Relief aid after Myanmar cyclone tragedy

It appears that just as the revelation that Holocaust bank accounts had been retained for decades by Swiss banks without much effort to identify survivors or heirs was used to wrench modifications in the secrecy provisions that were the Swiss banking system’s greatest pride and asset, the disaster caused by the recent cyclone in Myanmar [&hel...

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UN USG Ibrahim Gambari meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

Yes! Ibrahim Gambari — Special Representative of UNSG BAN Ki-Moon, and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the UN — did succeed in meeting today in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) with Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi . She has been held under house arrest for some 18 years, but today she was whisked to a Government […]

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China and Russia veto Myanmar resolution

South Africa also voted against the draft, in the UN Security Council on Friday.  It could not have been a big surprise to the U.S., which sponsored the draft proposal, together with the U.K.  China said it voted against the measure, because the situation in Myanmar was not a threat to international peace and security, […]

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