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U.S. says identified target for sanctions over Myanmar crackdown

By Matt Spetalnick and Antoni Slodkowski WASHINGTON/YANGON (Reuters) - The United States has identified one person it might impose sanctions on over the brutal crackdown in Myanmar against minority Rohingya Muslims and is examining others, U.S. Secretary of ... Sify, 1 month ago

Pope to lead huge mass for Myanmar Catholics

Pope Francis will lead an open-air mass today for some 200,000 Catholics in Myanmar, who have poured into Yangon for a papal visit so far framed by his sidestepping of the Rohingya crisis.Excitement has been building for months among the throngs of pilgrims ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

While political prisoners released, Myanmar's judicial reforms stall

YANGON (Reuters) - Hundreds of political prisoners have been released from Myanmar's jails in amnesties in recent years, including dozens freed in January 2016, days before democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took power for the first time.
 Reuters2 days ago

U.N. picks Norwegian for Myanmar role as tensions simmer over Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - The United Nations named a new interim U.N. resident coordinator for Myanmar on Tuesday, appointing Knut Ostby of Norway to take over the humanitarian role at a time of growing strains with the Myanmar government over the handling of the ...
 Reuters2 months 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 ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago
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Low-profile RSS man Vijay Rupani back at the helm

The 61-year-old steered the party machinery in Gujarat, neutralising the incumbency factor against his government and surviving quota stir by the Patidar community, the bedrock of the party’s support base. Vijay Rupani sworn-in as chief minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, a low-profile Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh man who has the trust of Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, is back in the chief minister’s chair after having survived the incumbency factor and a violent quota ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago Rupani- a low-profile RSS man who has the trust of Guj's Shah  Business Standard1 month ago

When Pope flew over India, met scribe

Pope Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion plus Catholics, expressed his love for India as he flew over the country on November 27 on his way to Myanmar and later Bangladesh. “I love India,” the Pope told George Kallivayalil, the only Indian among 75 ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
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Pope stops short of direct Rohingya reference, says future of Myanmar depends on respecting ethnic groups

Pope Francis today insisted that Myanmar's future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the UN as ...
 DNA1 month ago
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No renewal of visas, verification checks is making life for Rohingyas in India very difficult

It has been a difficult year for the Rohingya refugees in the country. While a recent verification exercise by the police at multiple Rohingya settlements across the country has made them nervous about their future here, their requests for renewal or fresh ...
 catchnews.com1 month ago

Exclusive: Tussle over Myanmar bank reform puts spotlight on debt pile

By Yimou Lee and Thu Thu Aung NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's central bank has backed off from a demand that the country's private banks clear most of their loan books by January, averting a cliff-edge scenario that some bankers warned could have destabilised ...
 Sify2 months ago
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