Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

Up to 7,000 Migrants Stranded in Andaman Sea (Newsweek)

Migrants who arrived in Indonesia by boat rest inside a shelter in Kuala Langsa in Indonesia’s Aceh Province, May 15, 2015.Roni Bintang/Reuters Up to 7,000 migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are stranded at sea as the United Nations urges the

News in Brief 15 May 2015 (AM)

15 May 2015 Listen / © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1258/Zammit Around twelve babies are being born every hour without access to basic healthcare in the areas of Nepal worst hit by two powerful earthquakes, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The agency

All at sea: what lies behind Southeast Asia’s migrant crisis?

More than 1,100 migrants and asylum seekers came ashore on the Malaysian island of Langkawi on Sunday. OXFORD, 15 May 2015 (IRIN) – The plight of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers from Myanmar and Bangladesh, left adrift without food

IRIN’s Top Picks: Migration, private sector and Twitter Jihad

Follow @{0} Thousands of Rohingya asylum seekers attempting to reach Malaysia have ended up in the hands of traffickers. DUBAI, 15 May 2015 (IRIN) – Welcome to IRIN’s weekly assortment of noteworthy humanitarian journalism and research, compiled by our editorial

Nearly 800 migrants rescued from sinking boats in Indonesia (dpa German Press Agency)

Jakarta (dpa) – Indonesian fishermen and marine police rescued nearly 800 migrants from a sinking vessel on Friday, a military official said, as South-East Asia’s migrant crisis continued to unfold. The migrants, mostly thought to be people from Myanmar and

Sri Lankan tourism and wall paintings (Daily Financial Times (Sri Lanka))

We are celebrating a rich history of thousands of years. The geodemographic importance of the country is one of its competitive advantages in tourism. Sri Lanka has been endorsed by many eminent personalities from different parts of the world during

DMO Sells N60 Billion Bonds (allAfrica.com)

The Debt Management Office (DMO) sold bonds worth a total of N60 billion at lower yields on all tenors at an auction on Wednesday. The debt office said in a statement that investors submitted total bids of N183.34 billion compared

Thailand, Indonesia turn back migrant boats (dpa German Press Agency)

Bangkok (dpa) – Thai and Indonesian authorities Friday each turned back boats thought to be carrying hundreds of Rohingya migrants from Myanmar, officials said. The Thai navy spotted a boat off the west coast of the south of the country

Thailand turns back boat with 300 migrants (dpa German Press Agency)

Bangkok (dpa) – The Thai navy pushed a boat carrying at least 300 migrants out to sea after giving them some supplies, a news report said Friday. The migrants, thought to be ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar, were spotted off the

Ex-Malaysia Cup hero Edwards starts fresh chapter (The Straits Times)

FORMER Australia striker Alistair Edwards has scaled the heights of Asian and international football, winning a major Cup final, representing his country at senior level in Argentina and coaching in the A-League. Now he is the technical director at a