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India begins voting in two eastern states in key test for Modi
Asia

India begins voting in two eastern states in key test for Modi

  • It was the first phase of voting in both states, and the results won’t be known for months.
  • Modi and his home minister Amit Shah campaigned aggressively for their Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal, luring local politicians away from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party, whose firebrand leader Mamata Banerjee has been chief minister since 2011.
Published 27 Mar, 2021 05:01pm
Myanmar security forces surround striking rail workers; U.N. fails to condemn coup
Asia

Myanmar security forces surround striking rail workers; U.N. fails to condemn coup

  • Myanmar security forces surrounded the staff compound of striking railway workers opposed to the military junta on Wednesday as ousted lawmakers appointed an acting vice president to take over the duties of detained politicians.
  • In New York, the U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a statement that would have condemned the coup in Myanmar, called for restraint by the military and threatened to consider “further measures.”
Published 10 Mar, 2021 01:05pm
Pope urges Iraqis to shun past violence and give peace a chance
Asia

Pope urges Iraqis to shun past violence and give peace a chance

  • “May the clash of arms be silenced ... may there be an end to acts of violence and extremism,” he said, addressing Iraqi President Barham Salih, politicians and diplomats at the presidential palace.
  • Francis arrived at Baghdad airport under tight security, after telling reporters on his plane that he felt duty-bound to make the “emblematic” trip because the country “has been martyred for so many years”.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 09:27pm
Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown
Asia

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

  • Myanmar’s junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its U.N. mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilians protesting against last month’s coup.
  • But in the main city of Yangon, police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesters who had been joined by about 100 doctors in white coats, witnesses said.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 10:09am
Myanmar protesters march again after bloodiest post-coup unrest
Asia

Myanmar protesters march again after bloodiest post-coup unrest

  • Protesters marched in Myanmar on Monday in defiance of a crackdown by security forces that killed at least 18 people a day earlier, as calls grew for a more united international response after the worst violence since a coup one month ago.
  • Clashes took place in various parts of the country on Sunday and police opened fire on crowds in the biggest city of Yangon, after tear gas and warning shots failed to clear protesters demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government.
Published 01 Mar, 2021 10:21am