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  • World hunger has risen for three straight years, and climate change is a cause0

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    • October 22, 2018

    A man walks through a greenhouse in northeastern Uganda where sustainable agriculture techniques such as drought-resistant crops and tree planting are taught, Oct. 19, 2017. AP Photo/Adelle Kalakouti Jessica Eise, Purdue University and Kenneth Foster, Purdue University World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual food security report.

  • Bangladesh: Sajeeb Wazed Joy, anti-semitism and offensive posts0

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    • October 22, 2018

    Monday, October 22, 2018 Sajeeb Wazed Joy, anti-semitism and offensive posts Sajeeb Wazed Joy is the son of Bangladesh’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, one of her mother’s official advisers and, apparently, the governing party’s chief propagandist. Many of his articles and Facebook posts are full of falsehoods, lies and misrepresentations – see here aboutdisappearances, here

  • Drought in Afghanistan hits food supply0

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    • October 22, 2018

    Satellite imagery makes it clear that snow and rainfall have been exceedingly sparse in parts of the world, including Afghanistan, and this is leading to drought and displacement Kasha Patel, October 17, 2018 Food production is influenced by myriad conditions: Weather that is too dry, too wet, too hot, or too cool can severely affect

  • The Saudi regime does not represent Islam0

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    • October 22, 2018

    The Khashoggi affair is yet another reason for the world to abandon the assumption that the kingdom represents Islam. 20 Oct 2018 On October 19, Saudi Arabia admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, saying he died in brawl, but made no mention of where his body is. [Reuters] The recent

  • US army general wounded in Afghanistan attack0

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    • October 22, 2018

    AFP October 22, 2018  US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley suffers at least one gunshot wound in the Thursday’s attack.— Courtesy: Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence A US army general was among those injured in a Taliban attack on top US and Afghan security chiefs inside a highly secure compound last week in Kandahar province,

  • With election over, Bhutan can woo China with India’s blessing0

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    • October 22, 2018

    The Himalayan kingdom wants to reduce dependence on old ally India and establish diplomatic ties with China To do so, its new government faces a hard but not impossible task: solving the border dispute that led to a military stand-off in Doklam PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 October, 2018 S. D. Muni SCMP Today: HK Edition

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  • Astronomy: The outer frontier of MbS’ liberalization0

    By James M. Dorsey     30/4/2018 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s investment of $1 billion and option to pump a further $480 million into Richard Branson’s ventures in space, confirmed during the prince’s recent visit to the United States, was more than just another headline-grabbing move. By focusing on space sciences, long a field

  • Understanding Bharat-Pakistan Bilateral relations through Cinema0

    Abstract Films are just like textbooks, by reading dialogue, songs and different situation depicted in the film explored a lot during its definite period and left few impacts on viewer. In framing our perception films play very crucial role. In South-Asian territory Bharat and Pakistan are two permanent rivals neighboring nations from their emergence after

  • The significance of Nuclear Information Sharing in South Asia0

    by Asma Khalid  29/4/2018 The regional competitive environment of South Asia has fueled the diplomatic tension and security anxieties between India and Pakistan. Both countries share a history of hostile relations which have been strained by some historical and political issues. Due to prioritization of security concerns of regional states, South Asia is undergoing a

  • India and China: The Risks of a Reset0

      Asia’s Game of Thrones by Aparna Pande   27/4/2018 Modi’s visit to China this week could lead to an easing of their strained ties—but any reset will benefit Beijing far more than New Delhi. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Wuhan, China on April 27, many will be waiting with bated breath to see whether

  • Geopolitics magnify sustained political violence in Balochistan0

      By James M. Dorsey       27/4/2018 Twin attacks earlier this week on Pakistani security forces in the troubled province of Balochistan cast a light on a sustained and violent campaign against police and paramilitary units as well as Shiite and Christian minorities. The attacks by groups, some of which have had links to

  • Bangladeshi minister forged British Home Office letter!0

    Syed Ulfat Ahmed     27/4/2018 A junior minister in the autocratic government of Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh, Shahriar Alam Joy, state minister in the Foreign Affairs Ministry has come under criticism for forging a letter from the UK Home Office and posting it in his Facebook account. On seeing this letter, even any novice can

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • Unforgettable Zia, As I Knew Him

    By R Chowdhury 23 May 2019 Following my escape from Pakistan Army in 1971, I was posted to Z Force of Colonel Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of the Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey took me from Lahore to Khem Karan to Rajoke to Ferozepur to Delhi to Kolkata to Agartala and

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