• Rohingya issue divides coalition govt in India’s Kashmir0

    Calls to deport refugees pit Hindus and Muslims against one another Muslims in Kolkata protest against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo. (Provided by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah in Kashmir India February 28, 2018 The coalition government of conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, is facing a new threat to its unity

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  • India and Pakistan’s rivalry isn’t territorial or ideological – it’s psychological0

    Sibling rivalry. danielo via Shutterstock Jawad Kadir, Lancaster University Ever since their birth as two separate countries in 1947, India and Pakistan have been psychologically obsessed with their assorted mutual conflicts. They have fought four conventional wars, and regularly display their nuclear capability to outpace and undermine each other. From the outside, it resembles nothing

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  • Empire of delusion: the sun sets on British imperial credibility0

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    • February 28, 2018

    Today the Commonwealth exists as an organisation in search of a rationale. Reuters Michael Wesley, Australian National University This piece is republished with permission from Commonwealth Now, the 59th edition of Griffith Review. Articles are a little longer than most published on The Conversation, presenting an in-depth analysis on the relevance of the Commonwealth of

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  • Rohingya genocide; We’ll fight for you – 2 Nobel Peace laureates tell Rohingyas0

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    • February 27, 2018

    Nobel Peace laureates Tawakkol Karman of Yemen and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland cannot hold back tears as they comfort Rohingya refugees near the border in Ghundhum of Bandarban’s Naikkhangchhari upazila yesterday. Photo: Star Staff Correspondent The visiting Nobel Peace laureates have promised Rohingya women to be their voice and pursue justice on their behalf.

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  • Government failures characterize human rights situation in Asia0

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    • February 26, 2018

    Amnesty International report cites growing movements of human rights activists A resident of an urban poor community in Manila joins a protest rally to demand respect for human rights during the observance of International Human Rights Day in December. (Photo by Angie de Silva) Joe Torres, Manila  Asia February 23, 2018 The human rights situation

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  • Amnesty slams India for increased religion-based violence0

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    • February 26, 2018

    Rights group’s annual report highlights a rise in demonization of minorities by Hindus, media and state officials Amnesty International activists stage a protest in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad in November 2017 against the killings of Rohingya Muslims. (Photo by IANS) Umar Manzoor Shah, New Delhi  India February 23, 2018 India’s religious minority groups, particularly

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  • China demands Malaysia send back Uyghur asylum seekers0

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    • February 26, 2018

    Rights group warn it would contravene international law This picture taken on June 25, 2017 shows police patrolling in a market near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uyghur population have stifled life

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  • Buddhist body urged to discipline Myanmar’s unruly monks0

    State Sangha hears concerns about an increase in Buddhist nationalism and anti-Muslim rhetoric Ashin Ariya Wun Tha Bhiwun Sa, known as Myawaddy Sayadaw, is seen in Myawaddy Mingyi Monastery in Mandalay on Feb. 23. (ucanews.com photo) John Zaw, Mandalay  Myanmar February 26, 2018 Buddhist monks and laypeople in Myanmar are demanding action against unruly monks who

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  • Pakistan to go on FATF terror financing list in June0

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    • February 23, 2018

    The Express Tribune By Shahbaz Rana February 24, 2018 Senior officials claim FATF did not follow own procedure, try to downplay negative impact of listing. PHOTO COURTESY: FATF ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force on Friday decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with

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  • Why Justin Trudeau Is Being Snubbed in India0

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    • February 23, 2018

    The Trudeaus pose outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, IndiaAdnan Abidi / Reutersby KRISHNADEV CALAMUR FEB 22, 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn’t hidden his fondness for foreign leaders. He has embraced them, tweeted at them, and sent them birthday wishes—all in an effort to make India a global player in international affairs. So when Canadian Prime Minister

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  • Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer0

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    • February 23, 2018

    By AFP    20 February 2018  The Bangladeshi capital Dhaka: China and India are competing for influence in the country Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10

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  • Balancing India, China will not be easy for new Nepal PM0

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    • February 22, 2018

    By Pramod Jaiswal and Aruna Ghimire    20/2/2018 KP Sharma Oli has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time, riding on the support of the left alliance, which comprises two major communist parties; Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists Center (CPN-MC). Oli has taken

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  • India is paying the price for its obsession with billionaires0

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    • February 21, 2018

    By Barkha Dutt February 20 at 10:00 PM Email the author A billboard featuring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra promoted the store of luxury jeweler Nirav Modi earlier this month in Mumbai. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images) Indians are furious over a $1.8 billion bank fraud case involving Nirav Modi, a billionaire and the man whom Vanity Fair called (in an astonishingly poor sense of timing)

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  • Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions0

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    • February 21, 2018

    Chinese naval task force (file image) Reuters Staff SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency. A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate,

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