Ho Chi Minh City, April 3 (IANS/EFE) Gangs in Vietnam are regularly kidnapping dogs and other pets to collect ransom or reselling them to operators of meat markets. "If they are common dogs or cats, they nearly always send them to restaurants, but if the animals are breeds, they try to resell them as pets or demand ransom from the owner. I've seen desperate people pay up to $1,000 to recover their dog," veterinarian Nguyen Van Nghia told
Yangon, June 14 (IANS) At least 29 people have been killed and 38 injured in riots in Myanmar's Rakhine state since June 8, the government said Thursday. Those killed comprise 13 Rakhinese and 16 Muslims and the injured are 16 Rakhinese and 22 Muslims, Xinhua quoted Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Htein Lin and Law Officer U Hla Thein as saying in a press conference
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) A contract has been inked on exploring gas at an onshore block in Myanmar, official media reported.
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) The Myanmar government declared a state of emergency in coastal Rakhine state Sunday night following unrest.
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar authorities Sunday imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in four places in the western Rakhine state, after a riot in a town led to the death of seven people and the burning down of around 500 houses, state media reported. The riot was imposed in Rakhine capital Sittway and Thandwe, Kyaukphyu and Ramree towns.
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Five bomb blasts took place in quick succession in Muse town on Myanmar's northeastern border Saturday midnight but there were no reports of any casualties, Xinhua reported Sunday. The loud explosions occurred on the central line of the Union Highway where there were some dumps.
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Australia will double its aid to Myanmar to about $98 million by 2015, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said. Australia will also remove all its economic sanctions against Myanmar except an arms embargo, Carr said Friday after concluding a three-day visit to the country.
Yangon, June 9 (IANS) Myanmar and Singapore will hold trade talks here next Thursday. A 118-member delegation from Singapore, representing 76 companies, will visit Myanmar June 10-15, the Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) said.
Yangon, June 9 (IANS) Myanmar has put off its annual special gem sale in August following the suspension of jade mining in Pha-Kant, an area in Kachin state, a media report said Saturday.
Yangon, June 8 (IANS) Myanmar will collaborate with the US and France in the education sector.
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