World Bulletin/News Desk
In Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar, on last weekends, Malaysian and Myanmar governments have agreed to work together in documenting Myanmar nationals living illegally in Malaysia so that they can either return home or be employed.
One-stop centre would be opened next month within a department of the interior ministry to process qualified Myanmar nationals to obtain work permits.
There is a large number of Myanmar nationals who want to go home, so under the new working arrangement, the one-stop centre would also assist those who want to return to their country with their documentation.
The co-operation between the two governments would solve the problem of Myanmar illegals being held at immigration depots for long periods.
According to offical figures, there are about 144,000 Myanmar nationals working either legally and illegally, and another 120,000 people are United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees card holders.
While Arakan Muslims (Rakhine Muslims) have not been recognized in their own country by the government of Myanmar, the question of in what conditions they live in Malaysia still remains.
Anti-Semitism has remained a big problem in Hungary, home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe.
20,730 foreign fighters, including about 11,000 people from the Middle East, went to Iraq and Syria.
Unemployment is major challenge for Sisi, thousands seek jobs in Libya despite violence and chaos.
Until now, Israel has denied the deaths and injuries.
After the tropical storm Madagascar's government appealed for international aid.
Kathrin Oertel also stepped down, citing media pressure.
After U.S. bans first choice, Iran names new U.N. ambassador as Gholamali Khoshroo.
Under the new Saudi king, relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are expected to remain unchanged as their rivalry in the Middle East region continues, say experts.
Natives of the war-torn Syrian city are impatiently waiting to return their old homes but realities on the ground could prevent them from leaving immediately.
Prolonged process of setting up an Afghan Cabinet continues after parliament rejects president's choices.
Israeli FM said Israel should be responded to harshly and disproportionately, just as China or the U.S. would in similar circumstances.
Belgian politician likens government's plans to revoke foreign fighter citizenship to methods used by Nazis.
NGOs detail failures of criminal justice system in dealing with children.
For the United States the new year brought a shift in the scales of power in Washington.
Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) was holding the Bulgarians captive.
The agreement includes a defense pact between Russia and Abkhazia that obligates both sides to come to each other's aid in the event of aggression.