KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Brunei said on Saturday a non-political representative from Myanmar will be invited to an upcoming summit of leaders from Southeast Asian countries this month, effectively sidelining the leader of a military junta that seized power earlier this year.
Brunei, the current chair of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian nations, said the decision was made after no consensus was reached at during a meeting of the bloc on Friday for a Myanmar political representative to attend…
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Paramilitary forces spread through much of Bangladesh on Friday to help curb the worst communal violence in years targeting members of the Hindu minority as they celebrated their largest annual religious festival.
At least four people have been confirmed to have died and more than 100 others wounded since Wednesday as violence expanded across the country following allegations that a copy of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, was disrespected in a temple in Cumilla, a district…
Historically, the United States has not had strong economic or diplomatic ties with Laos. Being one of the smaller economies among the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) and ruled by the communist Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (Lao PRP), Laos is largely considered a Chinese satellite state. However, Laos has been trying to attract foreign investment from other sources. The United States has an opportunity to reset its relationship with Laos and establish a future-oriented partnership based on economic development…
Bangladesh’s health care system is buckling under the ferocity of the country’s third, and by far deadliest, wave of coronavirus infections, and only 4 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Yet the country of 165 million people lifted much of its lockdown on Wednesday.
Banks, shops and malls were allowed to reopen, and buses and trains were operating at half capacity. That followed the reopening of the garment industry, a mainstay of the economy, two weeks ago.
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(Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks set another record high even as the S&P 500 Index settles into the narrowest trading range since before the Covid pandemic roiled global financial markets. The dollar strengthened and Treasury yields were mostly higher.
(Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks set another record high even as the S&P 500 Index settles into the narrowest trading range since before the Covid pandemic…
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The landslide hit in the morning local time, leaving a bus and several other vehicles trapped on the mountainside highway.
Photos from the scene show rescue workers navigating crushed vehicle parts, flipped cars and scattered debris, with portions of the highway blocked completely by loose earth fallen from the mountain above.
Search and rescue teams from India’s National Disaster Response Force and other emergency agencies were immediately deployed to the site, with operations continuing overnight. More than 200 personnel continued…