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VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 17, 2022

Afghanistan Envoys of Over 10 Countries Discuss Afghanistan at Moscow Format: Tolo News Representatives and officials from more than 10 countries exchanged views on the Afghan situation in the "Moscow Format" meeting on Afghanistan that began on...

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - November 16, 2022

Afghanistan Kabul: Unidentified Man Killed Pakistani Soldier at Spin Boldak Crossing: Tolo News The US State Department said that Washington’s “commitment to the people of Afghanistan is enduring,” in a recently released statement. “We will...

Myanmar Round Up - March 2022

27 March 2022 marked the 77th Armed Forces Day, and the military celebrated the day with the display of its might, with troops, tanks, missiles and aircraft. This day marks the Burmese army's resistance to Japanese occupation in 1945. However, the...

An Analysis of ASEAN’s Special Envoy Visit to Myanmar

As Cambodia takes over as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2022, the visit of Cambodia’s Foreign Minister, Prak Sokhonn as ASEAN’s Special Envoy to Myanmar marks an important development in the current crisis-ridden...

Myanmar Round Up - February 2022

01 February 2022 marks the first anniversary of the military coup. Last year on this day the Myanmar military took over the power in the country and arrested Aung San Suu Kyi and the elected leaders of the National League of Democracy. In the past...

Myanmar Round Up - December 2021

The ongoing conflict in the country between the military and opposition forces has resulted in a number of deaths and causalities and increasing human rights violations. The military forces are accused of killing around 1300 people and arresting...

Myanmar Round Up - November 2021

08 November 2021 marked the anniversary of the November 2020 elections, which resulted in the landmark victory of the National League for Democracy party. However, the military coup in February 2021 led to a set-back in this democratic transition...

Myanmar Round Up: October 2021

Despite the announcement of a unilateral five-month ceasefire from 01 October, Myanmar continues to witness intense fighting. This is because the ceasefire was not called with the loose coalition of ethnic armed organisations and civilian militias...

Myanmar Round Up: September 2021

September 2021 marks the seventh month of continued demonstrations and protests against the Myanmar military after the coup. The violence has spread to both urban and ru-ral areas. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has surged and this could result into a public...

Myanmar Round Up: August 2021

It has been six months since the declaration of the military coup, protests and demonstrations have continued. During the month, week, anti-coup demonstrations were reported in Kachin and Shan states, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Tanintharyi, and...

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