Burma Honor Guard. Photo by Peerapat Wimolrungkarat, Thai Government photographer
Burma Honor Guard. Photo by Peerapat Wimolrungkarat, Thai Government photographer


How The Burmese Military Perpetuates Its Own Myth – OpEd

By Francis Wade A heated debate broke out in Burma’s lower house Monday over efforts by the opposition to overhaul the constitution prior to the 2015 elections. As per previous debates, the military contingent – which takes up a quarter of seats and thereby wields effective veto over such matters – resisted the idea that […]

United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates


UAE’s New Terror List Sparks Outrage

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sparked anger and confusion by including several prominent Western Muslim charities and civil society groups in a new list of “terrorist organizations” together with Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State. Islamic Relief, a respected UK-based international aid agency; the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest […]

Albania
Albania


EU’s Albania Delegation Probed Over Justice Tender

By Besar Likmeta A document obtained by BIRN shows that OLAF is investigating complaints against a tender held in May by the EU Delegation in Tirana. “OLAF has reviewed the information received in accordance Regulation No 883/2013 and has opened an investigation,” the document reads. The investigation centres on the tender for the EURALIUS IV […]

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Morocco Flag


Morocco Debates IMF Guidance

By Siham Ali in Rabat Controversy has erupted in Morocco over the economic recommendations given by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Moroccan authorities. In parliament, MPs debating the draft 2015 Finance Law criticised the interference of international bodies in the Moroccan budget. Constitutional Union MP Chaoui Belassel took issue specifically with the IMF directives […]