• Bangladesh: End Crackdown on Opposition Supporters0

    Hundreds Detained Ahead of Court Verdict on BNP Leader     Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia waves to activists as she arrives for a rally in Dhaka in this file picture taken January 20, 2014. A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant on March 30, 2016 for former prime minister and opposition

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  • Maldives in crisis: Time for India to act0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Sumon K Chakrabarti  8/2/2018 Maldives today is a version of the reality series The Apprentice, where President Abdullah Yameen is already taking a leaf out of Donald Trump’s reality show playbook: “This is a dictatorship and I’m the dictator. There’s no voting and there’s no jury.” The irony though, has just begun, unflinching in it’s

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  • Worrying rise in suicides in Bangladesh0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Minhazur Rahman Rezvi    8/2/2018 Suicide rates in Bangladesh appear to be increasing alarmingly.  According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report 2015, Bangladesh was ranked 10th globally in its high rates of suicide. According to the WHO report 2016, eight incidents of suicides occur among every 100,000 people in the country. Statistics show

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  • Confusion over Dispute Resolution at China’s New Belt and Road Courts0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Posted on February 2, 2018 by China Briefing By Dezan Shira & Associates China has announced that it will establish Belt and Road Courts to handle disputes arising from projects carried out under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), to which many countries have signed up. The courts, which are to be based in Beijing, Xi’an, and Shenzhen, have

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  • BJP’s Vinay Katiyar Continues His Hate-Mongering, Says Muslims Should Leave India0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By The Wire Staff on 07/02/2018 The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag. Katiyar had also made some unsavoury comments about the violence that broke out in Kasganj on Republic Day where he blamed “pro-Pakistani” elements. Credit: File

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  • Bangladesh faces spring of discontent ahead of election0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Corruption case against former prime minister Khaleda Zia could spark violence in the Muslim-majority nation Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia speaks at a press conference in Dhaka on Feb. 7. She proclaimed her innocence of corruption ahead of a court verdict that authorities fear could spark violence. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh February 8,

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  • Rohingya flee Myanmar despite repatriation deal0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Exodus to Bangladesh continues because Muslims feel unsafe and struggle for survival in northern Rakhine A Rohingya refugee girl rests at Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district on Jan. 26. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) John Zaw, Mandalay Myanmar February 8, 2018 Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State for

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  • Rakhine state: Hatred and despair in Myanmar’s restive region0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent 8 February 2018 Climbing a small, scrubby hill behind the little riverside town of Mrauk U, a dreamy landscape reveals itself, of centuries-old stupas wreathed in mist, dotted with farming communities. Anywhere else this spectacular monument would surely be overrun by tourists. But in Mrauk U just a

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  • Boosting ties with ‘good neighbours’ in Asean top priority, Chinese defence minister says0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Chang Wanquan tells counterparts that China sees Southeast Asian nations as ‘good friends’ that can ‘prosper and endure shared threats together’ PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 February, 2018 Kristin Huang https://twitter.com/kristinaberdeen kristin.huang@scmp.com Chang Wanquan, who is also a State Councillor, made the remarks on Tuesday at an informal meeting with defence ministers from the Association of

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  • Chinese man shot dead in Karachi attack0

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    • February 6, 2018

    Imtiaz Ali    February 06, 2018 KARACHI: A Chinese national gives Rangers personnel details of the attack on Monday.—Online KARACHI: A Chinese national, working for a local shipping firm in a senior position, was gunned down in what police described as a targeted attack carried out by an unidentified lone assailant on Monday. Another Chinese man with

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  • The tipping point for Indian Muslims is not too far away0

    Political leaders are using religion-based population projections to spread Hindutva propaganda.   5-02-2017 Ashok Swain In his inauguration speech, US President Donald Trump pledged to bring an end to “radical Islamic terrorism” from the “face of the earth”. He even went on to sign an executive order on January 27,  imposing temporary travel ban on

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  • Is the U.S. Backing a Serious Reformer or Reckless Driver in Riyadh?0

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    • February 5, 2018

      Christopher J. Bolan,  February 5, 2018 Dr. Christopher J. Bolan is Professor of Middle East Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Read More   President Donald Trump walks with the Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and

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  • Government denies UN Security Council visit, citing Rakhine ‘tension’0

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    • February 5, 2018

    Myanmar Times  05 Feb 2018 This combination of May 26, 2017, left, and December 20, 2017, satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe show the village of Gu Dar Pyin. Photo – AP The Myanmar government informed the UN Security Council that February is “not the right time” for a leading UN body to visit conflict-torn Rakhine State,

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  • Myanmar’s Hindu refugees anxiously await repatriation0

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    • February 5, 2018

    ucanews.com   5.2.2018 Rakhine massacre has created mistrust of Muslims but Rohingya leader says any fear is ‘unfounded and unacceptable’ Nilu Bala, 10, a Hindu refugee, at Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh in September 2017. Masked men killed Nilu’s parents in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and she fled to Bangladesh with her relatives. (Photo by Stephan Uttom/ucanews.com) Rock Ronald Rozario,

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