiers who kept her safe while she sang in Burma during World War II, in a programme celebrating her 100th birthday. The Forces' Sweetheart told the BBC documentary about the stories behind her rise to global fame, including her posting with the Entertainments National Service Association in 1944. ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Naypyidaw, Myanmar, Mar 20 - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as “crazies” in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed. Duterte fired his broadside in a late-night speech Sunday in Myanmar after the ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Two arrested in Cape Town for drugs

Police in Mandalay in Cape Town have arrested a man and a woman after they were found in possession of drugs with a street value of almost R100,000, Western Cape police said on Sunday.

- Cape Times - SA

Three Myanmar nationals among six militant suspects detained in Cox's Bazar

Police have detained six suspected militants, including three Myanmar nationals, at a hotel in Cox's Bazar.

- BDNews24 - BD

Hard-line Buddhists protest Rohingya citizenship plans

SITTWE, MYANMAR - Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists in Rakhine state, already wracked by religious violence, protested Sunday against the government's plan to give citizenship to some members of the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority community.

- BangkokPost - TH

Police close in three Rohingya siblings over murder case in Marang

KUALA TERENGGANU, March 19 — Police are now closing in on three Rohingya siblings in connection with the murder of a Myanmar man at a house in Kampung Pak Madah, Marang yesterday. Terengganu Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Wan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

10-member Myanmar government team visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar

A Myanmar government delegation has reached Cox’s Bazar to visit three camps where the Rohingyas, who fled persecution in their own country, are sheltered.

- BDNews24 - BD

Bridge name creates troubled waters for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Thousands of people protested in eastern Myanmar against plans to name a bridge after Aung San Suu Kyi’s father, the latest flashpoint between her administration and the country’s restless ethnic minorities. The issue highlights some of the deep distrust among Myanmar’s patchwork of minorities ­towards ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

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