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Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA – Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial […]

China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change: FM

China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change: FM

BEIJING — China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change and China expects to enhance cooperation with Zimbabwe under the principles of equality and mutual benefit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Wednesday. Lu made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a request for comment on the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert […]

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Buddhist-majority Asian country. The United Nations has denounced the violence during the past 10 weeks as a […]

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

BEIJING — In China, the foreign policy mantra had long been to hide your strength, and bide your time. Cards, in other words, would be played close to the vest, and bets would be modest. No longer. At the 19th Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping declared that a “new era” had begun. It was time for China […]

Cuba legalises small, medium private businesses

Cuba legalises small, medium private businesses

It is the latest stage of reforms begun when President Raul Castro took over from his brother, Fidel in 2008. Raul Castro has been trying to stimulate Cuba’s stagnant economy but has faced resistance from Cuban Communist Party hardliners. With the restoration of relations with the US last year, Cuba is also opening up to […]

EU governments call for faster deportations

EU governments call for faster deportations

European governments decided on tentative steps towards common immigration policies on Thursday in response to the refugee emergency, opening talks on surrendering national control of borders to new EU authorities and calling for more and quicker deportations of failed asylum seekers. The first move in a new and bitterly contested system of EU quotas for […]

Putin ratifies alliance treaty with South Ossetia

Putin ratifies alliance treaty with South Ossetia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on ratification of a treaty formalizing alliance and integration with South Ossetia. The document was published on the official web portal for legal information on Tuesday. The accord, signed in Moscow by the leaders of Russia and South Ossetia on March 18, was ratified by Russia’s State […]