• ‘Rajapaksa Said Modi Insisted on Adani for Power Project’, Says Sri Lanka Electricity Chief0

    Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has denied authorising the award of the project “to any specific person or entity.” Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Gautam Adani, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photos: PTI) The Wire Staff 12 June 2022 New Delhi: The head of Sri Lanka’s electricity authority has testified before a parliamentary panel that he

  • Bangladesh: US congress member calls for standing by the people of Bangladesh0

    Human rights protection Diplomatic Correspondent   Prothom Alo Dhaka   10 Jun 2022 Member of US house of representatives Jamie RaskinAFP Member of US house of representatives, Jamie Raskin, has urged his colleagues to join him in standing with the people of Bangladesh, especially those bravest and most vulnerable. He also urged the Bangladesh government to take

  • Jailed Kashmir rights activist Khurram Parvez in Time’s 100 list0

    In its list of this year’s 100 most influential people, the US-based magazine calls Parvez a ‘modern-day David’ who ‘had to be silenced’. Khurram Parvez, left, speaks with human rights lawyer Parvez Imroz inside the office of the Jammu-Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir [File: Dar Yasin/AP] Published On 24 May 202224

  • Pakistan: A hybrid coup0

    Peshawar. PTI Media Cell 13 April 2022     by Brig Samson Simon Sharaf, (R)    17 April 2022   There is an irony. In our part of the world, in 711 AD, tears of a woman moved an army into Sindh. 13 centuries later, neutrality moved women to tears! With everything going hybrid in current times, it

  • Gen. Qamar Bajwa: In Duty to Country?0

    by Mian Hameed            14 April 2022 An outstanding maneuver by the Biden Administration. America celebrates their proud team, which master minded a regime change in Pakistan in as little as a month. Bajwa’s characterization in the White House, I do not think is that of the celebrated words, “But he

  • Cooperating with autocrats: When is too much, too much?0

      by James M Dorsey        7 April 2022 Two recent publications have fuelled debate about democratic cooperation with autocratic governments in general, and Saudi Arabia in particular, in the wake of the Ukraine war. It is a debate that challenges US President Joe Biden’s framing of the conflict as a struggle between

  • US genocide declaration seen as a ‘way forward’ to justice for Rohingya0

    A(nother) scar on Myanmar By Anonymous on Mar 22, 2022 12:19 pm Five years after Myanmar’s military killed thousands of Rohingya and expelled 740,000 of the Muslim minority to neighboring Bangladesh, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken declared that the 2016-17 ethnic-cleansing campaign met the definition of genocide. The top American diplomat cited a U.N.


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