Blinken calls on China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

Blinken calls on China, ASEAN countries to hold Myanmar accountable

BANGKOK, July 10 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday urged China and members of the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to put pressure on Myanmar’s rulers to return to democracy and to hold it accountable to a peace deal agreed with the group. “It is incumbent on China and in China’s interest … Read more

EXCLUSIVE United Arab Emirates set to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

EXCLUSIVE United Arab Emirates set to run Kabul airport in deal with Taliban, sources say

Members of the Taliban stand on the runway of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9, 2021. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY./File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UAE set to beat rival joint Qatar-Turkey bid … Read more

How an ‘inflammatory’ Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

How an 'inflammatory' Facebook post led to a killing and sectarian tension in India

Two sons of Kanhaiyalal Teli, a Hindu tailor, who was killed by two suspected Muslims after they videoed themselves slaying him, carry a portrait of their father after a prayer meeting in Udaipur in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, India, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UDAIPUR, … Read more

Men will represent women at gathering for national unity – Taliban leader

Men will represent women at gathering for national unity - Taliban leader

Afghan Deputy Prime Minister Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi speaks during the death anniversary of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the late leader and founder of the Taliban, in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KABUL, June 29 (Reuters) – A large gathering organized by the Taliban … Read more

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for ‘abandoned’ tribes

Brazil indigenous defender, sidelined under Bolsonaro, gave life for 'abandoned' tribes

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 19 (Reuters) – Six tribes from Brazil’s remote Javari Valley packed into an assembly hall on June 11 to lament the disappearance of Bruno Pereira, an advisor to their collective, and Dom Phillips, a British journalist reporting on his work. Native patrolmen organized by Pereira, formerly a senior official for … Read more

Protests intensify over India military recruitment plan, government tweaks scheme

Protests intensify over India military recruitment plan, government tweaks scheme

BHUBANESHWAR/LUCKNOW, India June 18 (Reuters) – Protesters in India’s eastern state of Bihar damaged public property and ransacked offices in a railway station on Saturday, expressing outrage at a new military recruitment plan and demanding the government reverse course. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has introduced a scheme called Agnipath or “path of fire” designed … Read more

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

NEW DELHI, June 17 (Reuters) – Authorities imposed restrictions on Friday on gatherings in a satellite city of India’s capital that is home to offices of several multinational firms, and one person was killed as protests against a new military recruitment process spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unveiled the new recruitment system this week, … Read more