• Myanmar Is Not a Simple Morality Tale0

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    • November 27, 2017

    Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, like the people in this makeshift camp in September, are displaced in Bangladesh. Credit Tomas Munita for The New York Times Myanmar Is Not aSimple Morality Tale The West made a saint of Daw Aung San SuuKyi. The Rohingya crisis revealed a politician. Roger Cohen NOV. 25, 2017 NAYPYIDAW,

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  • Bangladesh PM claims ‘forced disappearances take place in UK and US’0

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    • November 26, 2017

    Sheikh Hasina appears to conflate media reports on missing persons data with forced disappearances  Sheikh Hasina: ‘As per statistics of 2009, 275,000 British citizens disappeared. Of them, the whereabouts of 20,000 is not known. If you consider America, the situation is even worse.’ Photograph: AM Ahad/AP Michael Safi Saturday 25 November 2017 00.00 ESTLast modified on Saturday

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  • Rohingya must be consulted before repatriation0

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    • November 26, 2017

    by Adam Bemma 25 Nov 2017 Rohingya refugees are living in squalor in camps in Bangladesh [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera] MORE ON ROHINGYA Rohingya refugees: ‘I do not hope to return’yesterday Is it safe for Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine?yesterday Malaysia: A Rohingya safe haven?3 days ago Myanmar, Bangladesh sign Rohingya return deal3 days ago Kuala

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  • Bangladesh says agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya’s return0

    Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take help from the U.N. refugee agency to safely repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh said on Saturday. Rohingya refugees wait at a relief centre after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in the Teknaf area, Bangladesh, November

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  • Five reasons India, China and other nations plan to travel to the Moon0

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    • November 25, 2017

    A view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft, showing the Earth rising above the moon’s horizon (July 1969). NASA Marc Norman, Australian National University and Penelope King, Australian National University No human has been to the Moon since 1972 and only 12 people have ever done it – all of them American men. But that list

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  • Who are the Sufis and why does IS see them as threatening?0

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    • November 25, 2017

    Injured people are evacuated from the scene of a militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai, Egypt on Nov. 24, 2017. Associated Press Peter Gottschalk, Wesleyan University Over 200 people were killed and many more injured in an attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region on Friday. The assault began with

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  • Indian Income Tax raids in Tamil Nadu: Huge tax evasion by relatives of Sasikala, Dinakaran of income of ₹1,430 crores!0

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    • November 24, 2017

    by Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal November 24, 2017 A critical point has been repeated in these columns about rampant corruption being promoted by the federal and state governments as a key policy to loot the national resources at various levels by different sections of thick-skinned people, both male and female. Also, it has repeatedly been

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  • The declining growth rate in agriculture sector of Bangladesh0

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    • November 24, 2017

    [Abstract: This paper mainly shows the decline in agricultural growth rate of Bangladesh for the last couple of years. In comparison to other two broad sector including industry and service, agriculture sector’s performance is not satisfactory at all. Here, the researcher tried to find out core problems lies behind the failure. The researcher also tried

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  • SHOULD THE DALAI LAMA GIVE UP THE DEMAND FOR INDEPENDENT TIBET?0

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    • November 24, 2017

    Many Tibetans across the world, longing for an independent Tibet and they’re returning to Tibet with dignity, would have been shocked to hear the remarks of the Dalai Lama once again that Tibet does not seek independence from China but only wants greater development. The Dalai Lama made similar remarks earlier, but many thought that

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  • Bangladesh Academic Mubashar Hasan “Held by Military Intelligence Agency”0

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    • November 24, 2017

    BY DAVID BERGMAN AND TASNEEM KHALIL ON 22/11/2017 The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence allegedly picked up Hasan soon after he attended a meeting at the UN headquarters in Dhaka on November 7. The reason for his detention remains unclear. Academic Mubashar Hasan. Credit: Twitter Bangladesh’s military intelligence agency, the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI), is secretly detaining academic

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  • Myanmar and Bangladesh strike a shameful deal on Rohingya refugees0

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    • November 24, 2017

    Rosa Freedman, University of Reading Many Rohingya people who have fled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar are now living as refugees in Bangladesh. And now, the two countries have reportedly struck a deal to return them home. Returning Rohingya people to the hands of their persecutors not only violates international law, but raises fundamental questions

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  • General Michael Hayden’s take on the Trump Afghanistan strategy.0

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    • November 24, 2017

      General Michael Hayden Former Director, CIA and NSA Earlier this week, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, laid out a two-year plan to take back substantial territory in Afghanistan and drive the Taliban toward the negotiating table. In a Monday video conference from Kabul, Nicholson said that the strategy outlined by U.S.

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  • Best Of: The Devil’s Puzzle: Defining International and Domestic Terrorism0

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    • November 24, 2017

    November 24, 2017 | Bennett Seftel and Fritz Lodge Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty The car ramming attack that occurred in New York City on Oct. 31 killed eight people and reignited debate over what constitutes domestic and international terrorism. Terrorism has remained at the forefront of American national security concerns ever since the September 11 attacks.

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Saudi torture victims include former king’s son0

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    • November 24, 2017

    Sources confirm Prince Miteb, son of late King Abdullah, is among six princes who needed hospital treatment following arrest in Saudi purge Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, pictured in Paris in 2014 (Reuters) David Hearst Friday 17 November 2017 Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah who was once considered a future

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