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Joe Biden announces sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders, says coup can't be without consequences
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Joe Biden announces sanctions against Myanmar's military leaders, says coup can't be without consequences

Biden said he has approved a new executive order enabling US to immediately sanction the military leaders who directed the coup, their business interests, as well as close family members

Myanmar junta blocks mobile internet, broadband access as protests against military coup expand
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Myanmar junta blocks mobile internet, broadband access as protests against military coup expand

The broad outage followed Friday's government order to block Twitter and Instagram that said some people were trying to use the platforms to spread what it deemed fake news

After military seizes power in Myanmar, a fresh spell of uncertainty awaits Northeast India and its neighbours
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After military seizes power in Myanmar, a fresh spell of uncertainty awaits Northeast India and its neighbours

The histories of Burma, Northeast India and Bangladesh have always been intertwined.

US calls detentions of Aung San Suu Kyi, others in Myanmar a coup, promises sanctions
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US calls detentions of Aung San Suu Kyi, others in Myanmar a coup, promises sanctions

Humanitarian assistance to Myanmar’s people would not be affected by whatever penalties the US decides on, a State Department official said

Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process
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Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya refugees to floating island; human rights groups oppose process

The island's facilities are built to accommodate one lakh people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar and are currently living in crowded, squalid refugee camps

US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece
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US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece

It is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch

Thant Myint-U's The Hidden History of Burma reflects on the socio-political crisis ailing an aspiring democracy
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Thant Myint-U's The Hidden History of Burma reflects on the socio-political crisis ailing an aspiring democracy

In an interview with Firstpost, historian and diplomant Thant Myint-U talks about his third literary outing on the history of Burma, the country as an inchoate democracy, and what challenges its people are likely to face in the upcoming elections.

Researchers have found a 99-million-year old bird fossil showing it having an extra-long toe
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Researchers have found a 99-million-year old bird fossil showing it having an extra-long toe

The fossilized bird was found in a lump of amber and lived 99 million years ago in mangroves.

United States puts visa restrictions on Burma and Laos for refusing to accept deported nationals
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United States puts visa restrictions on Burma and Laos for refusing to accept deported nationals

The Trump Administration on Tuesday announced visa sanctions against Burma and Laos, alleging that the two countries were not cooperating with it in accepting their citizens who have been deported from the United States.

US seeks credible investigation after report claims Rohingya militants killed Hindus in Myanmar's Rakhine state
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US seeks credible investigation after report claims Rohingya militants killed Hindus in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Deeply concerned over the Amnesty International report on the alleged killing of Hindu villagers by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), the United States of America (US) said there was an urgent need for a credible and independent investigation into the human rights violations in Myanmar's restive Rakhine province.

US calls Myanmar military operations against Rohingya Muslims 'ethnic cleansing', threatens to impose sanctions
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US calls Myanmar military operations against Rohingya Muslims 'ethnic cleansing', threatens to impose sanctions

The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called “horrendous atrocities.”

Dalai Lama says 'small' incidents like Doka La occur but India and China need to live in peace
India

Dalai Lama says 'small' incidents like Doka La occur but India and China need to live in peace

"Small" incidents like the Doka La stand-off would happen but India and China need each other and should live peacefully, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said.

Arson, rape, brutal murders: What the Rohingya saw before they fled Myanmar
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Arson, rape, brutal murders: What the Rohingya saw before they fled Myanmar

Firstpost got in touch with a production crew in Bangladesh to spend time with the Rohingya Refugees in Cox’s Bazaar district, and find out stories of the carnage they witnessed in their homeland, and the journeys they undertook to reach safety.

Safe in a camp, Rohingya children face death by malnutrition
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Safe in a camp, Rohingya children face death by malnutrition

More than half of the huge influx into the refugee camps are children, separated from parents, or whose fathers and mothers were killed.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisis-hit northern Rakhine

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visited conflict-battered northern Rakhine State for the first time Thursday, reportedly meeting Rohingya Muslims who have faced an army crackdown that has seen hundreds of thousands of the minority flee.

Sushma Swaraj's reliance on Twitter encourages 'bogus' durbari culture; grievances should be redressed without intervention of ministers
India

Sushma Swaraj's reliance on Twitter encourages 'bogus' durbari culture; grievances should be redressed without intervention of ministers

Why do visas require the intervention of a Union minister of India? Does any civilised nation assure visas like Sushma Swaraj does over Twitter?

Rex Tillerson speaks to Myanmar chief over Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state, urges security forces to help govt
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Rex Tillerson speaks to Myanmar chief over Rohingya crisis in Rakhine state, urges security forces to help govt

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged Mynmar's army chief to help end the violence in Rakhine state that has forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee.

Refugees in Delhi: Centre's decision to deport Rohingyas has other Stateless migrants living in India worried that they could be next
India

Refugees in Delhi: Centre's decision to deport Rohingyas has other Stateless migrants living in India worried that they could be next

In a four-part series starting Tuesday, Firstpost looks at how the Centre's decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslims has worried refugees in Delhi that they could be next

Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees
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Gang rape horrors haunt Rohingya refugees

The social stigma surrounding rape in their conservative Muslim society and the challenge of finding shelter and food means many women and girls have likely not yet come forward.

Rohingya crisis: Britain suspends Myanmar military training; Amnesty slams Aung Suu Kyi
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Rohingya crisis: Britain suspends Myanmar military training; Amnesty slams Aung Suu Kyi

Britain has suspended its training courses for the Myanmar military in light of violence against Rohingya while Amnesty criticised Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to criticise its army