World Bulletin / News Desk
The European Union (EU) is making diplomatic initiatives so the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar ends.
Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton's spokesperson, Michael Mann, said that they were closely watching the acts of violence against the Muslim minority in Myanmar.
"EU diplomats got in touch with the officials in Myanmar following a directive of Catherine Ashton. Experts from the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) were dispatched to Myanmar to determine the urgent needs of the Muslims," Mann indicated.
The EU had reduced some of its political and economic sanctions on Myanmar earlier this year after many political prisoners were released from prisons and the opposition were permitted to join elections.
The Myanmar administration wants to make use of EU's tariff-free import procedures applied to poor countries.
The EU had placed the issue of tariff-free imports on its agenda after Myanmar assured the International Labor Organization (ILO) that it would end forced labor in the country in 2015.
Most of the people subject to forced labor in Myanmar are Muslims.
Displaced Pakistanis begin returning to homes in North Waziristan after nine months away
Suggests sanctions could change depending on whether North takes 'concrete action' to address kidnappings of Japan nationals.
"We have already pledged full support to Saudi Arabia in its operation against rebels and will join the coalition," the official said.
Presence of U.S. troops a key Taliban objection to talks with the likelihood of President's request for more U.S. support may erode trust
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made it compulsory for all schools to hire armed guards, raise the height of boundary walls with barbed wire and install closed-circuit televison.
The ministry showed photos of long-range bombers sitting on the tarmac along with their crews. The jets returned the same day, it said.
"Police on duty near the spot caught two attackers red-handed with three machetes as they were fleeing the scene after the incident," police official Humayan Kabir told Reuters.
India is readying the evacuation of nationals from the capital of Yemen on Monday, after four nights of Saudi-led air strikes against Houthis forces.
This year, March has been the wettest month in more than a century, wrecking millions of hectares of winter crops. The crop damage has been blamed for a spate of rural suicides in recent weeks.
25 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigeria's northern town. Buratai, a serene community south of Borno, has experienced less attack by Boko Haram in six years
According to Pakistani Defence Ministry officials, Pakistan sends 747 jumbo jets to evacuate nationals from Yemen
The AIIB has been seen as a significant setback to U.S. efforts to extend its influence in the Asia Pacific region to balance China's growing financial clout and assertiveness.
The two Czech women were kidnapped two years ago by an al-Qaeda linked group in Pakistan
The Philippines said on Thursday it would resume repair and reconstruction works in the disputed South China Sea.
Pakistan army fights off attack by dozens of fighters in Khyber Agency region, according to military agency.