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Rohingya Muslims exodus from Myanmar hits 379,000

Some 379,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since new violence erupted last month, MENA news agency cited a UN source as saying on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 6:29:07

Pakistan’s Defense Day observed in Beijing

Defense Day of Pakistan was observed with fervor and solemnity at the Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing on September 12, 2017. Defense Day pays homage not only to the martyrs of the 1965 war, but to all those souls who rendered the ultimate sacrifice for the defense of Pakistan.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/9/13 15:49:43

Indian sinologist releases Hindi edition of My Tryst with China

The Hindi edition of My Tryst with China written by sinologist B. R. Deepak was released here Tuesday at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 12:47:33

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN general assembly: official

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has cancelled her planned attendance and speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), according to Director-General of the President's Office U Zaw Htay late Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 11:15:26

Myanmar forms civilian protection organ for Rakhine state

The Myanmar government has formed an Implementation Committee of Rakhine Advisory Committee with 15 members representing related ministries, according to a statement from the President Office on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:48:57

14 killed in van-truck collision in northern Pakistan

At least 14 people were killed and six others injured when a passenger van hit a truck in Pakistan's northern Rawalpindi district on Tuesday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 17:50:46

Pakistani PM warns US against cutting military assistance

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that US sanctions against Pakistani officials, or further cutting of military assistance will be counter-productive, local media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 14:02:52

Flood wreaks havoc in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rickshaws and vehicles are seen on a flooded road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sept. 11, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 11:47:24

Myanmar state counselor holds talks with ceasefire signatory armed group

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has held talks with U Yawd Serk, chairman of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS)/Shan State Army-South (SSA-S), in Nay Pyi Taw, one of the eight signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Accord (NCA), Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 11:07:04

UN: All civilians at risk in Myanmar's Rakhine, thousands flee

Violence against ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State is putting "all civilians at risks" with humanitarian activities either suspended or severely interrupted and tens of thousands of people uprooted from their homes, the chief UN spokesman said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/12 6:34:57

Several injured as suicide bombing hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan

A number of NATO-led coalition forces and Afghan civilians were wounded after a suicide car bombing struck a NATO convoy in Bagram, eastern Afghanistan, on Monday, the coalition forces confirmed in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 22:38:35

Pakistan's FM calls for achieving regional consensus to address Afghan issue

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday here urged regional countries to reach a consensus that could lead to the best solution to the Afghanistan problem.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 19:37:38

3 killed, 20 injured in bus-oil tanker collision in eastern India

At least three persons were killed and more than 20 others injured in a road accident in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, police said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 19:29:46

5 police officials crushed to death by speeding truck in E. India

At least five police officials have been killed and four others injured in a road accident in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 15:00:43

Indian troops kill 2 militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir gunfight

Two militants were killed in an overnight fierce gunfight with contingents of police and Indian army in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 13:36:59

Endangered hog deers captured on camera trap for 1st time in a decade in E. Cambodia

Four hog deers have been captured and recorded on camera traps by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Kratie province of eastern Cambodia for the first time in a decade, the conservationist group said in a press release on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 12:35:39

Myanmar Islamic organization condemns extremist terror attacks in northern state

The All Myanmar Islamic Religious Organization (AMIRO) has condemned the recent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) extremist terror attacks in northern Rakhine state, urging Muslims in the country to cooperate with the authorities for peace and stability, the government's Information Committee said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/11 10:16:16

Myanmar acts to face challenges of extremist terrorism

Myanmar is facing new challenges of extremist terrorists' threatened violence and the government has taken various actions to safeguard security.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 13:42:45