More than 18,500 Rohingyas flee Myanmar in 5 days as unrest rages

More than 18,500 Rohingyas flee Myanmar in 5 days as unrest rages

The condition of ethnic Rohingya Muslims is worsening in Myanmar. Thousands from the persecuted minority community are attempting to escape to neighbouring Bangladesh even though many fail in their perilous journey. They are often dubbed a stateless minority and are branded illegal immigrants. Aug 31, 2017
North Korea conducts its sixth nuclear test

North Korea conducts its sixth nuclear test

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 was detected in a North Korean province. The artificial quake was caused by North Koreas sixth nuclear test. The hermit kingdom confirmed it successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe contemned North Korea for continuing its nuclear program. The country has conducted five nuclear detonations in the past, two of them in 2016. The current blast was up to 6 times stronger than the last nuclear test. Sep 3, 2017
BRICS 2017

BRICS development banks agree on local currency lending

The use of local currencies will help promote mutually beneficial economic cooperation, mitigate currency risks, increase trade, and facilitate companies in accessing the BRICS markets, said Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Sep 3, 2017