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India weighs Norway funds decision to sell Bel shares

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund Norges Bank Investment Management, one of the world’s largest, has divested its shares in Bharat Electronics Limited (Bel) for selling weapon systems to the Myanmar junta. The Indian government is studying the move made by the Fund as Norway is emerging as a key economic partner from northern Europe. The fund […]

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UN chief: Rule of law risks becoming `Rule of Lawlessness’

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday that the rule of law is at grave risk of becoming “the Rule of Lawlessness,” pointing to a host of unlawful actions across the globe from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and coups in Africa’s Sahel region to North Korea’s illegal nuclear weapons program and Afghanistan’s unprecedented […]

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‘Afraid of the gun’: Military coup fuels Myanmar resource grab

Htu Seng has spent the past decade defending the land and environment of her native Kachin State but it was only after the military seized power in a coup in February 2021 that she began fearing for her life. Forcibly relocated from her village near the river confluence known as Myitsone in 2011, to make […]

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Our desire from relationships changes as we age: Study | Lifestyle

An explanation for why what actually happens sometimes doesn’t match your fantasy of a joyful, picture-perfect holiday season has been provided by new research. According to Samia Akhter-Khan, a graduate student at King’s College London and the study’s lead author, loneliness originates from this. The journal Perspectives on Psychological Science published it. “Loneliness results from […]

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Myanmar releases 6,000 prisoners in mass amnesty

The Myanmar military has released 6,000 prisoners including four foreign captives under an amnesty, their media has reported. Myanmar Now, an independent news outlet in the country, cited the military council as saying the prisoners had been granted their freedom due to it being Myanmar National Day on November 17. The Irrawaddy on Twitter posted […]

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The Wondrous Beauty of Myanmar Amber Hides a Very Dark Secret

Fossilized treasures entombed in golden, glassy amber capture countless stories of ancient forested landscapes through which the dinosaurs roamed. Sometimes these prized fossils are part of a very different story. One such instance is in Myanmar. While embroiled in political turmoil, the country has also enchanted the field of paleontology with spectacular amber specimens that […]

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Norway Condemns Military Attack On School In Myanmar – Foreign Ministry – UrduPoint

Muhammad Irfan Published September 21, 2022 | 04:10 PM MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 21st September, 2022) Norway‘s foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday the attack by Myanmar‘s military junta on a school in the northwestern Sagaing Region, which led to the death of 11 children. “Norway strongly condemns Myanmar military attacks on a school […]

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Qatari telecoms group Ooredoo to exit Myanmar, following Norway’s Telenor

Qatari telecommunications group Ooredoo has agreed to sell its Myanmar business to a Singapore-registered company in a deal that would see the company exit the troubled south-east Asian nation. Ooredoo Asian Investments, which owns Ooredoo Myanmar and Ooredoo Myanmar Fintech, will be sold to Nine Communications for an enterprise value of $576mn, according to a […]

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Qatari telecom Ooredoo to exit Myanmar, following Norway’s Telenor

BANGKOK — Qatari telecommunications group Ooredoo has agreed to sell its Myanmar business to a Singapore-registered company in a deal that would see Ooredoo exit the troubled Southeast Asian nation. Ooredoo Asian Investments, which owns Ooredoo Myanmar and Ooredoo Myanmar Fintech, will be sold to Nine Communications for an enterprise value of $576 million, according […]

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British former ambassador Bowman is JAILED in Myanmar

Ms Bowman, who runs a group promoting ethical business practices in Myanmar, and her spouse Htein Lin, an artist and former political prisoner, were arrested on August 24 for staying at an address different to the one she had registered under. Various foreigners, including US, British, Japanese and Australian citizens, have been held since the […]