• Alternative Noble Prize Recognition for Pakistan’s Islamic Community Development Pioneer0

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    • September 17, 2021

    IDN-InDepthNews  Photo: Asian Nobel prize winner, Muhammad Amjad Saquib, the founder of Pakistan’s biggest community development network Akhuwat. Credit: Akhuwat. By Kalinga Seneviratne   17 September 2021 SYDNEY (IDN) — One of the five winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards—known as Asia’s Nobel Prizes—is Dr Muhammad Amjad Saquib the founder of Pakistan’s biggest community development

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  • Afghan women are sharing photos of colourful clothing in protest of the Taliban0

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    • September 17, 2021 It comes after photos emerged over the weekend of women covered head-to-toe in black waving Taliban flags at a university in Kabul. Dr Bahar Jalali is one of many Afghan women to have uploaded photos Source: Twitter/@RoxanaBahar1 Afghan women across the world are posting photos on social media of colourful traditional clothing in

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  • Trump Razed the Resettlement Infrastructure That Afghan Refugees Now Need0

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    • September 17, 2021

    Truthout Refugees from Afghanistan wait to board a bus after arriving and being processed at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on August 23, 2021.ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP via Getty Images By Sasha Abramsky, Truthout Published September 12, 2021 President Joe Biden’s chaotic exit from Afghanistan has fueled a significant slide in his approval ratings

  • 20 Years After 9/11, Republicans Are the Greatest Threat to the United States0

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    • September 16, 2021

    Truthout The early morning skyline is viewed on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan in New York, on September 11, 2021.ANGELA WEISS / AFP via Getty Images By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout Published September 11, 2021   Snapshot of the moment: On the 20th anniversary of September

  • Will Congress Ever Repeal Its Post-9/11 War Authorizations?0

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    • September 16, 2021

    The passage of two decades since the Sept. 11 terror attacks might be a “wake-up call” for lawmakers. BY JACQUELINE FELDSCHER SENIOR NATIONAL SECURITY CORRESPONDENT SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 The wars launched in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 20 years ago are both over, but the legal authorizations for them are still in effect.

  • An Indian bishop’s crusade against love jihad0

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    • September 16, 2021

    Many bishops are prone to act without proper thinking in tune with the human family Paul Thelakat, Kochi September 14, 2021 A civil rights activist holds a placard during a demonstration condemning the government’s moves to enact a law against “love jihad” in Bangalore, India, in December 2020. (Photo: AFP)   It was on Jan.


  • Taliban regime: challenges ahead0

    Since the fall of Kabul in mid-August, there is uncertainty about the future political set up on one hand and challenges of recognition on the other to the Taliban. Though the Taliban are constantly assuring the world about human and women rights, freedom of the press and a stable political setup yet the world is


    By: Shahid Islam    16 September 2021 Governments must not mislead the public. Bangladesh finance minister Mostofa Kamal’s statement that per capita foreign debt amounts to about taka 25,000 was a half truth. The minister should have added how much the per capita international debt is, and, rounded up the data to let the people

  • Opposing Hindutva: US conference raises troubling questions0

      by Jams M Dorsey    16 September 2021 Controversy over a recent ‘Dismantling Global Hindutava’ conference that targeted a politically charged expression of Hindu nationalism raises questions that go far beyond the anti-Muslim discriminatory policies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and ruling party. The conference and responses to it highlight a debilitating deterioration in


    By Sher Bano      16 September 2021 5th generation warfare or hybrid warfare could be defined as a new advancement in the modern warfare where cultural war gains or information are considered more important than use of hard power in battle field during 3rd or 4th generation warfare. But India is using 5th generation warfare against

  •  Bangladesh: Zia Continues to Dominate Awami Politics 0

    by Ahmad Shihab     14 September 2021   “To resurrect Mujib,” RAW implied to Hasina, “you have to destroy Zia.”   Sheikh Hasina was on self-exile in India from 1975 and was under extensive brainwashing treatment under the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence. She returned to Bangladesh in 1981. Within two weeks,

  • Quagmire of American Imperialism in Afghanistan and Beyond0

      by Bhabani Shankar Nayak   14 September 2021 Many commentators from different ideological orientations provide a false equivalence of American withdrawal from Afghanistan with the fall of Saigon. It is false because American imperialism was thoroughly defeated by the revolutionary programmes and fighting spirit of Viet Cong. It led to rise of united, egalitarian, democratic,

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  • Karan Thapar | Horrors of 1947 Partition: A selective remembrance?

    Deccan Chronicle Aug 20, 2021   Narendra Modi’s crudely named Partition Horrors remembrance Day is a very different thing  Put simply, the Partition of 1947 was the tearing apart of our undivided subcontinent. (AP Photo) A “remembrance day” should be an occasion when people unite in recalling an event that should never be forgotten. That

  • Perennial Onslaught on Freedom of Cyberspace in Kashmir and Two years of the Abrogation of Article 370

    by Rohini Dahiya & Towseef Ahmad Dar Living under siege and through one of the longest internet shutdowns in any democracy, people from the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir continue to deal with its aftermath. The 5th August 2021 marked the second anniversary of the abrogation of the State’s constitutional status as under Article

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