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  • The Rohingya are "an unwanted people" that Myanmar is bent on driving out of their territory, says Phil Robertson from the Human Rights Watch, which tracks one of the world's biggest stateless populations.

  • Rohingya are seen after arriving on a boat to Bangladesh on September 14, 2017 in Shah Porir Dip, Bangladesh. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled to Bangladesh since August 2017 during the outbreak of violence in the Rakhine state.

    The Rohingya are among the world's most persecuted ethnic minorities — haunted by the past and denied a future.

  • People carry a dead body following a landslide at a mining site in Hpakant, Kachin State City, Myanmar July 2, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media.

    Rescue workers say at least 113 people have been killed in a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar.

  • This picture taken on February 14, 2020 shows a food vendor waiting for customers as tourists walk along a beach in Sihanoukville.

    The Mekong River is the lifeblood of Southeast Asian countries and supports the livelihood of nearly 200 million people there who depend largely on farming and fishing.

  • *Singapore is world's biggest sand importer. *Myanmar says economic benefits outweigh environmental cost. YANGON/ SINGAPORE, March 4- From a boat on the Salween River in southeastern Myanmar, Than Zaw Oo pointed to a brown stretch of water he said was once full of lush paddy fields.

  • *EU Commission decides to cut some of Cambodia trade preferences. STRASBOURG/ BRUSSELS, Feb 12- The European Union agreed on Wednesday to open its markets wider to Vietnam, while closing its trade doors to Cambodia, rewarding Hanoi for its progress on labor guarantees and sanctioning Phnom Penh for human rights abuses. In Strasbourg, EU lawmakers voted by 401-192...

  • SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, Feb 10- PetroChina plans to reduce its planned crude throughput by 320,000 barrels per day this month as the new coronavirus hits fuel demand, an official at China's second-biggest state refiner told Reuters on Monday. It will bring total production cuts by state refiners, including Sinopec Corp and China National Offshore Oil Company, to...

  • *China's Raw Material Imports 2019: https://tmsnrt.rs/31pA1ra. LONDON, Feb 5- China last year imported less refined copper, nickel, zinc and lead than in 2018. In part this was a reflection of stuttering manufacturing activity over much of 2019, a slow-growth mini-cycle that was on the cusp of turning before the coronavirus outbreak upended China's economy.

  • BEIJING/ GENEVA, Jan 30- The World Health Organization said on Thursday it was declaring the coronavirus outbreak that has killed 170 people in China a global emergency, as cases spread to at least 18 countries. The vast majority of the more than 7,800 cases detected globally, according to the latest WHO data, have been in China, where the virus originated in an...

  • BEIJING/ GENEVA, Jan 30- The World Health Organization said on Thursday it was declaring the China coronavirus outbreak that has killed 170 people in China a global emergency, as cases spread to 18 countries. Experts say cases of person-to-person transmission- which have also been detected outside China in Germany, Vietnam, and Japan- are especially concerning...

  • BEIJING, Jan 30- Hundreds of foreign evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan entered quarantine on Thursday as deaths from a fast-spreading virus rose to 170 and markets shuddered at the impact of an inevitable big hit to the world's No. 2 economy. All eyes were on the World Health Organisation, which has held off declaring the flu-like coronavirus a global...

  • The content appeals board, which will grow to about 40 members and will be able to overrule Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, is one of the company's high-profile responses to criticism over how it handles problematic content on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook will name board members later in 2020, but it announced that Thomas Hughes, former executive...

  • THE HAGUE, Jan 23- The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take sweeping provisional measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population and avoid acts that could constitute genocide. In a victory for Gambia, which filed the case accusing Myanmar of genocide, the panel of 17 judges unanimously supported imposing measures on Myanmar...

  • A source familiar with the draft proposal said the tentative list of nations included Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Officials from the White House, Department of Homeland Security and the State Department have declined to comment on the planned expansion of the travel ban. Under the current version of the ban, citizens of...

  • Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks to journalists on the sidelines of the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2020.

    U.S. stock futures are poised to erase Tuesday's losses despite concerns about the China-based virus that has resulted in nine deaths, as well as Boeing's announcement about further delays in the return of the 737 Max jet.

  • YANGON, Jan 17- Chinese President Xi Jinping flew into Myanmar on Friday for two days of talks to shore up massive infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation isolated by the West over its treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The two countries have had a historically fraught relationship, with many in Myanmar suspicious of the tremendous sway...

  • Joshua Kurlantzick from the Council of Foreign Relations analyzes reasons for Chinese investment in Myanmar despite the latter facing "global condemnation" on human rights issues. He adds that strong bilateral ties will remain of "paramount importance" to Myanmar.

  • *Malaysia is biggest exporter of refined palm to India. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16- Malaysia is talking to the Indian government and trade officials in a bid to resolve concerns over New Delhi's new palm oil import restrictions, a minister in Kuala Lumpur said on Thursday amid a trade spat between the countries. India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils, last week...

  • *Malaysia is biggest exporter of refined palm to India. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16- Malaysia is talking to the Indian government and trade officials in a bid to resolve concerns over New Delhi's new palm oil import restrictions, a minister in Kuala Lumpur said on Thursday amid a trade spat between the countries. India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils, last week...

  • *Malaysia is biggest exporter of refined palm to India. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16- Malaysia is talking to Indian government and trade officials in a bid to resolve concerns over New Delhi's new palm oil import restrictions, a minister in Kuala Lumpur said on Thursday amid a trade spat between the countries. India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils, last week placed...