General

Rosmarie Trapp, Whose Family Inspired ‘Sound of Music,’ Dies

Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died.She died Friday at the age of 93 at a nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge announced. Her brother J...

North Korea Hails ‘Good Results’ On COVID as Fever Cases Pass 2 Million

North Korea said Friday it was achieving "good results" in its fight against its first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak, as the number of people with fever symptoms rose past 2 million.A wave of COVID infections, which North Korea first confirmed last week,...

Myanmar junta tribunal sentences 7 youths to death in Yangon

Myanmar’s junta condemned seven youths to death this week in the Yangon region, with a secret military tribunal finding them guilty of murder, a state-run Myanmar’s junta condemned seven youths to death this week in the Yangon newspaper said.The seven,...

Health & Safety

Viruses Are Always Changing, Here’s Why That Could Hamper Development of an Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

The Trump administration is pushing to have hundreds of millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine available by the end...

Leaders Aim to Drum up Billions for Virus Vaccine Research

An alliance of world leaders is holding a virtual summit Monday hoping to drum up billions of dollars to fund...

Production

Uyghur internment camp survivors rally outside UN office in Geneva

Uyghur survivors of China’s internment camps began a weeklong rally outside the United Nations compound in Geneva on Monday, seeking...

Iranian currency rates for April 25

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 25. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced the official rate of foreign currencies on April 25,...

Iranian currency rates for April 20

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 20. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced the official rate of foreign currencies on April 20,...

Iranian currency rates for April 18

BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 18. The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced the official rate of foreign currencies on April 18,...

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Businesses Consider Leaving China Amid Lockdowns

Chris Mei has been stuck in his Shanghai flat for a month save for PCR testing and occasional volunteer work delivering food to neighbors. That will change in a couple of days when he boards his flight for a long-scheduled trip home to Portland, Oregon...

Judicial

Conflict between Myanmar’s proxy forces may outlast a political resolution

Pro-military Pyu Saw Htee militiamen and anti-junta People’s Defense Force (PDF) paramilitaries are engaged in what will likely become a...

An uneasy truce is under threat in Myanmar’s Rakhine state

Tensions between Myanmar’s military and the Arakan Army (AA) insurgent group are rising in the restive western state of Rakhine,...

Technology
Technology: a problem or a solution in Myanmar’s revolution?

Technology: a problem or a solution in Myanmar’s revolution?

Published by Global Voices Image by Htet Wai. Used with permission Myanmar was long considered a pariah state while under...

For Myanmar’s youth, college becomes another casualty of country’s turmoil

Security concerns led to a dramatic decline in the number of students who registered for the first university entrance exams...