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Asia

Malaysia court halts deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals amid outcry

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (TIP): A Malaysian court has allowed a temporary stay of deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals scheduled to be sent back to their strife-torn homeland on Tuesday, after rights groups petitioned to say […]

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Asia

Protesters out again in Myanmar, police use water cannon in capital

Myanmar  (TIP): Protesters were out again across Myanmar on Thursday to denounce the Feb. 1 coup and arrest of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with police resorting to force to disperse crowds, using water […]

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Asia

Facebook reducing distribution of Myanmar military content

Myanmar (TIP): Facebook said on Friday that it would reduce the distribution of all content and profiles run by Myanmar’s military, saying they have “continued to spread misinformation” after the army seized power and detained […]

Asia

Myanmar junta blocks Facebook as opposition grows to coup

Myanmar (TIP): Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook in the name of ensuring stability on Thursday and activists said at least three people were arrested at a street protest against the coup that ousted elected leader Aung […]

Asia

Suu Kyi’s party expected to win second term in Myanmar polls

Bangkok (TIP): Myanmar’s citizens go to the polls Sunday in an effort to sustain the fledgeling democracy they helped install just five years ago. There are about 37 million registered voters, though turnout is expected […]

Other News

Lok Sabha passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees coming from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan after facing religious persecution there, a little past midnight […]

Asia

Myanmar insists no North Korea links as US envoy visits

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar has no military ties with North Korea, a Myanmar official said on Monday, as a US diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he is likely to seek assurances on efforts to […]

World

Myanmar insists no North Korea links as US envoy visits

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar has no military ties with North Korea, a Myanmar official said on July 17, as a US diplomat responsible for North Korea arrived for talks in which he is likely to seek assurances on efforts […]

Asia

Nikki Haley says cannot overlook what is happening in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): Myanmar should let the UN fact-finding mission probe the alleged human rights violations by the country’s military and security forces, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, underlining that the international community cannot overlook the situation there. […]

Asia

48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

YANGON (TIP): The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on Oct 26, with most of the deceased identified as […]

Asia

48 bodies recovered after ferry capsizing in Myanmar

YANGON (TIP): The death toll from a ferry disaster on a river in central Myanmar four days ago has risen to nearly 50, officials said on October 19, with most of the deceased identified as […]

Asia

12 dead in clashes in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine: State media

YANGON (TIP): Twelve people have died in the north of Myanmar‘s Rakhine state in clashes between armed men and troops, state media reported on Wednesday, in a sharp escalation of violence in the restive region. […]

Business & Economics

SBI becomes first domestic bank to open branch in Yangon

Mumbai, Oct 3 : The State Bank of India today announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so. The Yangon branch […]

Asia

‘I want Apple’: Myanmar abuzz over end of US sanctions

YANGON (TIP): Myanmar cheered a US promise to end sanctions on Sept 16, with residents in its commercial capital clamouring for American brands while politicians and business moguls heralded a new era of transparency and […]

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi with US President Obama in Washington (Photo courtesy White House)
Asia

US lifts Myanmar trade sanctions

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Barack Obama announced that US economic sanctions against Myanmar will be lifted, and trade preferences reinstated to provide duty-free treatment for goods from the Asian nation. The September 14 meeting in Washington […]

Obama said sanctions would be lifted during talks with Aung San Suu Kyi at the Oval Office [Carlos Barria/Reuters]
Asia

US lifts Myanmar trade sanctions

President Barack Obama announced that US economic sanctions against Myanmar will be lifted, and trade preferences reinstated to provide duty-free treatment for goods from the Asian nation. Yesterday’s (09/14/2016) meeting in Washington was the first by Aung San […]

Indian Americans

Indians Across The World Mark Independence Day With Fervor

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: Soaked in patriotism, hundreds of Indians today proudly marked the country’s 70th Independence Day, as the national flag fluttered and the national anthem reverberated at Indian missions across the world. Indians in countries like […]

United States

US designates al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent as terror group

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US on Thursday designated al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), a regional branch of the global terror network, as a “foreign terrorist organisation” and added its chief Asim Umar on the list […]

Asia

Suu Kyi urged to recognize Rohingyas as Burmese

BANGKOK (TIP): The Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP) on June 23 urged Myanmar‘s state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on an official visit to Thailand, to recognize the […]

Asia

Singapore PM defends government Internet blockage

SINGAPORE (TIP): SINGAPORE ‘s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has defended the country’s controversial decision to cut off civil servants’ work computers from the Internet, calling the move “absolutely necessary” to keep information systems secure. […]

Asia

Aung San Suu Kyi to lead committee for Rohingyas

NAY PYI TAW (TIP): Nobel laureate and Myanmar .s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will chair a new committee dedicated to promoting peace and development in Rakhine state, where the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority […]

Asia

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims still waiting for Democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her “non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights”. Back then, she was a campaigner for those things, spending a total of 15 […]

Sant Rajinder Singh speaking on meditation as medication for the soul at the United Nations, Monday, May 2.
United States

Indian Spiritual Master Sant Rajinder Singh says at the UN: “Meditation is Medication for the Soul”

NEW YORK(TIP): Renowned spiritual Master Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, head of Science of Spirituality,is no stranger to the United Nations. He was a featured speaker at the Millennium World Summit in 2000, when he […]

India's Finance MinisterArun Jaitley speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on April 19
India

India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls upon UNGA to toughen fight against drug-terror nexus

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): India has asked the global community to toughen its collective fight against the growing nexus of organized drug trafficking and terrorist networks by disrupting their financial flows, as these evils threaten peace, […]

Bernie Sanders, the democratic presidential hopeful has topped Time's list of 100 most influential persons
Politics

Sanders tops Time’s poll of 100 most influential

NEW YORK (TIP): Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has won Time magazine’s readers’ poll of the world’s 100 most influential people, garnering more than three times as many votes as his rival Hillary Clinton. Prime […]