• Bolton and Pompeo Are Trying to Start Another Forever War0

    By Matt Korda, Truthout June 15, 2019 It is becoming increasingly evident that National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—President Trump’s top two foreign policy appointees—are manufacturing a crisis in order to catapult the United States into an explosive conflict with Iran. This shouldn’t be remotely surprising, given their track records

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  • Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence0

    By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams Published June 14, 2019 Reading ListLGBTQ RightsTransgender Women Challenge State Laws Blocking Name Changes Culture & Media“Chernobyl” Undermines True Socialism at a Time When We Need It Most Environment & Health“Freedom Gas” Will Be Used to Justify Oppression at Home and Abroad War & PeaceMike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker

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  • Aung San Suu Kyi and Viktor Orban agree ‘continuously growing Muslim populations’ is one of greatest challenges0

    Myanmar leader condemns illegal immigration in discussion with Hungary PM on rare trip to Europe Thursday 6 June 2019 www.independent.co.uk Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, and Hungary’s far-right nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orban, both see immigration and “continuously growing Muslim populations” as one of the greatest challenges facing their countries. As part of a

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  • US says Iranian government behind tanker attacks0

    Asia Times | US says Iranian government behind tanker attacks | Article Photo: AFP / Win McNamee Stocks rise in New York, helped by energy companies as tensions send oil price higher By Asia Times staff 14 2019 The United States has concluded that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for alleged attacks Thursday

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  • Free speech under fire in India0

    Free speech under fire in India Posting on social media post can send you to jail, especially if a powerful politician is offended By Aritry Das 14 June 2019 In India’s largest state, Uttar Pradesh, police arrested four journalists over a tweet and a story, underlining what news organizations and other critics see as an

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  • India may give Pak. its due for action against terror groups0

    Masood Azhar’s JeM has been training terrorists for attacks on India.   | Photo Credit: AP Special Correspondent New Delhi , June 10, 2019 22:05 IST Updated: June 10, 2019 22:06 IST more-in Official says 771 seminaries run by LeT and JeM seized A year after Pakistan was put on the “grey list” by the

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  • Superbugs take deadly toll in Bangladeshi hospitals0

    Rivers polluted with antibiotics are creating an impending health disaster, experts warn  Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka Bangladesh June 12, 2019 A recent article in a British newspaper shocked many people in Bangladesh when it reported that 80 percent of deaths in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the country’s largest hospital might

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  • Bangladeshi PM accuses Myanmar over Rohingya delay0

    Hasina also claims aid workers fear they will lose their jobs if repatriation goes ahead Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina said a delay in repatriation should be blamed on Myanmar and aid groups. Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka, BangladeshJune 11, 2019 Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed Myanmar and aid agencies for the

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  • Qatari foreign minister urges de-escalation in US-Iran dispute0

    Sheikh Mohammed urges both sides to engage, ‘come up with ideas that open the doors’ and find a compromise.9 Jun 2019 more on Qatar Donald Trump to host Qatar emir at White House amid Gulf tensions4 days ago Qatar Airways to seek compensation from Boeing for MAX aircraft4 days ago Iran: Rouhani welcomes developing relations

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  • US-China Trade War: Emerging Dilemmas0

    RSIS-WTO Parliamentarian Workshop US-China Trade War: Emerging Dilemmas By Su-Hyun Lee SYNOPSIS The US-China trade war has been rapidly escalating into an economic and political warfare between the two big powers. The fundamental transformation of US-China relations will reshape the global order and create economic and diplomatic dilemmas for many other countries. COMMENTARY THE TRUCE

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  • Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West0

    Bykathy gannon, associated press JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Jun 10, 2019 The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries, according to U.S. and Afghan

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  • Is Nepal a pawn in US’ China strategy?0

    Ding Gang, June 10, 2019 The Anglo-Nepalese War (1814-16), which Nepal lost, resulted in large-scale land cessions in the south of Nepal to the British. It was after occupying India that the UK gradually expanded its ambitions to Nepal, the mountainous kingdom in the Himalayas. The UK’s greater strategic goal was to pave a way

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  • India rising? Maybe not0

    Derek M. Scissors, June 8, 2019 There has been a spate of India headlines this month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins big in the recent elections, but gross domestic product growth falls to 5.8 percent and unemployment spikes. The first event may prove economically harmful, the second does not especially matter and the third is

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  • “The Greatest Urdu Stories Ever Told” Is a Belated Introduction to a Thrilling Canon0

    By Saira Khan June 7, 2019 Toward the end of the late Indian writer Ismat Chughtai’s short story “Mutti Maalish,” Ratti Bai, a hospital maid, describes to an upper-class patient two methods of abortion used by poor women in India. One entails standing on the woman’s belly and massaging it with your feet; the other,

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