The China-built hydropower plant is set to be the largest in Nepal, a country which—despite its potential for hydropower—relies on India for its annual power supply.
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Companies including SK Hynix of S. Korea and Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba Machine Co. and Komatsu of Japan began plotting production moves since July, when the first tariffs hit.
The Vatican on Saturday signed an agreement giving it a long-desired and decisive say in the appointment of bishops in China. Critics labeled it a sellout to the government.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
Hpai Kawng villagers objected after Chinese began putting up fence on Myanmar territory
Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has received a number of foreign diplomats and UN officials over the crisis in Rakhine State. Secretary Hunt has just become the exception.
Spokesperson U Zaw Htay says the report further damages the country’s image and has potential to cause divisions between communities.
Police say head of party’s Shwebo district chapter used hate speech in attack on government
Buthidaung Township Lawmaker U Aung Thaung Shwe’s proposal in parliament to form a militia with local villagers to improve security in the area has been rejected.
Activists worry that laws aimed at stopping fake news could be used by governments to stifle free speech and target legitimate news outlets that are critical of them.
In a case that prosecutors say is a “national disgrace”, Najib Rasak has been charged with a total 32 counts of money laundering in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal.
Critics say the railway is a symbol of continuing Chinese assimilation of Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997 with guarantees of freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland.
While the US hopes the sanctions will deter other nations from making arms deals with Russia, observers say they push Moscow and Bejing closer together.
"If there isn't accountability and justice, this will be as big a stain on Burma's history as the Khmer Rouge are for Cambodia," said Jeremy Hunt.
Govt to Probe Claims Citizenship Cards Wrongly Issued to Rohingya, Minister Says
Ethnic Mro Murdered in Maungdaw, N. Rakhine
UK's Hunt Says Pressed Suu Kyi on 'Justice and Accountability' for Rohingya
Lawmakers Call for End to Disciplinary Transfers of Corrupt, Incompetent Officials
Asian Firms Shuffle Production Around the Region as China Tariffs Hit
China's Catholic Church Pledges Loyalty to Party After Vatican Deal
Singapore Panel Recommends Regulation of Tech Firms Over Fake News
Former Malaysian PM Charged with Money Laundering, Abuse of Power
47 Karenni Villages Asked to Pay $10K for Electricity Connection
US Firm Plans Beverage Packaging Plant in Rangoon
Malaysia to Release Satellite Data on Missing Jet
Participants Say They Were Tricked Into Joining USDP Rally