• Maldives: Nasheed again shoots at combined opposition’s feet?0

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    • September 11, 2017

    N Sathiya Moorthy, 5 September 2017 By repeatedly reiterating that his recent India visit for a seminar organised by a think-tank funded by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) was a ‘signal’ about New Delhi’s current thinking on affairs of his native Indian Ocean archipelago-nation, former president and opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) may have shot

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  • Jamaat-Ud-Dawa: Converting Kuffar At Home, Killing Them Abroad0

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    • September 11, 2017

    September 10, 2017 By Hudson Institue By C. Christine Fair* Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD, Society for Proselytization), better known as Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT), is the most capable and competent Islamist militant group operating in South Asia. It gained notoriety for holding the Indian mega-city of Mumbai hostage in November 2008, when it sent several assault teams (fidayeen) to

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  • Thirty Years of Jittery Indo-Lanka Relations0

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    • September 11, 2017

    Photo: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayewardene sign the historic Indo-Sri Lanka accord in Colombo on July 29, 1987. File photo. Courtesy of The Hindu. Thirty Years of Jittery Indo-Lanka Relations Viewpoint by Sugeeswara Senadhira* COLOMBO (IDN-INPS) – While there is much written about China’s jittery relations with many of its

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  • REFUGEES FROM MYANMAR POSE DILEMMA FOR WORLD CONSCIENCE0

    Around 270,000 Rohingya refugees are reported to have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar; in the wake of the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine province that has triggered an exodus of refugees. Some of the refugees have entered India also. More refugees are reported to be waiting to cross over. Justifiably, Bangladesh is highly concerned about this

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  • RSS ALLIANCE IN BURMESE MUSLIMS GENOCIDE1

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    • September 10, 2017

    (By Abdul Majid Zargar) A silent genocide of Myanmar (also known as Burma) Muslims is in progress. Such is the urgency shown by Burmese Govt. to annihilate its Rohingya Muslims that it has even used Gunship helicopters to fire lethal and heavy ammunition on fleeing Muslims. The international community is a mute spectator to the

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  • Gauri Lankesh’s Final Editorial: ‘In the Age of False News’0

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    • September 9, 2017

    By The Wire Staff on 09/09/2017 “I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.” Peaceful protests erupted after journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead on September 5 in Bengaluru Credit: PTI Journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5. She wrote fiercely against divisive

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  • From Afghanistan to World War III0

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    • September 9, 2017

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal At the outset, it is made clear that the USA has no plan to leave Afghanistan ever and it has no plan to end the war in Syria as well for strategic reasons. Aggressors and invaders under some vague pretexts do not have the real intent to quit the invaded, occupied

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  • Rohingya Crisis, George Soros, Oil & Lessons For India0

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    • September 9, 2017

    When George Soros comes to this or that country… he looks for religious, ethnic or social contradictions, chooses the model of action for one of these options or their combination and tries to ‘warm them up’. By Shelley Kasli – September 8, 2017 The ongoing crisis in Myanmar including tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities

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  • CHINA’S DRIVE TO DOMINATE ASIA NOT TO GO UNCHALLENGED0

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    • September 9, 2017

    By several of its recent acts and approaches in its relationship with other regions in the world, China has given a clear signal that it wants to dominate Asia and emerge as the super power in the world. This grand vision of China is focused on overtaking USA in economic and military might and squeezing

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  • Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for not harming its Hajj pilgrims! A new reconciliation effort?0

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    • September 9, 2017

     -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 09/09/2017 Artificial dichotomy  Saudi Arabia is a Sunni Islamic kingdom with a tradition of close ties with the USA, the UK and France. Iran is a Shia Islamic Republic founded in an anti-Western revolution with close ties to Russia and China. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran are seen to have aspirations

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  • The U.S.-Pakistan Relationship Is on Life Support0

    There is genuine anger and apprehension. Michael Kugelman   In the days since President Trump came down hard on Pakistan in his speech outlining America’s new Afghanistan strategy, the reaction in Islamabad—and elsewhere across the country—has been predictably angry and defiant. Pakistan’s National Security Committee, a group of top government and military officials, rejected Trump’s

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  • A champion of Pakistan’s minorities0

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    • September 6, 2017

    It was General Zia’s period in which madrassas proliferated and blasphemy laws and Sharia courts were instituted. And Pakistan, according to Farahnaz, lurched towards extremism by Akbar Ahmed On Easter Sunday last year a Taliban suicide bomber detonated ten kilograms of explosives and metal ball bearings in a park full of Pakistani Christian families in

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  • India needs to take a humane view of Rohingya issue0

    By Bawa Singh Given its rich mineral resources, historical and civilizational ties and strategic location, sharing maritime and land borders, Myanmar holds a pivotal position in India’s Act East Policy. However, Rohingya refugees (from Myanmar) have become a serious security concern not only for Myanmar, India and Bangladesh but for the entire region. Indian Prime

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  • India: Manufacturing Misguided Protests In Northeast0

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    • September 6, 2017

    September 5, 2017 By Nava Thakuria Can Assam, a northeast Indian province, be placed on a red-hot pan anytime by few motivated leaders even though for a wrong reason? If most of the Assamese speaking people often listen to a section of biased intellectuals, who make statements time to time with little or without any

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