Daily Archives: May 21, 2015

What caused the South Asian migrant boat crisis? (Toronto Star)

May 21, 2015 By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours   Malaysia has ordered its navy to search the waters off its coast for stranded migrants, after thousands of Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Burma have spent weeks at sea. Between

Billion-Dollar Painting Sales Are More About Finance Than Art (Newsweek)

Animal spirits hit the art world last week when Christie’s and Sotheby’s raised nearly $2bn from sales, including new records for Picasso and Giacometti. One marvelled at the brilliant interplay of light and dark, the subtlety of structure, and the

Research Reactor Projects Done Right: IAEA Workshop Reinforces Best Practices

Twenty seven delegates from 22 Member States gained practical information and knowledge on IAEA-developed methodology for evaluating the status of their respective national nuclear infrastructure at a workshop organized by the IAEA in Vienna from 4 to 8 May 2015.

IAEA Assists Member States with Knowledge Management in Nuclear Safety

The control room of the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant, Phase 1, China. (Photo: P.Pavlicek/IAEA) In most countries the nuclear safety infrastructure is diverse and complex, because nuclear technologies are used in various sectors — such  as health, food production and

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes’ Meeting with ASEAN Officials

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 15, 2015 Today, Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes welcomed to the White House senior officials from all ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Rohingya Boat Refugee Crisis

A dangerous game of human pingpong is underway in the Adaman Sea between Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim minority primarily from Myanmar, are adrift at sea. Until yesterday, no country was taking them in, and

Press release – Human rights: Zimbabwe; Thailand; Swaziland

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling for Zimbabwean human rights activist Itai Dzarana to be found immediately; the release of all political prisoners in Swaziland; protection for Rohingya asylum seekers and action against human trafficking in Thailand. The case


With no peace process to speak of, the fighting in South Sudan has escalated in recent weeks. “Four civilians, including a woman and a child, were killed on Tuesday when two mortar bombs exploded inside a U.N. compound in the

Somerset Al Fateh Wins Best Serviced Apartment Provider Bahrain (PR Newswire)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has been named ‘Best Serviced Apartment Provider Bahrain 2015’, one of the award categories from the prestigious 2015 Business Destinations Travel

Malaysian PM orders rescue of migrant boats

NNA – Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday he had ordered the Malaysian navy and coastguard to conduct search and rescue operations for boats carrying stricken migrants including ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar. “I have further ordered (the) Royal Malaysian Navy