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US president Joe Biden hosts ASEAN to demonstrate US hasn't lost focus on the Pacific
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US president Joe Biden hosts ASEAN to demonstrate US hasn't lost focus on the Pacific

The ASEAN nations include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. However leaders from Myanmar and the Philippines, are not expected to attend the summit

North by North East: Why it’s time for India to move beyond its ‘Look East’ policy to actually ‘Go East’
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North by North East: Why it’s time for India to move beyond its ‘Look East’ policy to actually ‘Go East’

Unless the road from Manipur — the gateway to South East Asia — could thoroughfare the present ‘killing fields’ of Myanmar and into places such as Mandalay and beyond, there can be no talk of ‘Going East’

Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 5 years for corruption: The rise and fall of the Nobel laureate
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Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 5 years for corruption: The rise and fall of the Nobel laureate

If convicted in all the charges, Aung San Suu Kyi may face a sentence of more than 190 years in prison

Myanmar junta court convicts Suu Kyi of corruption, sentences her to five years in prison
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Myanmar junta court convicts Suu Kyi of corruption, sentences her to five years in prison

Since a military coup deposed her government in February last year, plunging the country into upheaval, Suu Kyi has faced a barrage of criminal cases that could see her jailed for decades

S Jaishankar holds talks with with visiting counterparts from Argentine and Nigerian
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S Jaishankar holds talks with with visiting counterparts from Argentine and Nigerian

The external affairs minister also met Teddy Locsin Jr, the foreign affairs secretary of the Philippines, covering the situation in Myanmar and the crisis in Ukraine besides bilateral issues

India highlights its contribution to global food security, says will donate 50,000 MT wheat to Afghanistan
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India highlights its contribution to global food security, says will donate 50,000 MT wheat to Afghanistan

India's first secretary at UN Sneha Dubey reiterated the country will continue working with all other member-states and international organisations to collectively strengthen global food security, including in conflict-affected regions

Myanmar junta to free 1,600 prisoners to mark Buddhist new year
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Myanmar junta to free 1,600 prisoners to mark Buddhist new year

Myanmar typically grants an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark its traditional Buddhist New Year holiday

At 2+2 ministerial dialogue, India, US urge Taliban to follow UNSC resolution, call for cessation of violence in Myanmar
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At 2+2 ministerial dialogue, India, US urge Taliban to follow UNSC resolution, call for cessation of violence in Myanmar

In a joint statement, ministers of both the two countries asked the Taliban to respect the human rights of all Afghans, including women, children and members of minority groups; and to uphold freedom of travel

From Pakistan’s political crisis to Sri Lanka’s economic misery: Why India’s neighbourhood is badly troubled
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From Pakistan’s political crisis to Sri Lanka’s economic misery: Why India’s neighbourhood is badly troubled

In this bleak regional landscape, India, as the region’s largest country, has to promote its interests and also seek to take the neighbourhood along with it to a better future

How Imran Khan was the best thing to have happened to Pakistan — from India’s perspective
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How Imran Khan was the best thing to have happened to Pakistan — from India’s perspective

It is to his credit that during Imran Khan’s tenure as PM, the Pakistani passport became the second worst passport to hold. Given time, he would have destroyed the fabric of the Pakistani Army

China to back Myanmar 'no matter how the situation changes' in latest show of support for the ruling military council
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China to back Myanmar 'no matter how the situation changes' in latest show of support for the ruling military council

Myanmar's military, which ousted the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021, has continued to face resistance that now amounts to what some UN experts have characterized as a civil war

India takes bold steps to revive BIMSTEC, ball now with other members to take it forward
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India takes bold steps to revive BIMSTEC, ball now with other members to take it forward

Confidence building and funding should not be only at Indian initiatives. The next steps must be to move from oft-expressed aspirations to small achievements

At Ajit Doval-Wang Yi meet, China vows complete disengagement at border
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At Ajit Doval-Wang Yi meet, China vows complete disengagement at border

During the hour-long meet, China and India agreed on the need to go forward and remove the impediments to allow the bilateral relationship to take its natural course

Myanmar crisis: One year after putsch, why India needs to recalibrate its policy
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Myanmar crisis: One year after putsch, why India needs to recalibrate its policy

Myanmar — regardless of who governs its polity — is the crucial linchpin for India’s Act East Policy

Myanmar landslide: At least 17 feared dead, dozens trapped inside jade mine
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Myanmar landslide: At least 17 feared dead, dozens trapped inside jade mine

The mine is prone to landslides. Jade mining is an important source of revenue for the military government. Jade from Myanmar is in heavy demand in neighbouring China

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial for election fraud
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Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial for election fraud

Her supporters and human rights groups say the cases against her are baseless and have been contrived to bar her return to politics and participation in a new election the army has promised by 2023

UN urges end to violence in Myanmar as junta crackdown continues
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UN urges end to violence in Myanmar as junta crackdown continues

According to a local monitoring group, security forces have killed over 1,500 people since the military seized power on 1 February, 2021

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Vietnam, Myanmar play out draw in their final Group C match
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Vietnam, Myanmar play out draw in their final Group C match

Vietnam and Myanmar played out a 2-2 draw in their final AFC Women's Asian Cup Group C match at the DY Patil Stadium on Thursday.

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Japan, Korea cruise into quarter-finals with wins over Vietnam and Myanmar
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Japan, Korea cruise into quarter-finals with wins over Vietnam and Myanmar

Japan expectedly secured their place in the quarter-finals of the AFC Women's Asian Cup after a dominating 3-0 win over Vietnam.

In Myanmar, the fate of major Indian projects hangs in balance
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In Myanmar, the fate of major Indian projects hangs in balance

These projects are regarded as vital components of India’s Act East Policy aimed at forging closer ties with the Asia-Pacific region