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Myanmar 16 Apr 2021 | 7:00 AM

Ousted lawmakers form resistance

IN a spartan hillside room in India furnished only with a thin sleeping mat, the Myanmar member of parliament spends much of his days attentively listening to Zoom conference calls and tapping away messages on his smartphone.

World 15 Apr 2021 | 1:34 AM

Turkish writer Altan released from prison - lawyer

ANKARA (Reuters) -Turkish journalist and writer Ahmet Altan was released from prison on Wednesday, his lawyer said, after the top appeals court overturned a verdict against him following a ruling by a European court that his rights had been violated.

World 14 Apr 2021 | 11:44 PM

Russia fines domestic violence NGO for breaching 'foreign agent' law: lawyer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Wednesday fined a prominent non-governmental organisation supporting victims of domestic violence for breaching the country's foreign agents law, its lawyer said.

World 14 Apr 2021 | 3:19 AM

Cuba to enter post-Castro era at pivotal 2021 party congress

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is poised to enter the post-Castro era with Raul Castro due to step down as head of the ruling Communist Party at its congress this week, which will also address the island's severe economic crisis, pandemic response and signs of growing dissent.