• Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka0

    Andreas Johansson, Lund University    28/4/2018 New clashes between Buddhist extremists and Muslims occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, Kandy and Ampara, in early 2018. Triggered in part by hate-filled posts spread by nationalistic Sinhala Buddhist Facebook groups, these riots resulted in the death of one Muslim and the destruction of many buildings.

  • Crossing Divides: Hindus and Sikhs help build a mosque in India0

    By Arvind Chhabra BBC Punjabi, Chandigarh                27 April 2018 India’s religious groups have so often clashed, with recent years marred by violence. But a remarkable gesture has helped foster a rare harmony in one village. As mason Nazim “Raja” Khan toiled over the construction of a Shiva temple in

  • Religion takes center stage for Indian election0

    Hindu groups step up Ayodhya temple campaign in what critics claim is an electoral gimmick to gain votes for the BJP An Indian youth from the Veda Vidyalaya religious school takes part in a procession organised by a Hindu nationalist group to mark ‘Shaurya Diwas’, the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the 16th century

  • Khawaja Asif disqualified under Article 62(1)(f), IHC rules ‘with a heavy heart’0

    Khawaja Asif | Mohammad Imran  April 26, 2018 A three-member special bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday disqualified Khawaja Asif as a member of the parliament under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution for not disclosing his employment in a UAE company as an occupation as well as the monthly salary he was receiving.

  • Dalit anger challenges Indian government’s future 0

    As crimes and injustice increase against the former untouchable caste, the ruling BJP can no longer rely on their votes Members of the Indian Dalit community stage a protest in Allahabad on April 2 during a countrywide strike against a Supreme Court order that allegedly diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities)

  • EU ambassadors band together against Silk Road0

    EU ambassadors to Beijing warn that China’s Silk Road project flouts international transparency norms and is aimed at furthering Chinese interests. The paper reflects Beijing’s strategy to divide the bloc. By Dana Heide Till Hoppe Stephan Scheuer Klaus Stratmann Published on April 17, 2018  No compromises. Source: DPA Twenty-seven of the 28 national EU ambassadors


  • Why does India want more presence in Afghanistan?0

    The enemy of an enemy is your friend. In our field of study this can be termed as a strategic partner or an ally. That is the sort of relationship India is trying to build with Afghanistan. Our next door neighbor in the West is India’s dream ‘backdoor entrance’ into Pakistan. How ideal would it

  • China’s Belt And Road Initiative: Ambition And Opportunity 0

    April 30, 2018, Vincent Lofaso For centuries, the Silk Road’s web of trading routes connected major civilizations in East Asia with the Middle East and the European continent. It facilitated not only commerce but also the exchange of communication and thereby determined the development of the ancient world. In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed

  • Pak-US Relations and a Glimmer of Hope0

    President Trump began the year with a Twitter message accusing Pakistan of deceit and lies. Nevertheless, United States was one of the first allies Pakistan had since its inception but both the countries had somewhat fraught relations for more than 30 years. Starting from1980s, the US gave arms and funding to Pakistan which was then

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  • The Rohingyas – Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide, book review

    The scale and nature of the violence unleashed by the Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya have prompted a top United Nations official to describe the operation as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Human Rights Watch has concurred, and Amnesty International has called for an investigation into these criminal acts. The violence, underpinned by the

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