• Indian External Affair’s Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement at the 73rd Session of the UNGA0

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    • November 11, 2018

    “In our case, terrorism is bred not in some faraway land, but across our border to the west. Our neighbour’s expertise is not restricted to spawning grounds for terrorism; it is also an expert in trying to mask malevolence with verbal duplicity,” Swaraj Sep 29, 2018 EAM’s statement at the 73rd Session of the UNGA

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  • China gets tough with Imran Khan, but will side with Pakistan0

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    • November 11, 2018

    China will continue to help Pakistan, but wanted to give a strong message to Khan’s government that Beijing should not be taken for granted, writes J.K.Verma for South Asia Monitor. By J.K.Verma Nov 9, 2018 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan returned empty handed from his four-day visit from China on November 5. The high profile

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  • Afghan-Taliban Talks: Diplomatic Victory for Russia, but Still No Sign of Convergence0

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    • November 11, 2018

      “The main topic of discussion was the question of the speedy launch of a direct inter-Afghan dialogue on peace in order to stabilise the situation in this country,” said the press communique from the Russian foreign ministry on Friday. The Russian host, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov was flanked by the delegation of Afghanistan’s High

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  • Bangladesh parliament elections: Odds pile up against timely election0

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    • November 11, 2018

    Photo credit: Prothom Alo English Shahid Islam 9 November 2018 Elections inject oxygen into democracy’s body politic. Timely and fairly held elections keep democracy alive and kicking. As Bangladesh leap frogs from one electoral setback to the other, the 2018 general election too seems to have been bottlenecked and, destined to hit a major bump.

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  • China And India: A New Phase? 0

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    • November 10, 2018

    November 5, 2018 Observer Research Foundation By Harsh V. Pant From Doklam to Wuhan, Sino-Indian relations have taken a great leap in the last year. And it seems more surprises are in the offing. As trade war escalates between the US and China, Beijing is reaching out to India in a major way by underscoring

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  • Fresh elections to Lankan parliament on January 5, 2019, new parliament will meet on January 170

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    • November 9, 2018

    By Editor on November 9, 2018 Colombo, Nov 9 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, late on Friday dissolved Parliament amid a severe political crisis which erupted in the island since Oct 26, a gazette notification said. The notification also said that elections to parliament will be held on January 5, 2019 and the newly elected House

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  • Second World War: 75 Years Later, Are Lessons From the Bari Incident Still Relevant?0

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    • November 9, 2018

    Source : Di ignoto – v, Pubblico dominio, Collegamento Kishore Kumar Khera Group Captain Kishore Kumar Khera, VM is a serving fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force.Click here for detailed profile. November 08, 2018 Surprise invariably leads to success in war. On December 2, 1943, the Germans launched an air raid against the Allied naval installation at the

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  • Will Bangladesh polls sans Begum Zia spell victory for PM Hasina?0

    NOV 06 2018 PINAK RANJAN CHAKRAVARTY *    6 November 2018 In a double whammy, Bangladesh’s High Court has dealt another grievous blow to Begum Khaleda Zia, former prime minister and leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the major opposition party. The court enhanced her sentence in a corruption case from 5 to 10

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  • Light fading fast for poor Bangladeshi children0

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    • November 9, 2018

    With an EU-funded education project about to end, fears are growing that marginalized students will drop out Hindu mother Sabitri Rani with her daughter Asha at Deshiapara Child Education Center in Pirganj in Thakurgaon district of Bangladesh on Oct. 15. The school, run by the Lighthouse project of Caritas Bangladesh with funding from the European Union, is due to close in December

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  • Christians in Indian state seek religious freedom0

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    • November 9, 2018

      Chhattisgarh Christian Forum presents charter of demands to political parties before election Arun Pannalal, president of the ecumenical Chhattisgarh Christian Forum, addresses a gathering on Oct. 21 in state capital Raipur. The forum has presented a set of demands to political parties seeking to end violence against Christians. (Photo provided) Saji Thomas, Bhopal India

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  • Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis explained0

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    • November 9, 2018

      By The Editors  30 October 2018 What you need to know about the political crisis in Colombo. Photo derived from: presidentgovlk/Flickr and president.gov.lk Sri Lanka faces an unprecedented constitutional and political crisis following President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to dismiss Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his stead on 26

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  • U.S. Peace Envoy Heading To Afghanistan, Pakistan, U.A.E., Qatar0

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    • November 8, 2018

    November 08, 2018  By RFE/RL U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad (file photo) U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will visit Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar this month to push for peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, the State Department says. A statement said Khalilzad will travel to the region from November 8 to 20 and meet

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  • ‘Your Passport, Please’: Celebrated Activist Discovers The Price Of Dissent In Today’s Pakistan0

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    • November 8, 2018

    November 08, 2018  By Frud Bezhan “I could face prison simply for speaking out about human rights,” says Gulalai Ismail. Pakistani human rights activist Gulalai Ismail had just landed in Islamabad airport when she was detained by federal agents. After nine hours, authorities released the renowned activist on bail but confiscated her passport to ensure she

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  • Elections a sham in Rakhine State0

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    • November 7, 2018

    By Melissa Crouch 1 November 2018 People go to the polls on Saturday in Myanmar, or at least some of them do. On 3 November 2018, the Union Election Commission will coordinate by-elections across 13 electorates. Most are to fill seats from vacancies due to deaths of senior members of parliament. There are two reasons these elections

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