Asia-Pacific
  • In a strongly worded speech, Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., slammed Myanmar’s military for running a “brutal and sustained” campaign to cleanse the country of Rohingya Muslims.

    (Source: European Commission DG ECHO/flickr)
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 29, 2017, 6:07 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Jean Bosco SIBOMANA/flickr)

    The U.S. Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson, categorically mentioned China and Russia, as he urged the international community to take direct action against N. Korea as it fired another ballistic missile over Japan.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 15, 2017, 6:27 AM EDT
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  • (Source: Gulf Today)

    At least 25 people, including 23 students, were killed and 10 others injured after a fierce blaze broke out at an Islamic school in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 14, 2017, 6:42 AM EDT
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  • Myanmar's democracy champion and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn flak for mishandling of Rohingya crisis.

    Myanmar's democracy champion and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has decided to skip a trip to the U.N. General Assembly next week amid mounting criticism of her apparent mishandling of Rohingya crisis.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 13, 2017, 6:22 AM EDT
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  • South Korea has beefed up its controversial U.S.-made Thaad missile defense system.

    S. Korea announced on Monday that it plans to conduct more military drills with the U.S. as tensions spiral on the Korean peninsula after the North tested a hydrogen bomb, designed to fit on to a long-range missile.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 04, 2017, 5:24 AM EDT
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  • The first elements of T.H.A.A.D. arrive in South Korea.

    With a vigilant watch on North Korea’s missile and nuclear development programs, the U.S. began moving its controversial anti-missile defense system to a South Korean site prompting huge protests from locals.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 26, 2017, 7:39 AM EDT
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  • Missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships.

    Amid fears that North Korea may carry out another missile or nuclear test, a U.S. submarine arrived in South Korea, further intensifying the tensions sparked by heated rhetorical exchanges over the last week.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 25, 2017, 7:54 AM EDT
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  • GBU-43 bomb is colloquially called the “mother of all bombs.”

    According to the Afghan defense ministry, 36 Islamic State militants were killed after the U.S. struck a 300m-long network of caves and tunnels in Nangarhar province with its biggest, non-nuclear bomb on Thursday. 

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 14, 2017, 6:04 AM EDT
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  • Myanmar’s democracy champion and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

    Myanmar’s leader said “ethnic cleansing” too strong a phrase to describe what’s happening in the country’s Muslim-majority Rakhine region while summing up the violence as a case of “Muslims killing Muslims” as well.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 06, 2017, 7:36 AM EDT
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