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Former columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

YANGON (AFP): A former columnist for state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said on Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesperson Htay […]

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India steps closer to making triple talaq a punishable offense

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters): India’s cabinet has approved an executive order to make instant divorce among Muslims, a procedure called “triple talaq”, a punishable offence, a government minister said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to woo Muslim women voters. The Indian Supreme Court outlawed the practice last year, but Modi’s government wants to […]

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5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen

By The Frontier Post | September 19, 2018

LONDON (AFP): More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the country, charity Save the Children warned Wednesday. Disruption to supplies coming through the embattled Red Sea port of Hodeida could “cause starvation on an unprecedented scale,” the British […]

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