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Detainees released from Insein Prison celebrate with the crowd in Yangon on October 19, 2021, as authorities released thousands of people jailed for protesting against a February coup that ousted the civilian government.
Burmese Generals Seek Further Representation, Cooperation From ASEAN and UN, While UN Claims Burma Nears “Failed State” Status
It has now been 257 days since the military declared a “one-year-long state of emergency,” seizing power in Burma, also known as Myanmar. Burma’s UN envoy says the nation is now threatened with a “failed...
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Rescued Rhinoceros Becomes a Proud Papa After Recovering From Poached Horns
Seha the rhinoceros was left for dead by poachers in 2016. Endangered wildlife preservation organization Saving the Survivors discovered the dying animal and brought him to their facility to treat his wounds. Now, five years...
Bubba the Rescue Bird Both Sings and Speaks
In the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, a kind-hearted gentleman taught an orphaned starling how to whistle the notes of a popular tune. Anthony Costa, 52, an opal miner, posted a short clip on Instagram...
The Chinese Army Blew Up a Bridge in India a Month Ago, and Got Away With It
Recent reports by Indian media reveal that on Aug. 30, more than 100 soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) intruded on a border region and destroyed a bridge before returning to Chinese territory. ...
The Taliban is showing signs of reinstating its brutal tactics, which goes against its promise of a more moderate approach.
Taliban Hangs Bodies of Alleged Kidnappers in Shocking Display of Brutality
After the U.S. began withdrawing from Afghanistan, the Taliban wasted no time regaining control of the country. The capital city of Kabul was seized on Aug. 15 and eventually formed a government. The Taliban promised...
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Japanese outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (L) receives a bouquet of flowers from former foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after Kishida was announced the winner of the Liberal Democrat Party leadership election on September 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Suga Departing: Abe’s ‘Right Hand Man’ Leaves Japanese PM Office After One Year
When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced in September that he would be stepping down, the Japan Times indicated that his was a bombshell decision, reporting that the Japanese business community was “stunned”. The PM...
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 28: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister's official residence on September 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Suga announced that the coronavirus state of emergency will end on Thursday, September 30.
Suga lifts COVID-19 State of Emergency
Noting that COVID-19 infections have significantly declined from their peak, the Japanese government will end the state of emergency covering Tokyo, Osaka, and 17 other prefectures today, September 30. The restrictions have been in effect...
Border Security Force Recruits Graduation Ceremony SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand in formation during their induction parade on November 16, 2013 in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar. In 2013, India had already close to a million soldiers posted in Jammu and Kashmir, making the disputed Himalayan region one of the most militarized zone in the world
House of Commons MP: After Afghanistan’s Fall, Only the Indian Military Prevents Taliban Occupation of Jammu and Kashmir
In remarks put forth by a UK Parliamentarian on the floor of the House of Commons, the Indian region of Jammu and Kashmir hangs in the balance now that the Taliban has control of Afghanistan....
ZOJILA, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 28, 2021: Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard near the Zojila tunnel construction, which will connect Kashmir with Ladakh in Baltal 100 km east of Srinagar, reducing travel time from 3 hours to about 15 minutes.
India Continues to Repel China’s Rhetoric on Border Violations
Last years’ border dispute with India continues in diplomatic circles and reflects China’s continuing attempts to gain advantages over its neighboring country, even as India is placed under increasing pressure in the same Jammu and...