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PNS Zulfiquar, a Pakistan Navy frigate, seen here on a goodwill visit to Port Klang, Malaysia, in August 2009. Photo: Wikipedia

A Pakistani navy ship named “PNS Zulfiquar”, commanded by Captain Amir Mahmood, paid a goodwill visit to Myanmar on March 10.

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Myanmar military troops march along a deserted road in Chin Shwe Haw town of Kokang self-administered area, northern Shan State, Myanmar, February 16, 2015. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

China warned over escalating violence between Myanmar's military and rebel forces after a civilian home was hit by shelling from across the border, apparently for the first time in the current unrest.

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The former Chief Minister of the Mizoram State of India Pu Zoramthanga meets with Myanmar Peace Center officials in Yangon in January 2015. Photo: Myanmar Peace Center

As Myanmar gears up to host a visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May, New Delhi looks set to play an official role in talks between Nay Pyi Taw and the ethnic armed groups, reports the Indian Express on March 9.

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UNODC Executive Director Fedotov addressing Special Segment of CND at the 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna Austria on March. 9, 2015. Photo: ungass2016/Twitter
UNODC Executive Director Fedotov addressing Special Segment of CND at the 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna Austria on March. 9, 2015. Photo: ungass2016/Twitter

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs began meeting on March 9 in Vienna, where the policy-making body will tackle challenges ranging from protecting children from the sale of new psychoactive substances online to confronting financial flows linked to drug trafficking, as well as planning for a General Assembly special session on the World Drug Problem in 2016.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) has spoken out on International Women's Day about some of the challenges women face in India. Photo: Jagadeesh NV/EPA
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) has spoken out on International Women's Day about some of the challenges women face in India. Photo: Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Indian Premier Narendra Modi on March 8 deplored crimes against women in the country as he made assurances that his government was taking measures to protect them.

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A Myanmar policeman stands guard at the border guard force camp at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, Myanmar, June 7, 2014. Photo: Nyunt Win/EPA

The members of Border Guard of Bangladesh have detained 108 Rohingya migrants, who entered Bangladesh illegally through the Balukhali border of Ukhia with the help of traffickers, reports the Dhaka Tribune on March 6.