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Will high-profile assassination destabilize Burma’s government?

Southeast Asia | Leaders warn the murder of a prominent lawyer was designed to strike at the country’s fledgling democracy
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 2/01/17, 11:37 am

Officials in Myanmar are investigating the assassination of high-profile lawyer Ko Ni, longtime adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi and advocate for Muslim religious rights. The politician had just landed at the airport in Yangon, the country’s most populous city, when a gunman broke through the crowd and shot him at close range. 

Local police detained one suspect in connection with the murder, but the motive remains shrouded in speculation: Was it a private business dispute, political resentment, or anti-Islamic sentiment? 

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Globe Trot: Trump order likely will not help persecuted Christians

International | Despite the president’s comments about making Christians a priority
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/30/17, 05:55 pm

UNITED STATES: President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration and refugee admissions, which took effect upon issuance Friday afternoon, won’t likely give help this year to persecuted Christians, despite his comments about prioritizing them. Here’s why.

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Globe Trot: British PM heads to Washington with a shopping list

International | Theresa May’s priorities don’t necessarily align with Trump’s
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/25/17, 02:14 pm

GREAT BRITAIN: Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday at the White House, and she has a shopping list. Remember those hundreds of thousands of British petitions to block Trump from entering the U.K.?

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