Led by The Lady

For decades, Myanmar’s people dreamed of democracy. But a year into office, Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government is struggling to revive a sluggish economy and shake off the vestiges of the still powerful military.

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.

Dreams on hold

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States, but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his ambition in life.

May announces counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday announced plans for a major counter-terrorism training exercise in Scotland.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:20:15

Trump to sign executive order to reverse Obama's climate policies

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday aimed at reversing his predecessor's efforts to address climate change, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:18:30

United States, Tajikistan conduct military exercises

The US Department of Defence and the Armed Forces of Tajikistan launched joint military exercises on Monday, according to local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:17:45

279,000 Iraqi people currently displaced by military operation in Mosul, UN says

A total of 279,000 people are currently displaced as a result of the military operations in Mosul, a city in north Iraq, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters at UN headquarter Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:17:06

Turkey's election threshold could change if presidential system adopted:Turkish PM

Turkey's political parties law and election procedure could be changed if Turkey adopts a presidential system after the April 16 referendum, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:16:31

May, Sturgeon meet in Scotland, but neither lady is for turning

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon met Monday, just 24 hours before the Scottish Parliament's scheduled vote for a second independence referendum.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:16:07

Children paying heaviest price as conflict in Yemen enters 3rd year, says UN

As the escalation of the conflict in Yemen enters its third year this week, the top UN humanitarian official has called on the parties to the conflict to commit to political dialogue and resolve the situation or risk an unending manmade crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:15:42

Venezuela asks OAS to suspend session citing "interventionist plan"

Venezuela's government on Monday called on the Organization of American States (OAS) to suspend an upcoming session, citing an "interventionist plan" by a minority faction within the group.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 7:15:00

Braving the cold

Protesters gather at Marsivo Field in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. Photo: IC
Source: IC | 2017/3/28 0:28:39

Rouhani says Iran to further broaden cooperation with Russia

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that Iran is ready to further broaden cooperation with Russia as the boost of bilateral ties is in the interest of the region, semi-official Fars news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:15:13

AU condemns killing of aid workers in S. Sudan

The African Union (AU) on Monday condemned the ambush and killing of six aid workers in South Sudan, urging the armed actors in the conflict-hit nation to respect international humanitarian laws and give unconditional protection to aid workers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:14:55

Kenya launches gold-backed Exchange Traded Fund

Kenya on Monday launched a gold-backed Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), a first of its kind in East Africa.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:14:40

Mystery of "missing gunman" continues after 5-hour armed siege around hotel in Spanish town

Police in the Basque Region of northern Spain were still searching on Monday for a man who appears to have disappeared after spending four hours holed up in a hotel room in the town of Barakaldo, close to Bilbao, on Sunday evening, the local press reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/28 0:13:30