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  • Coronavirus – Now is not the time to forget Afghanistan and its neighbours

    news This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva., 14 Apr 2020 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that leaving Afghans and their host communities behind will have a far-reaching and negative impact on global efforts to fight the virus. The coronavirus poses a ve...
  • Ending the Afghan exile

    news AlJazeera, 16 Dec 2019 (1 year ago )
    Some 2.7 million Afghans live as refugees abroad. Their future depends on solidarity and action today. This month marks 40 years since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Since December 1979, almost unending waves of conflict and violence have forced successive generations of Afghan men, women and ...
  • UNHCR urges intensified support for displaced Afghans and refugee hosting nations

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2019 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for intensified support for displaced Afghans and their hosting communities, ahead of the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, next week. As we enter the fifth decade of Afghan displacement, some 4.6 million Afghans remain uprooted globally – incl...
  • More support needed for refugee education in Iran

    news UNHCR, 06 Dec 2019 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education opportunities for nearly half a million Afghan children in the country, and recognizes that the country needs greater humanitarian support because of the economic challenges it faces today. Iran has been one of the world’s ...
  • 45 members of KKO (Breakaway) Return to Legal Fold in Hpa-an

    news The Global New Light of Myanmar, 23 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    45 members of the KKO (Breakaway) group returned to the legal fold bringing their arms and ammunition at a Tatmadaw column on 22 June morning. Led by Maung Myint, the 45-member troop of KKO (Breakaway) contacted the Tatmadaw column through Mizine Mountain Sayadaw Bhaddanta Sandarvara on 21 June w...
  • China’s Chilli Pepper Demand Rising

    news Myanmar Times, 20 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    Myanmar’s chilli pepper exports have sharply risen over the past two years as a result of high demand from China, said Department of Consumer Affairs’ deputy director general U Aung Maun on Monday. “We’ve expect the chilli export volume to be 30,000 to 40,000 tonnes by September 30, the end of t...
  • Digital Economy Association to License Online Shops

    news Myanmar Business Today, 19 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    The Ministry of Commerce and the Union Federation of Commerce and Industry will be forming a new organization. It will be called the Digital Economy Association, and its purpose will be to handle disputes over products sold online. Why is this necessary? Online shops are very popular among peopl...
  • Basic Education Completion Certificates to be issued this Academic Year

    news Eleven Myanmar, 18 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    Completion certificates will be issued to those who have reached basic education high school level, even if they did not pass matriculation exam, so that they can attend vocational training courses, said Basic Education Department Director General Ko Lay Win. The students of this academic year wi...
  • Interest in Retail, Wholesale Sector Continues Unabated

    news Myanmar Times, 18 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    Two years after the Myanmar Investment Commission's announcement, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has permitted nine wholly foreign retail and wholesale providers to operate in the country. These include investors from Japan, Thailand, US, Singapore, and the Netherlands. The nine non-Myanmar compa...
  • Over 600,000 Acres of Available Land in Mandalay

    news Myanmar Business Today, 17 Jun 2019 (2 years ago )
    There is 627,149 acres of unoccupied land in Mandalay, the land is available for local and foreign investments, Dr. Zaw Myint Maung, Chief Minister of Mandalay Region, said at Mandalay International Trade Fair & Business Forum 2019. “If you want to make investments in Mandalay, we will make it e...