• Kofi Annan-led commission calls on Myanmar to end Rohingya restrictions0

    Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw, right, shakes hands with former UN Secretary General and Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, Kofi Annan. (AAP) Rights groups hailed the report as a milestone for the persecuted Rohingya community because the government of Aung San Suu Kyi has previously vowed to abide by its findings. The western

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  • Kill us here but don’t send us back: Rohingya Muslims appeals to government0

    This conversation of IANS journalist Mohammed Shafeeq with Rohingya Muslims reveals the agony of these refugees who are asked to leave India and go back to Myanmar 18 August Update IANS Hyderabad, Aug 18: This conversation of IANS journalist Mohammed Shafeeq with Rohingya Muslims reveals the agony of these refugees who are asked to leave India and go

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  • Godmen, Muslim men, cows and mobs0

    Posted at: Aug 27, 2017 Saba Naqvi Some BJP leaders believe in giving mobs a free run, although their view in the Supreme Court is that there is no absolute personal freedom Not all deras are dens of debauchery Photo: Nitin Mittal The ‘Mighty Party’ that rules the land under ‘Dear Leader’ has in the

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  • Myanmar violence: Thousands of Rohingyas enter Bangladesh, more stranded in no man’s land0

      A Myanmar border guard police officers stand guard in Myanmar’s Buthidaung in the northern Rakhine state on July 13. Photograph: (Reuters) WION Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh Aug 27, 2017 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nearly 4,000 to 5,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh between Saturday evening and Sunday morning and have sought shelter at various places including the

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  • NASR: Symbolizing Strong Nuclear Deterrence0

    Pakistan’s July 5th flight test of its NASR short-range ballistic missile, with an enhanced range of 60 to 70 kilometers and improved flight maneuverability, has renewed the debate about strategic stability and nuclear weapons in South Asia. The oldest scripts would be back, nevertheless, NASR is a high precision weapon system with the ability of quick

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  • PRIVACY AND FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN INDIA – ISSUE BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION1

    A panel of nine judges of the Supreme Court of India has now given a unanimous decision that right to privacy is a fundamental right and is primarily a natural right to every individual. The judges have said that it is indeed inseparable and in alienable from a human being. The judges have further stated

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  • Trump’s New Strategy For Afghanistan Is The Disaster You’d Expect It To Be0

    August 26, 2017 Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. On August 21, President Donald Trump announced that he plans to send more thousands of U.S. troops to Afghanistan to extend the American war that began in 2001. The speech Trump gave has no details, only a tweetable line: “We are not nation-building again. We are killing

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  • Pakistan’s security issues0

    By James M. Dorsey Remarks at ISAS Panel Discussion: Pakistan in challenging times, 25 August 2017 The facetious answer to the question, what security challenges Pakistan faces is where does one start. One place to start is with the structural issues that underlie the multiple dangers Pakistan confronts. What that does, is help Pakistan as

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  • Indian Muslims Are Not a Homogenous Community, so Who Is the Triple Talaq Verdict For?0

    By Qudsiya Contractor on 26/08/2017 We must address the diversity within the Muslim community and achieve representation, democratisation and accountability to truly fight for women’s equality. Muslim women protest against triple talaq in Mumbai. Credit: PTI The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH), one of India’s oldest and largest groups of Muslim clerics, in an official statement after the

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  • The idea that Nepal must maintain an equal relationship with India and China is foolish0

    The Himalayan nation and its southern neighbour have cultural, religious and people-to-people links that Beijing cannot replace. Prakash Singh/AFP Aug 25, 2017  Sunil Pant On August 23, Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba arrived in Delhi for a four-day-long official visit in the shadow of the Doklam standoff between India and China over a territorial

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  • In Tibetan Buddhist heartland, Communist Party takeover threatens religious academy’s soul0

    Deputy police chief named to take over as head of a new party committee to run formerly independent religious academy  PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 August, 2017 UPDATED : Saturday, 26 August, 2017 Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com It was founded in 1980 by the late charismatic lama Jigme Phuntsok and has attracted tens of thousands of monks

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  • China woos Bhutan with $10 billion in standoff with India0

    Beijing seen driving wedge in New Delhi-Thimphu alliance YUJI KURONUMA, Nikkei staff writer © AP NEW DELHI — Locked in a two-month border standoff with India and tiny Bhutan in the Himalayas, China is offering its little neighbor $10 billion in economic assistance to soften its stance. Sources say that since the offer, Bhutan has toned

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  • India must ensure Myanmar’s centrality to ‘Act East’ policy0

    By Amitava Mukherjee There is a strange dichotomy between what India preaches and what she does on bilateral relations with Myanmar. There is a general acceptance in the corridors of power in Delhi that Myanmar is extremely important for the successful implementation of India’s ‘Act East’ policy, but Naypidaw hardly receives the diplomatic attention which

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  • Why terror wars won’t ever end?0

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal The answer is simple. The world’s only super power USA and Israel – its secret global terror ally and West Asia’s self-claiming super power on the strength of its illegal nukes, promote terrorism as a part of imperialism and now focusing on energy rich Arab world. US led NATO terror war

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