• Maldives Supreme Court to hear case on Presidential election on Sunday0

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    • October 12, 2018

    October 12, 2018 Male, Oct 12 (newsin.asia) – The Maldives Supreme Court, on Sunday, will begin hearing the legal challenge filed by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives against last month’s presidential election, local media reported Friday. A notice on the Supreme Court website said that a hearing on the case had been scheduled at

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  • Pakistan’s Khan Says Will Seek Aid From ‘Friendly Countries’ As Well As IMF0

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    • October 11, 2018

    October 11, 2018 RFE/RL Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on his visit last month to Saudi Arabia. Pakistan will go to friendly countries as well as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for about $12 billion in financial help to avert a looming balance of payments crisis, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. His comments in a

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  • Security Forces Kill PhD Student-Turned-Militant Leader in Indian Kashmir0

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    • October 11, 2018

      By Peerzada Mohammad Amin on Oct 11, 2018  A former PhD student who became a militant leader in Indian Kashmir was shot dead with an aide during a gunfight with security forces on Thursday, while scores of anti-India protesters were injured in clashes that followed the killings, police said. Manan Bashir Wani, 27, who

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  • A New Era for the China-Russia-Us Triangle0

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    • October 11, 2018

    By Victor Davis Hanson| October 11th, 2018 Nearly a half-century ago, President Richard Nixon’s secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, established a successful U.S. strategy for dealing with America’s two most dangerous rivals. He sought closer ties to both the Soviet Union, with its more than 7,000 nuclear weapons, and Communist China, with the world’s largest population. Kissinger’s

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  • On China’s Western Front0

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    • October 11, 2018

    by Russell A. Berman Thursday, October 11, 2018 Problems in China’s restive northwest province of Xinjiang have long been simmering, but recent developments point to growing troubles, as news reports and statements by international organizations have significantly raised public attention.  Beijing is engaged in programmatic efforts to suppress the ethnic identity of the Uighur people, a

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  • Pakistan’s Civil-Military Relations0

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    • October 11, 2018

    Pakistan’s civilian government has little control over the country’s powerful army which stands out as a most trusted institution, with more than 80 percent public approval, compared to 36 percent approval for government. Weak institutions that fail to address Pakistan’s challenges have allowed the army to become more assertive, explains Riaz Hassan, research professor and

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  • China legalises use of ‘re-education camps’ for ‘religious extremists’ in Xinjiang0

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    • October 10, 2018

    Chinese officials had earlier denied existence of arbitrary detention centres and enforced political re-education PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 October Nectar Gan Mimi Lau China’s far-western Xinjiang region has revised its legislation to allow local governments to “educate and transform” people influenced by extremism at “vocational training centres” – a term used by the government to

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  • UN report warns of catastrophic consequences of climate change within 20 years0

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    • October 10, 2018

    By Bryan Dyne 10 October 2018 The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report Monday calling for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” in order to limit human-induced global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. “If the current warming rate continues,” the report states,

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  • China-India-US Triangle Shaping Up?0

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    • October 10, 2018

      By P. S. Suryanarayana     10 October 2018 Synopsis China, India and the United States may feel the need to rebalance their triangular engagement following the latest Russia-India missile deal and the recent Indo-American foreign-and-defence dialogue. Will these developments negate the Sino-Indian consensus reached at Wuhan in April 2018? Commentary CHINA’S STRATEGIC response to

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  • Sanctions Backlash Threatens to Upend US Dollar Dominance0

    Opinion – October 9, 2018 By Theodoros Papadopoulos If US sanctions under president Donald Trump achieve one thing, it will probably be accelerating the dollar’s decline as the dominant currency in the international system. After being slapped with sanctions for years, Russia is now moving to de-link its economy from the greenback in order to

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  • Bullying begum: Bangladesh’s slide towards authoritarianism is accelerating0

    With elections looming, the government finds new ways to quell critics The Economist Print edition – Oct 4th 2018| Dhaka IT IS hard to see how the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, could lose the next election, which is due to be held by January 28th. The main opposition parties are in disarray—the

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  • Indian ‘people’s charter’ launched0

      Greater focus sought on poverty reduction and basic services ahead of national and state elections Leaders from civil society groups have met in Bengaluru to prepare a draft of the ‘People’s Manifesto’ to be given to political parties. The manifesto seek basic rights of the poor. (Photo supplied) Bijay Kumar Minj, New New Delhi

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  • “Overcoming mistrust a must to reset Pakistan-Afghanistan ties”0

    AfghanistanEvents By PIPS Published On Oct 4, 2018 Despite best efforts to reset ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan, major breakthroughs are rare. At root lies mistrust, which thrives on misperception about each other. These should be overcome, should the two countries really want to move forward. These thoughts came in a seminar “Pakistan-Afghanistan Relations: Exploring

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  • Nobel award recognizes how economic forces can fight climate change0

    William Nordhaus argues markets can help curb climate change. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, University of Michigan Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s work to understanding the costs of climate change and advocating the use of a carbon tax to curb global warming. It’s no small

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