Lost kingdom: Myanmar’s forgotten royals

Lost kingdom: Myanmar’s forgotten royals

by Agence France-Presse THE SIMPLE LIFE. The granddaughter of Myanmar’s last king, princes Hteik Phaya Gyi her photo during an interview at her residence in Yangon. AFP Photo YANGON, Myanmar – In a modest Yangon apartment, the granddaughter of...
Myanmar activist facing long prison sentence

Myanmar activist facing long prison sentence

By ALIRAN Human rights defender Kyaw Hla Aung remains arbitrarily detained in Myanmar over three months after he was arrested in connection with his peaceful activities. reports Amnesty International. Kyaw Hla Aung – Photograph: Nils Horner/Sveriges Radio He has been...

What’s the best passport in the world for travellers?

By Robert Upe Travel and Tourism Writer The Aussie passport has been ranked as one of the best in the world for travellers, based on the number of countries Australians can visit without a visa. The best passports are from the UK, Finland and Sweden, according to an...

Malala Wins EU’s Sakharov Human Rights Prize

Sky News HD Past winners of the prestigious award won by the 16-year-old include Nelson Mandela, and Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi. Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot last year by the Taliban for defying a ban on female education, has won the...

Myanmar announces release of political prisoners

Myanmar has released dozens of political prisoners, mostly members of ethnic organizations, as peace talks are held with Kachin rebels. The move comes ahead of a high profile regional summit in Brunei. Of those who were released, some 18 were said to be Kachin rebels,...

Ajwa dates contain cancer-preventing property

Arabnews RIYADH: RASHID HASSAN A new research says it has found evidence that the Ajwa date from Madinah contains active elements useful in the prevention of diseases like cancer. The research was carried out in Riyadh-based King Saud University (KSU) to discover the...