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UN Security Council told Maldives crisis may get worse

A senior UN official warned the Security Council that the situation in the Maldives where the president has declared a state of emergency may deteriorate even further.The top UN body met behind closed doors to discuss the crisis sparked by President Abdulla ... Business Standard, 1 week ago
UN chief asks Maldives to uphold rule of law Deccan Herald, 1 week ago

13 arrested for breaching election laws in Lanka

At least 13 people have been arrested for allegedly breaching election rules in Sri Lanka ahead of the February 10local council polls which is being seen as the first electoral test for President Maithripala Sirisena-led unity government.Police said the ...
 Business Standard1 month ago Local polls: Sri Lanka coalition humiliated  Deccan Herald1 week ago Rajapaksa heading for landslide victory in Lanka local poll  Business Standard1 week ago Sri Lanka goes to polls in crucial vote  Deccan Herald1 week ago

Bangladesh approves controversial Rohingya island

Bangladesh approved a controversial $280 million project to transform a desolate island off its southern coast into a temporary camp for 100,000 Rohingya refugees on Tuesday, despite warnings the site is uninhabitable. The announcement comes just days after ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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Football Briefs: Ronaldo hits hat-trick; Bayern extend dominance

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 5-2 in La Liga on Saturday to warm up for their Champions League clash with Paris St Germain in style.   Real's big victory over Sociedad took them third above Valencia but they trail Barcelona by 16 points as they turn their attention to the defence of their ...
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China changes tack on Maldives, wants facilitation of talks

China today opposed UN mediation in the Maldives but toned down its opposition to foreign intervention, saying the international community can provide "support and convenience" for Maldivian parties to resolve thepolitical turmoil.Ahead of a UN Security Council meeting today to discuss the situation in the Maldives after UN officials offered to facilitate all-party talks to resolve the crisis, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media that China is for relevant parties in the ...
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Maldives top judge threatened with death: lawyer

The Maldives' top judge received death threats before his arrest in a regime crackdown, his lawyer said today ahead of a United Nations Security Council hearing on the island nation's political crisis.Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed was warned he would be "cut ...
 Business Standard1 week ago
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'Send envoy, military': Ex-Maldives President Nasheed seeks India's help amid crisis

(Maldivian opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest as they the urge the government to obey a SC order) Male : Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed on Tuesday sought military intervention by India to resolve the crisis raging in his country, ...
 Sify2 weeks ago
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Centre, states must act closely to ensure implementation of National Security Policy: NN Vohra

At the 12th R N Kao memorial lecture at the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) headquarters in New Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir Governor N N Vohra delivered an elloquent speech, in which he discussed the efficient and speedy implementation of the National Security ...
 catchnews.com3 weeks ago
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Meet this year's Republic Day Chief Guests. All 10 of them!

This January 26, India will host 10 ASEAN leaders as chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations.Utkarsh Mishra introduces us to the nine men and one woman who will witness the pomp and pageantry that marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Republic. Aung San Suu Kyi Photograph: Fred Dufour/Pool/Reuters The Nobel Laureate has the title State Counsellor, but don't be fooled by the tepid nomenclature. Though there is a head of State, Suu Kyi heads the government in Myanmar, ruling ...
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Philippines volcano erupts forcing 34,000 to flee

Manila: More than 34,000 people from a danger zone around Mayon volcano have been evacuated due to the threat of hazardous eruption, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday. Romina Marasigan, spokesperson from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and ...
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