India-China detente could make moribund BIMSTEC come alive

India-China detente could make moribund BIMSTEC come alive

A moribund Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is likely to come alive with the two Asian giants – India and China – coming closer to realize their ambitions through the execution of massive connectivity projects across Asia. There was enough evidence of it at the Fourth BIMSTEC summit held in Kathmandu on Aug 30-31,...

Nasheed says he might be allowed to contest for Maldives President in the 11th.hour

Nasheed decides not to contest upcoming Maldives Presidential polls

Male, June 29 (newsin.asia): Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who was likely to be one of the leading candidates in the September Presidential Election, said Friday, that he will back away from contesting the crucial polls for the betterment of his party, the Maldivian Democratic Party. MDP Spokesperson, Hamid Abdul Gafoor told newsin.asia that Nasheed had decided to not contest...

Take Rohingya issue to ICC, House of Commons panel tells UK government

Take Rohingya issue to ICC, House of Commons panel tells UK government

The House of Commons’ committee on International Development has said in its report that the persecution of the Rohingyas by Myanmar should be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC), reports P.K.Balachandran in South Asian Monitor. The report recommended that the UK and its allies “gather support for the UN Security Council to refer Burma (Myanmar) to the International Criminal Court...

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar continues: 800 left For Bangladesh in the past week

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar continues: 800 left For Bangladesh in the past week

Yangon ,February 7 (Radio Free Asia) More than 800 Rohingya Muslims have left Myanmar’s volatile Rakhine state for neighboring Bangladesh in the past week, while others continue to cross the border daily, authorities in Buthidaung township said Monday. In total, nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine’s three northern townships of Buthidaung, Maungdaw, and Rathedaung since a military crackdown targeting them...

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh and Myanmar agree on physical arrangement for repatriation of Rohingyas

Dhaka, January 16 (Prothom Alo): Bangladesh and Myanmar have finalized a ‘physical arrangement’ agreement for repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar. . The two sides struck the deal at a joint working group meeting in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Daw on Tuesday morning. This outcome followed another 13-hour meeting between foreign secretaries of the two countries on Monday, according to officials....

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