• Myanmar conflict: Fake photos inflame tension0

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    • September 3, 2017

    By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent  Image copyright Bettmann/Getty Image caption This photo is from Bangladesh in 1971 but is being shared on social media to describe Rohingya people in Myanmar as terrorists A recent surge in violence in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state has been accompanied by a slew of misleading

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  • Death in Bangladesh doesn’t draw a crowd like Melania0

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    • September 3, 2017

    Peter Preston Issues of diversity and representation in news are not simply a matter of who is doing the reporting, but also of what the audience chooses to read Donald and Melania – in a much-remarked-upon outfit – depart for Houston. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSunday 3 September 2017 02.00 EDT One foreign reporting job from long

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  • The Gulf crisis: Fighting it out down and dirty0

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    • September 3, 2017

    Source: Middle East Eye By James M. Dorsey In the three-month old Gulf crisis, nothing is too expensive or too down and dirty when it comes to buying influence, garnering soft power, and trying to win hearts and minds. It is a battle fought primarily by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, the Gulf’s two

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  • 70 years of Kashmir under brutal Indian occupation! (A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-308)0

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    • September 3, 2017

    By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal —————- When India celebrated its 70th anniversary of independence, unfortunately, it also indirectly celebrated the occupation of Jammu Kashmir and genocides of Muslims in Jammu Kashmir. One of the achievements of the recent history of India in the negative sense is the genocides of Kashmiris- India murdered over 100,000 Muslims

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  • NINTH BRICS SUMMIT TAKE PLACE IN VACUUM1

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    • September 3, 2017

    The ninth summit meeting of BRICS group of nations in Xiamen in China on September 3 to  5 has been hailed by China as a “golden decade” of cooperation among member states. Apart from the countries namely Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa, leaders from Egypt Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan, Thailand and over one thousand

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  • Photo Essay: Eid al-Adha in Delhi and Mumbai – A Celebration of Togetherness0

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    • September 3, 2017

    By Shome Basu on 02/09/2017 Eid al-Adha or Bakri Eid has been celebrated across the world with grandeur throughout history and this continues even today. Eid at the ceremonial grand mosque Jama Masjid in Delhi. Built by Shah Jahan this Mughal mosque is the biggest in India. From Shah Jahan to Aurangzeb and lesser mughals

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  • Burma: Satellite Images Show Massive Fire Destruction0

    700 Buildings Destroyed in Single Muslim Village in Rakhine State New satellite imagery obtained by Human Rights Watch shows the complete destruction of the village of Chein Khar Li Satellite imagery © DigitalGlobe 2017 (New York) – New satellite imagery shows several hundred buildings burned in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said today. Imagery

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  • Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar amid tales of ethnic cleansing0

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    • September 2, 2017

    Thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar amid tales of ethnic cleansing Huge influx of refugees expected to arrive in Bangladesh in coming days, with accusations of genocide in Rakhine state Rohingya refugees carry an elderly man as they cross the border into Bangladesh. Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP  Jacob Judah on the Myanmar border Saturday 2 September 2017

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  • MYANMAR: International intervention required to stop ethnic cleansing against Rohingya people0

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    • September 2, 2017

    36th Session – September 2017, ALRC AT THE UN, Burma / Myanmar, Commission on Human Rights, Written Submissions August 28, 2017August 28, 2017 Admin A Joint Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Odhikar The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and ODHIKAR – Coalition for Human Rights wishes

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  • BANGLADESH: Unbridled state power and a collapsed justice framework behind enforced disappearances0

    36th Session – September 2017, ALRC AT THE UN, Bangladesh, Commission on Human Rights, Written Submissions August 28, 2017August 28, 2017 Admin A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to update the United Nations Human Rights Council about the situation

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  • Indian politics: Implications of AAP win in Delhi by-poll0

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    • September 2, 2017

    Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal As it was facing the problem of extinction following the rout in the local polls in Delhi state which it rules, Delhi’s ruling party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won a by-election for the Bawana seat by a significant 24,000 votes, leaving behind the real threat BJP and the Congress, which

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  • Devastating Himalayan floods are made worse by an international blame game0

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    • September 2, 2017

    Jagannath Adhikari, Curtin University Devastating floods in Nepal have sparked regional tension, with Nepali politicians and media outlets claiming that Indian infrastructure along their shared border has left Nepal vulnerable. In a visit last week to India, Nepal’s prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba released a joint statement with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi pledging to

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  • International Community: Permanent solution for Myanmar’s persecuted Rohyngas

    International Community: Permanent solution for Myanmar’s persecuted Rohyngas0

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    • September 1, 2017

    Why this is important Mynamar’s Rohyngas are the most persecuted people on earth and the latest carnage suggest that this is becoming an anachronism and that Myanmar government can no more be trusted to resolve the issue and thus immediate international intervention needed. Click here to sign the petition …

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  • Explaining the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj0

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    • September 1, 2017

    Muslims start the hajj by circling the Kaaba, the black, cube-shaped house of God. UmmSqueaky, CC BY-NC Ken Chitwood, University of Florida Around 1.7 million Muslims have gathered this year in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage – the hajj. The five-day pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all

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