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THAE CHAUNG, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's decision to revoke temporary identification cards for minorities is raising tensions among its 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims, who have effectively been disenfranchised just days after parliament approved a law affirming their right to vote in a referendum.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The smallest party in Turkey's parliament may wind up occupying its most decisive seats after an election on Sunday, potentially ending 12 years of single-party rule and heralding a dramatic transformation of the Kurdish political movement.
Transparency is one of the key factors of a democracy. It leads to efficiency, as one can't hide behind secret meetings and the fog of blame and counter blame. Alien nation: Suu Kyi's supporters protesting in Yangon last month.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Sri Lanka to uncover the truth about its long civil conflict and bring religious communities closer together, as he began a visit to the island nation whose wartime leaders were voted out of power only days ago.
PETALING JAYA: The Buddhist council of monks (Sangha) in Malaysia has been largely silent over the Rohingya crisis but one of them has chosen to speak up.
PADANG BESAR / NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested a man they believe is the key figure behind a brutal human trafficking network that ran a jungle camp where dozens of bodies have been found.