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Regional Roundup for Week of 9.16.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 9.16.16


EXSE FOCUS Obama Pledges to Lift All Sanctions Against Myanmar—New York Times President Obama, who met on Wednesday with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s leader, sought to reward the country for its efforts to establish a more democratic government.//while in ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 9.1.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 9.1.16


LEADERS Myanmar’s Suu Kyi faces test at ethnic peace conference – The Nation Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces what could be the toughest test of her leadership yet when she opens a major ethnic peace conference Wednesday aimed at ending wars ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 8.26.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 8.26.16


LEADERS  Myanmar earthquake kills three, damages scores of ancient temples – Reuters A powerful earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people including two children, and damaging scores of centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around the ancient capital of Bagan. China, Myanmar ...

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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures as he speaks during an event titled "The Instruction on the Procedures of Members of the National Reform Council" at the Army Club in Bangkok September 4, 2014. Prayuth on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTR44VJ8

Regional Roundup for Week of 8.12.16


Thai Referendum Thailand, seeking stability, approves military constitution – Reuters A democratically elected government will take power in Thailand at the earliest by December 2017, a senior Thai official said on Monday, after the country endorsed a military-backed constitution paving the way ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 8.4.2016

Regional Roundup for Week of 8.4.2016


LEADERS Malaysia’s Leader, Dogged by a Billion-Dollar Scandal, Proves Untouchable – The New York Times - The conspirators were confident. They planned to confront Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, at a cabinet meeting and demand his resignation. Prosecutors had collected evidence ...

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Report: Three Parallel Rivers plagued by unregulated mining

Report: Three Parallel Rivers plagued by unregulated mining


One of Yunnan's most famous natural landscapes is under threat from unsupervised mining, according to a new report. A study published by non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace claims industrial activity in the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas is seriously ...

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