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Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour says the council is 'paralyzed' and has 'failed to shoulder its responsibility' to take action to end the violence
In a side event of the ASEAN summit, Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar is 'Southeast Asia's final frontier market... we have land, we have (a) good young working population, we have unexplored resources'
Sri Lanka's parliamentary speaker Karu Jayasuriya calls upon all public servants 'to refuse to execute any illegal orders they may receive, no matter from whom'
'We filed an appeal today on behalf of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo because the trial court's ruling was wrong,' says Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J Adler
A dramatic rise in the use of improvised explosive devices and shift to group-related attacks from individual attacks defined ARMM conflicts last year, according to the Conflict Alert 2018 report
"She knows that mass murder is not a state secret and that exposing it doesn't turn a journalist into a spy," says human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on the need for free press in Myanmar
'Ngayon na marami nang na-rehab, kaya tayo nagkaroon ng rice crisis. Kumakain na ang mga ulol,' jokes President Rodrigo Duterte
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‘Magkaiba paningin natin sa maraming bagay pero sa tingin ko lahat ng Pilipino gustong malutas ang problemang ito. Kaya time out muna,’ says Mar Roxas in a rare social media post to the President
(UPDATED) 'They were not jailed because they were journalists' but because 'the court has decided that they had broken the Official Secrets Act,' says Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar's government says the decision was 'of dubious legal merit,' according to a statement released by the president's office, adding the country was 'under no obligation' to respect the court ruling.
A paper by Google's own user-experience researchers provides an overall picture of the reasons people feel the need to be in constant contact with their phones
Venezuela denies it has a migration problem and has accused the United Nations and 'enemy countries' of exaggerating the issue
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If only half of the energy and focus given to the drug war were given to agriculture and rice production, we would already be better off
Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, is killed in a bombing at a cafe in Donetsk, becoming the 4-year conflict's most prominent victim from the Moscow-backed side
China does not push its partners to strengthen environmental protections. For this reason, trading intensively with China is especially likely to generate high levels of pollution in developing countries.
The arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says it's a similar deal to that which Spain is proposing in the European Union in the face of mass migration from Africa in particular
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The move is part of the socialist government's 'Return to the Homeland' scheme to counter a mass exodus and woo back young Venezuelans to work in the crisis-torn country
Italy Interior Minister faces an investigation over 'illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power'
(UPDATED) Italy threatens to pull its funding for the EU as a 'compensatory measure' if the bloc refused to come forward and help with relocating the migrants
The Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission rejects Jean-Pierre Bemba's candidacy on the basis of his previous war crime convictions by the International Criminal Court
(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year
The United Nations will invite Yemen's warring sides for talks in Geneva on September 6 to discuss a framework for peace negotiations
Spain's maritime rescue service saved 211 migrants from 21 different boats in the Strait of Gibraltar
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Some 200 seniors block traffic near the presidential palace demanding payment in full of their monthly retirement pension
The new standoff kicks in just hours after 67 migrants were allowed to disembark from an Italian coast guard ship in Sicily late Thursday
Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says that the NGO's boat had reached the migrants' vessel before Libyan coastguards inside Libya's rescue operation zone
The presidency gives Austria the opportunity to chair meetings and set agendas as the EU grapples with the continuing migrant influx, management of its borders, and other issues such as Brexit
There are 3 troubling signs that China is a prime candidate to be the site of the next financial crisis
Italy's new hardline Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has vetoed joint conclusions for the entire agenda of the summit in Brussels until his demands are met
EU President Donald Tusk warns on the eve of the summit that time is running out for leaders to reassure their citizens that they can control migration before authoritarian politicians win the 'high-stakes' debate
The military says in a Facebook post that Major General Maung Maung Soe, the former head of the western command in Rakhine, has been 'purged' for poor performance
France and Spain also declare support for the creation of closed reception centers where migrants would be held while their asylum claims are considered.
Malta – which is also refusing to take in the boat in a new diplomatic standoff with Italy – nevertheless says it had sent in humanitarian supplies
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Opposition groups and Catholic bishops walk out of the discussions, accusing the government of failing to make good on a promise to invite international organizations to come to Nicaragua and help probe the violence
'You look at what's happening in Europe, you look at what's happening in other places, we can't allow that to happen to the United States,' President Donald Trump says. 'Not on my watch.'
Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee and halt heavy clashes against advancing government troops
Italy's new populist government and Malta has refused to let Aquarius dock in their ports, accusing each other of failing to meet their humanitarian and EU commitments
Increased prevention and treatment efforts can curb demand; but it's going to take more enforcement to disrupt the supply chain
The camp's mosques are full on Saturday morning as refugees pray for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides. Later, hundreds of refugees stage an hour-long protest.
"The good God put Malta closer to Africa than Sicily," said the nationalist Salvini, as a new wave of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean prepared to land in Italy.
United Nations agencies will initially carry out assessments in Rakhine state, which has been largely closed to outsiders since the Rohingya crisis began
'This will inflame another religious war – this time a religious war inside Syria and the consequences will be many, many more refugees and you know where exactly they will come,' says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
'North Korea will receive relief only when it demonstrates verifiable and irreversible steps to denuclearization,' says US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis