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    Maldives president back in control

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 12:05am on February 07, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen appeared Wednesday to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions...

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    Security forces storm Maldives SC

    Agencies . Male, Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on February 06, 2018

    Maldives security forces broke into the Supreme Court on Monday, court spokesman Faisal Adam told Reuters, hours after president Abdulla Yameen declared a state of...

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    Maldives govt warns Supreme Court against impeachment move

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 12:17am on February 05, 2018

    The beleaguered Maldives government Sunday ordered police and troops to resist any move by the Supreme Court to arrest or impeach president Abdulla Yameen over...

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    11 soldiers killed in Pakistan suicide bombing

    Reuters . Peshawar | Updated at 01:55am on February 04, 2018

    At least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials said, in...

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    UN concerned about heavy fighting in Myanmar’s Kachin state

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:05am on February 04, 2018

    Conflict between Myanmar’s army and guerrillas of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Myanmar has escalated since January 19, including in Sumprabum, Waingmaw and...

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    World failed to protect Rohingya women: UN

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:50am on February 04, 2018

    Describing the situation of Rohingya women as very bad, visiting United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Saturday said the world...

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    Suspect arrested for petrol bomb thrown at Suu Kyi's Yangon villa

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:41pm on February 03, 2018

    Myanmar police say they have arrested a mentally ill man who confessed to tossing a petrol bomb into the Yangon compound of de facto leader...

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    Myanmar denies report of new mass graves in Rakhine

    Reuters | Updated at 10:38am on February 03, 2018

    Myanmar denied on Friday that there were mass graves in a village in troubled Rakhine state, where a military crackdown on insurgents has triggered the...

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    Afghan president demands Pakistan act against Taliban

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:08am on February 03, 2018

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Friday accused neighbouring Pakistan of failing to move against the Taliban and pledged a new security plan for Kabul after...

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    UN concerned about heavy fighting in Myanmar's Kachin state

    Reuters | Updated at 09:40pm on February 02, 2018

    Conflict between Myanmar's army and guerrillas in Kachin state has escalated since January 19, including in Sumprabum, Waingmaw and Tanai townships, a UN humanitarian report...