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The students, all under 25 years old, were sentenced by a military court for their alleged involvement in a shooting in April that killed a former military officer. Last month's sentencing of the Dagon University students comes after Myanmar's military was condemned globally for executing four democracy activists in July who had been accused of aiding "terror acts".
- Associated Press
Myanmar's military-installed government has sentenced more critics to death, bringing the total to 139, and is using capital punishment as a tool to crush opposition, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights said Friday. High Commissioner Volker Türk said at least seven university students were sentenced to death behind closed doors on Wednesday, and there are reports that as many as four more youth activists were sentenced on Thursday. “Military courts have consistently failed to uphold an
(Reuters) -Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States and NATO of playing a direct and dangerous role in the Ukraine war and said Washington had turned Kyiv into an existential threat for Moscow which it could not ignore. Russia's top diplomat, speaking on Thursday during his annual news conference in Moscow, also accused the United States and NATO of trying to ratchet up tensions in the South China Sea and of trying to subvert any regional bodies designed to promote dialo
- AFP News
Canada on Sunday unveiled its new economic and diplomatic strategy for the Asia-Pacific region, allocating 2.3 billion Canadian dollars (US$1.7 billion) over the next five years to the plan aimed at mitigating risks posed by China.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Wednesday the government would aid companies with the promotion of exports to key regions like Southeast Asia to counter slowing economic growth. South Korea's economy is facing strengthening headwinds as global demand cools and spending at home fades. "We have to overcome the kind of complex global crisis as one facing us now through the promotion of exports," a media pool report quoted Yoon as saying at a meeting of top officials whose duties rela
El jefe del Pentágono plantea a su homólogo chino su preocupación por el "peligroso" comportamiento de Pekín
NOM PEN, 22 nov (Reuters) - El secretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos, Lloyd Austin, insistió el martes en la necesidad de mejorar las comunicaciones de crisis durante una reunión con su par chino, al tiempo que expresó su preocupación por el comportamiento "cada vez más peligroso" de los aviones militares chinos. La reunión de aproximadamente 90 minutos en Camboya, descrita como "productiva y profesional" por un responsable estadounidense, fue la primera de ambos desde que una visita a Taiwán
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday emphasized the need to improve crisis communications during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart while raising concern about "increasingly dangerous" behavior by Chinese military aircraft. The roughly 90-minute meeting in Cambodia, described as "productive and professional" by a U.S. official, was the pair's first since a visit to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in August enraged China, which regards the island as
- Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin met his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to push stronger defense ties amid growing Chinese naval activity in the Indo-Pacific region. Austin, at a joint news conference after meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, said they discussed ways to deepen the two countries' partnership, including through expanding interoperability and increasing investments in defense education. “The United States is proud to partner with you as we work toge
Indonesia's planned purchase of F-15 fighter jets is in advanced stages and awaiting final sign-off from the government, the Southeast Asian country's defence minister said on Monday. Speaking after meeting his U.S. counterpart Lloyd Austin in Jakarta, Prabowo Subianto said that Boeing had agreed to the financial offer proposed and he was confident the package was affordable. In February, the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of Boeing F-15ID aircraft and related equipment to I
China said on Sunday it is open to a meeting with the U.S. defence secretary on the sidelines of a regional security forum in Cambodia this week, in a sign of thawing relations after the countries' top leaders met earlier this month. China Defence Minister Wei Fenghe and U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin Lloyd previously confirmed separately that they would attend the forum with Southeast Asian countries, the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus.