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  • AFP News

    US seeks action, possible UN resolution, on Myanmar junta

    The United States is seeking more pressure on Myanmar's junta through the United Nations and is urging the international community not to recognize upcoming elections, a senior official said Thursday.

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  • Reuters

    India's Ola Electric ventures abroad, to enter Nepal next quarter

    The company will expand further into Latin America, ASEAN and the European Union, it said in a statement on Thursday. It has signed a partnership agreement with CG Motors in Nepal to distribute its Ola S1 e-scooters. Ola Electric, valued at $5 billion, has made inroads into India's EV market with over 80,000 electric scooters.

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  • AFP News

    Eleven schoolchildren killed in Myanmar air strike: UNICEF

    At least 11 schoolchildren died in an air strike and firing on a Myanmar village, according to the United Nations children's agency, an attack the country's junta said targeted rebels hiding in the area.

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  • Reuters

    As U.N. mulls Myanmar action, Malaysia pushes ASEAN to review peace plan

    Southeast Asian nations must decide if they are going to push ahead with a so-far failed five-point peace plan for Myanmar or "decide what's next" before their leaders meet in November, Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said on Monday. Myanmar has been in crisis since the army ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government in February last year, detaining her and other officials and launching a bloody crackdown on protests and dissent. The Association of Southeast Asian Natio

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  • Associated Press

    UN envoy says won't visit Myanmar if she can't see Suu Kyi

    The United Nations special envoy on Myanmar declared Monday that she will not visit the Southeast Asia nation again unless its military government allows her to meet with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The envoy, Noeleen Heyzer of Singapore, also warned of the “tragic reality that large numbers of people will be forced to flee” Myanmar in search of safety, and that the international community must help provide them with humanitarian assistance. Myanmar's military seized power in February last

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  • AFP News

    UN Myanmar envoy says won't return until allowed to meet Suu Kyi

    The UN's Myanmar special envoy on Monday vowed not to visit the country again unless she is allowed to meet ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, after a heavily-criticised trip to meet the junta.

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  • Reuters

    Malaysia urges ASEAN to "buck up" in enforcing Myanmar peace plan

    Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah on Monday called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to act more urgently in its efforts to provide humanitarian assistance and spur a peace process in junta-ruled Myanmar. The 10-nation bloc has been pushing Myanmar's military rulers to follow a peace "consensus" they agreed to last year, with some member countries expressing disappointment over a lack of progress on the plan. Myanmar has been trapped in a cycle of violence sinc

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  • Associated Press

    Philippine, Indonesia talks on pandemic recovery challenges

    Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. affirmed deepening economic and security ties with Indonesia on Monday during the first overseas trip of his presidency, while expressing concern about the persistent difficulties Southeast Asian nations have faced after pandemic. Indonesia is the region's largest economy and a traditional first diplomatic destination for new leaders in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asia Nations. Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife, Iriana, hosted Marco

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  • Reuters

    Philippines' Marcos visits Indonesia in first overseas trip as president

    The trip by Marcos, the son and namesake of the late ruler who was overthrown in a popular uprising 36 years ago, is his first official venture overseas since his landslide election victory in May. President Widodo, widely known as Jokowi, said the leaders had signed a defence and security cooperation agreement, a five-year diplomatic action plan, and agreed to speed up and review maritime borders arrangements. Trade between the countries had increased by nearly 50% compared to last year, Joko

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  • Associated Press

    UN: Myanmar's ruler open to UN visit to Suu Kyi but not now

    The head of Myanmar’s military-installed government “expressed openness to arranging a meeting at the right time” between U.N. special envoy Noeleen Heyzer and the country’s imprisoned former leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the United Nations said Thursday. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing told Heyzer during a meeting Wednesday in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, that in the immediate term “measures would be taken to safeguard her health and well-being.”

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