• 02 December, 2022
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Sri Lanka’s ruling family in fight for survival as crisis worsens

By Alasdair Pal and Uditha Jayasinghe WEERAKETIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - His beloved villa has been daubed in graffiti by protesters, and a museum dedicated to his father ransacked. Now…

The meeting, then the mob. A ‘turning point’ in Sri Lankan crisis

By Alasdair Pal and Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) - On Monday morning, hundreds of supporters gathered at the prime minister's official residence in Sri Lanka's commercial capital of Colombo where…

Jordan and Israel leaders urge calm after historic meeting following spike in violence

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah called for calm following a historic summit with Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday after the sharpest spike in street violence…

Myanmar marks coup anniversary with protests and unrest

(Reuters) -Streets in some of Myanmar's main cities were nearly deserted on Tuesday as opponents of military rule held "silent strikes", marking the first anniversary of a coup that led…

U.S. prepared to impose additional costs on Sudan’s military if violence continues

By Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States has made clear to Sudan's military leaders that Washington is prepared to impose additional costs if violence against protesters continues, U.S. Assistant…

More than 30 killed, bodies burnt in Myanmar’s Kayah state

(Reuters) -More than 30 people, including women and children, were killed and their bodies burnt in Myanmar's conflict-torn Kayah state on Friday, according to a local resident, media reports and…

Thailand sends refugees back to Myanmar as clashes continue

MAE SOT, Thailand (Reuters) - Thailand has sent over 600 Myanmar refugees who fled fighting between the military and ethnic rebels back across the border, according to a senior Thai…

Analysis-Rohingya lawsuit against Facebook a ‘wake-up call’ for social media

By Rina Chandran and Avi Asher-Schapiro BANGKOK/LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A landmark lawsuit by Rohingya refugees against Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, is a "wake-up call"…

Sudan PM Hamdok says he discussed with the military ending violence against protesters -Al Arabiya

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudan's newly reinstated Prime Minister Abadalla Hamdok told Saudi-owned television Al Arabiya on Tuesday that he asked the military to put an end to violence against protesters.…

U.N. Security Council urges end to Myanmar violence

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -The U.N. Security Council expressed deep concern on Wednesday over increased violence across Myanmar and in a rare statement, agreed by the 15-members, called…

U.S. says worried about increase in attacks by ISIS-K in Afghanistan

By Jonathan Landay and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States is worried about an uptick in attacks by Islamic State's affiliate in Afghanistan and remains deeply concerned about al…

U.S. urges Sudan military to refrain from violence against planned protests -official

By Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Friday urged Sudan's military coup leaders to refrain from violence against peaceful protesters ahead of planned demonstrations on…