• Baloch separatist leader Harbiyar Marri among 13 booked for Chinese consulate attack0

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    • November 24, 2018

    Imtiaz Ali  November 24, 2018 A BDS official checks a bag belonging to an attacker outside the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Friday. —AFP As the investigation into Friday’s attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi made headway on Saturday, police officials suspected Harbiyar Marri, the exiled leader of the banned Balochistan Liberation (BLA), of being the

  • New Maldives regime will tread cautiously in foreign affairs0

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    • November 24, 2018

    By Editor on November 24, 2018No Comment By P.K.Balachandran/DailyFT The newly-elected Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Government in the Maldives is likely to follow a balanced foreign policy rather than one which is slanted towards one foreign power or the other. Given the defeat of the manifestly pro-China Abdulla Yameen in the 23 September presidential election, foreign media reports blithely

  • Water crisis puts trade war into perspective for China0

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    • November 23, 2018

    Two major reports illustrate the problems facing the world’s second-largest economy By Asia Times staff November 23, 2018 Crescent Moon Lake in the Gobi Desert in Gansu province. Water is more scarce in northern China as rivers and glaciers dry up because of climate change and dams and pollution affect waterways. Photo: iStock China’s trade


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  • Sri Lanka’s Muslims bloodied by Buddhism

    By Ana Pararajasingham June 20, 2019 Sri Lanka has become more fragile, fractured and polarized following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks as the country’s Muslims are harassed and subjected to violence by mobs of Sinhala Buddhists who form the majority of the island’s population. Although those targeted by jihadist violence on Easter Sunday were the

  • Bangladesh And Revenge Politics: To What End?

    “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” ~Sir Walter Scott from The Heart Of Mid-Lothian Revenge politics has long been the bedrock of Sheikh Hasina’s personal and political motto and raison d’etre. The people of Bangladesh are well aware of this unwelcome fact, which has, very regrettably, become mundane in

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