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India takes up economic woes of poor nations in virtual meet

Jan. 12, 2023 02:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India convened a virtual summit of more than 100 developing countries Thursday to evolve a uniform strategy for a redress of their economic woes from the developed world with "the world in a state of crisis." "It is difficult to predict how long this state of...

Over 150 Rohingya refugees reach ashore in Indonesia

Jan. 08, 2023 09:32 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — More than 100 weak and hungry Rohingya Muslim refugees were among the latest group to reach ashore in Indonesia on Sunday after a long and dangerous journey aboard a wooden boat. The group of 184 people, including a pregnant woman and children, landed...

Bangladesh opens first metro service to ease Dhaka traffic

Dec. 28, 2022 09:32 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh launched its first metro rail service, mostly funded by Japan, in the densely populated capital on Wednesday amid enthusiasm that the South Asian country’s development bonanza would continue with both domestic and overseas funds. Prime Minister...

58 weak Rohingya land on Indonesian beach after weeks at sea

Dec. 25, 2022 19:34 PM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Dozens of hungry and weak Rohingya Muslims were found on a beach in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh on Sunday after weeks at sea, officials said. The group of 58 men arrived on Indrapatra beach at Ladong, a fishing village in Aceh Besar...

UN urges rescue of refugees adrift in Andaman Sea

Dec. 23, 2022 07:54 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The United Nations and other groups urged countries in southern Asia on Friday to rescue as many as 190 people believed to be Rohingya refugees aboard a small boat that has been adrift for several weeks in the Andaman Sea. Most of those on board are thought to be...

UN council adopts resolution urging end to Myanmar violence

Dec. 21, 2022 22:20 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved its first-ever resolution on Myanmar on Wednesday, demanding an immediate end to violence in the Southeast Asian nation and urging its military rulers to release all “arbitrarily detained” prisoners including ousted leader Aung San Suu...

Myanmar authorities arrest alleged traffickers of Rohingya

Dec. 21, 2022 09:43 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in military-run Myanmar have arrested 12 people accused of illegally transporting members of the Muslim Rohingya minority across the country for travel to Malaysia, including 13 who apparently died from suffocation while being hidden in a fuel tanker truck. ...

Bangladesh opposition rallies to demand PM quit before polls

Dec. 10, 2022 07:18 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday to demand the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina resign and install a caretaker before next general elections expected to be held in early 2024. The supporters...

Myanmar rescues 154 Rohingya from boat in distress

Dec. 09, 2022 02:22 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — More than 150 Rohingya have been rescued off the coast of Myanmar after their boat started taking on water, Myanmar's military said. Myanmar's state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation sent two boats from an offshore operation to rescue the 154 people — 106 males...