Doctors: Coronavirus Outbreak Among Refugees Would Be Catastrophic

LONDON – Doctors are warning that any outbreak of the coronavirus in refugee communities would have a devastating impact. The United Nations estimates there are more than 30 million refugees worldwide, many living in conditions that are ideal for transmission …

Posted in Health March 19, 2020

ASEAN Summit in Vietnam Postponed Until end-June Over Coronavirus

HANOI – A summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders scheduled in Vietnam early next month has been postponed until end-June due to worries about coronavirus, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan …

Posted in Health March 19, 2020

Myanmar Army Drops Defamation Cases Against The Irrawaddy, Reuters

Myanmar’s military on Wednesday dropped criminal defamation lawsuits against two news organizations following the intervention of the Myanmar Press Council (MPC), which mediated the cases and requested that they be withdrawn, officials from the body said.

The military had filed …

Posted in Legal March 18, 2020