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India cancels almost all visas, closes Myanmar border, as regional coronavirus cases rise

India cancels almost all visas, closes Myanmar border, as regional coronavirus cases rise

India said on Wednesday it will suspend the vast majority of visas to the country in a wide-reaching attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as cases across the region continued to rise.

Sea of meth as Myanmar army smashes three drug labs

Sea of meth as Myanmar army smashes three drug labs

Sacks of heroin and methamphetamine are laid out in endless rows in a remote Myanmar border zone during a rare raid in the heart of Southeast Asia's infamous 'Golden Triangle'.

Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island

Bangladesh rethinks plan to move Rohingya refugees to island

Bangladesh is reconsidering a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone island located hours by boat from its coast, junior minister for disaster management and relief Enamur Rahman told Reuters on Wednesday.

Myanmar put on money-laundering watchlist

Myanmar put on money-laundering watchlist

An international financial watchdog placed Myanmar on its money-laundering watchlist on Friday, urging the country at the heart of Asia's illicit drug-producing

German tourist killed in Myanmar landmine blast

German tourist killed in Myanmar landmine blast

A German tourist was killed and an Argentine woman injured in a landmine explosion in Myanmar's eastern Shan state, local police said Wednesday ...

Philippines apologises over SEA games mess

Philippines apologises over SEA games mess

Southeast Asian Games host the Philippines apologised on Sunday after some arriving athletes were left stranded for hours at the airport ...

Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court

Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court

Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a landmark lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN's top court on Monday over the Southeast Asian nation's treatment of Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar ethnic rebels release Indians held in Rakhine after one dies

Myanmar ethnic rebels release Indians held in Rakhine after one dies

Ethnic rebels in Myanmar have detained and interrogated a lawmaker and several Indian nationals, one of whom died, the rebels said on Monday, in the latest escalation of violence in the restive western state of Rakhine.

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya

UN chief urges Myanmar to ensure 'safe' return of Rohingya

The UN chief on Sunday urged Myanmar to ensure the "safe" return of Rohingya refugees driven out by army operations, a plea made in front of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine

Myanmar rebels kidnap over 40 police, soldiers in Rakhine

Ethnic Rakhine rebels took more than 40 police officers and soldiers hostage in a brazen raid on a ferry on Saturday

Floating meth sacks in Myanmar sea worth $20 million

Floating meth sacks in Myanmar sea worth $20 million

Sacks of crystal meth scooped from the sea by Myanmar fishermen who mistook it for a deodorant substance had a street value of $20 million

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island

Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding.