Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

'Bangladeshi man' among two arrested for selling fake permits in Malaysia

A foreign couple was arrested by the Johor Immigration Department for operating a fake working permit renewal syndicate at an apartment here

1d ago

About 400 Rohingya land in Indonesia, adds to surge of recent arrivals

Dilapidated boats carrying an estimated 400 ethnic Rohingya arrived in Indonesia's Aceh province on Sunday, chief of a provincial fishing community has confirmed, adding to a recent surge of Myanmar's Muslim minority arriving in the country

1d ago

Nepal urges Russia not to recruit its citizens into army

Nepal said it has asked Moscow not to recruit its citizens into the Russian army and immediately send back any Nepali soldier commissioned there back to Himalayan nation after revealing six soldiers serving Russia’s military had been killed.

5d ago

POST-COUP MYANMAR / Junta calls for political solution with rebel groups

Myanmar’s junta chief has called on ethnic armed groups battling the military across the country to find a political solution, state media reported yesterday.

5d ago

14 killed as Thai bus smashes into tree

A double-decker coach smashed into a tree in southern Thailand, killing at least 14 people and injuring 32, police said Tuesday

6d ago

Imran Khan replaced as PTI head

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan, currently in jail facing myriad charges he says are rigged to keep him from contesting elections next year, was replaced yesterday as head of the party he founded, officials said.

1w ago

139 Rohingya refugees land in Indonesia: officials

More than 100 Rohingya refugees including women and children landed in Indonesia's westernmost province on Saturday, officials said, but locals were threatening to push them back to sea

1w ago

AFGHANISTAN’S HERAT / 7 killed in attack on Shia clerics

At least seven people were killed yesterday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a rickshaw carrying two Shia clerics in western Afghanistan, an official and residents said.

1w ago

New clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine state displace 26,000: UN

Renewed fighting this week between Myanmar's military and an ethnic minority armed group has displaced more than 26,000 people in western Rakhine state, the United Nations said on Friday

3w ago

UN says 75 civilians killed in recent Myanmar clashes

Seventy-five civilians have been killed in clashes in Myanmar after an alliance of ethnic minority groups launched an offensive against the military last month, the United Nations said on Wednesday

3w ago

Rajapaksa brothers guilty

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court yesterday issued a symbolic ruling that the powerful Rajapaksa brothers -- including two ex-presidents -- were guilty of triggering the island’s worst financial crisis by mishandling the economy.

3w ago

Over 2,000 Myanmar nationals flee to Mizoram

More than 2,000 Myanmar nationals entered India through the border in Mizoram state in the last 24 hours following a gun battle between that country's security forces and rebels in Chin province, an official said yesterday

3w ago

Myanmar junta under attack on new fronts

Ethnic minority insurgent groups attacked security posts in Myanmar yesterday, residents, rebels and an official said, as fighting erupted on two new fronts, and thousands of people crossed into neighbouring India seeking safety.

3w ago

Myanmar fighter jet crashes

A Myanmar fighter jet has crashed during clashes between the military and an insurgent group, both sides said, in another setback for a junta facing the biggest challenge to its rule since a coup in 2021.

4w ago

50,000 civilians displaced

Almost 50,000 people have been displaced by fighting in northern Myanmar after an alliance of ethnic armed groups launched an offensive against the military two weeks ago, the United Nations said yesterday.

Northern Myanmar fighting displaces almost 50,000 civilians: UN

Fighting has raged for two weeks across northern Shan state near the Chinese border, in what analysts say poses the biggest military challenge to the junta since it seized power in 2021

UN ‘alarmed’

The United Nations expressed concern on Monday about “heavy fighting” between the army and an alliance of ethnic minority groups in northern Myanmar, which has left civilian casualties and displaced more than 30,000 people.

‘Bunkers saved our lives’

Pakistan’s unprovoked ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector, which began Thursday evening and continued till 3:00 am yesterday, forced people to abandon homes in the border village of Bulleh Chak and run for their lives from mortar shells.

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