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CARACAS (Reuters) -Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido proposed on Tuesday a progressive lifting of U.S. sanctions as an incentive for President Nicolas Maduro to schedule "free and fair" elections with parties opposed to his government.
THE signs in Myanmar are bleak more than two weeks after Asean declared a five-point consensus on what must happen in this turbulent member state.
NEW DELHI (The Straits Times/ANN): In a country home to the world's third-highest number of billionaires, questions have mounted over the lack of contribution from its uber rich to support India's fight against a crippling second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany said on Wednesday it was banning Ansaar International, an Islamic organisation which Berlin says has financed terrorism around the world, and police raided affiliates of the group.
The UN Security Council has again demanded the restoration of democracy in Myanmar and the release of all detainees including Aung San Suu Kyi and strongly backed calls by South-East Asian nations for an immediate cessation of violence and talks as a first step toward a solution following the Feb. 1 military coup.
A prominent Cambodian academic on Saturday highlighted the importance of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) in assisting Myanmar in a positive and constructive manner.
CARACAS (Reuters) -A U.S.-backed effort to send aid to Venezuela in 2019 that ended in a violent standoff on the Colombian border was not planned in alignment with humanitarian principles, according to an audit by the Washington-based aid agency involved in the operation.
Cambodia is now second only to Singapore for the number of vaccinations it has provided among the Asean countries according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) -U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris promised U.S. support to tackle issues such as corruption, in meetings with Guatemalan civil society leaders on Tuesday as the United States seeks to stop an increasing number of migrants fleeing the region.
THE Asean leaders’ meeting last Saturday could not have happened without the support of various key stakeholders in the region, Indonesia’s top diplomat said, as Asean member states prepared to tackle the “real homework” of resolving the crisis in Myanmar.