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UN told 10,000 refugees fled to India

UN told 10,000 refugees fled to India

"In my daily contacts with stakeholders in Myanmar, I hear first-hand accounts about the dire situation. People suffer from deprivation, have no hope and live in fear," Christine Schraner Burgener, Special Envoy of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Myanmar, told the UN General Assembly on Friday.

Asia defies pandemic, sees rise in forei

Asia defies pandemic, sees rise in forei

The region was an exception in a year that saw foreign investments crash to greater depths than after the 2009 global financial crisis. The steep fall could have painful implications for Africa's industrialization bid.

Biden to meet Afghan leader Ghani amid p

Biden to meet Afghan leader Ghani amid p

US President Joe Biden will meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani later this week, the White House said on Sunday, amid a surge in violence ahead of a planned full withdrawal of international troops.

Iran shuts down nuclear plant for 'techn

Iran shuts down nuclear plant for 'techn

The reasons for the shutdown at the Bushehr nuclear power plant were not immediately clear. Officials warned of possible power outrages as repairs are made.