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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, others detained; Army takes control

01 Feb 2021

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi, others detained; Army takes control

The military took control over Myanmar on Monday, soon after it detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of the governing party, the National League for Democracy (NLD).

Facebook translates Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr Shithole'; apologizes later

20 Jan 2020

Facebook translates Xi Jinping's name to 'Mr Shithole'; apologizes later

Facebook is drawing flak for translating the name of China's President Xi Jinping to 'Mr Shithole'.

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar from December 10-14

04 Dec 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Myanmar from December 10-14

President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Myanmar from December 10 to 14 during which he will hold talks with his counterpart U Win Myint and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, an official statement said today.

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

13 Nov 2018

Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honor

Amnesty International yesterday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honor over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the country's military against Rohingya Muslims.

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

24 Sep 2018

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

Myanmar army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after a UN probe suggested that he be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.

Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

13 Sep 2018

Myanmar: Journalists' sentence garners criticism, but Suu Kyi defends decision

Amid widespread international criticism over the arrest of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar, the country's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has defended the court's verdict and said the two were imprisoned as per the law.

Myanmar: Two journalists, who covered Rohingya violence, jailed for 7-years

03 Sep 2018

Myanmar: Two journalists, who covered Rohingya violence, jailed for 7-years

On Monday, a Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years of prison for illegal possession of state secrets. Their trial lasted for 8 months.

Myanmar:19 dead in fighting between army, rebels in Shan

12 May 2018

Myanmar:19 dead in fighting between army, rebels in Shan

At least 19 people have been killed in clashes between Myanmar's military and an ethnic armed group today in northern Shan State, the most deadly flare-up in recent years as fighting in the borderlands intensifies.

India celebrates 69th Republic Day

26 Jan 2018

India celebrates 69th Republic Day

Today, India celebrates its 69th Republic Day. The parade this time is historic: there are 10 chief guests, the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations.

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

27 Nov 2017

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar at a time when the country faces widespread allegations of ethnic cleansing.

Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women

17 Nov 2017

Report: Myanmar military committed mass rapes of Rohingya women

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has accused the Myanmar military of gang-raping several women and girls belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community.

Musician Bob Geldof returns award in protest over Suu Kyi

14 Nov 2017

Musician Bob Geldof returns award in protest over Suu Kyi

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof said he's returning his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest against fellow award holder and Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Forbes names Chanda Kochhar the most powerful woman in India

02 Nov 2017

Forbes names Chanda Kochhar the most powerful woman in India

At number 32 on Forbes 2017 list of the world's 100 most powerful women, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar has been named the most influential woman in India.

Rohingya crisis: Oxford college removes portrait of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

01 Oct 2017

Rohingya crisis: Oxford college removes portrait of Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Amid the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the Oxford University college where the country's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi studied has taken down her portrait from public display.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

22 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi's speech draws international condemnation

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in the Rakhine state, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is under increasing international pressure to act.

India should give shelter to Rohingya refugees, says Taslima Nasreen

20 Sep 2017

India should give shelter to Rohingya refugees, says Taslima Nasreen

Popular Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen believes India should participate proactively in the ongoing Rohingya crisis by providing a home to the refugees who're fleeing Myanmar.

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says Myanmar doesn't fear "international scrutiny"

19 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi says Myanmar doesn't fear "international scrutiny"

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said her country doesn't fear "international scrutiny" over how it's handling the Rohingya crisis.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

14 Sep 2017

Myanmar's Suu Kyi skipping UN General Assembly amid Rohingya outrage

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing widespread international criticism over the Rohingya crisis, will be missing next week's UN General Assembly (UNGA) session.

UN: Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

11 Sep 2017

UN: Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar 'seems like ethnic cleansing'

The UN human rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said Myanmar's security operation against the Rohingya "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing"

Rohingya crisis: India refuses to endorse international declaration against Myanmar

08 Sep 2017

Rohingya crisis: India refuses to endorse international declaration against Myanmar

Standing with Myanmar on the Rohingya crisis, India refused to sign the Bali Declaration on meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in Indonesia.

Modi backs Myanmar on Rohingya issue, praises Suu Kyi's leadership

06 Sep 2017

Modi backs Myanmar on Rohingya issue, praises Suu Kyi's leadership

Indian PM Narendra Modi praised Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's leadership in a joint statement during his visit to Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw.

Modi meets Myanmar's president, discuss steps to deepen "historical relationship"

06 Sep 2017

Modi meets Myanmar's president, discuss steps to deepen "historical relationship"

PM Narendra Modi discussed steps to deepen the "historical relationship" between India and Myanmar when he called on President Htin Kyaw during his maiden bilateral visit to the country.

Modi to discuss Rohingyas, infrastructure, trade, security during Myanmar trip

05 Sep 2017

Modi to discuss Rohingyas, infrastructure, trade, security during Myanmar trip

Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar where he will be meeting President Htin Kyaw and leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Clashes between Rohingyas and security forces kill 89 in Myanmar

26 Aug 2017

Clashes between Rohingyas and security forces kill 89 in Myanmar

At least 77 Rohingya Muslims and 12 members of Myanmar's security forces were killed in the country's restive Rakhine state after a rebel group attacked police posts and an army base.