• 11 Uyghurs Fly to Turkey after Malaysia Drops Immigration Charges0

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    • October 12, 2018

    By Hadi Azmi on Oct 11, 2018  The Malaysian government sent 11 Uyghur refugees from China’s Xinjiang province to Turkey after dropping immigration charges against them in defiance of a request by Beijing that they be returned there, their attorney said Thursday. The move came after a Kuala Lumpur Court granted a request by prosecutors

  • Bangladesh fails to reduce inequality0

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    • October 12, 2018

      World Index gives the populous nation a poor rating while critics blame focus on mega-projects A low-paid tannery worker dumps waste at a tannery yard at Savar, near Dhaka on July 10. Bangladesh was ranked 148 among 157 nations in the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index 2018 published Oct. 9. (Photo by Stephan

  • Maldives Supreme Court to hear case on Presidential election on Sunday0

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    • October 12, 2018

    October 12, 2018 Male, Oct 12 ( – The Maldives Supreme Court, on Sunday, will begin hearing the legal challenge filed by the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives against last month’s presidential election, local media reported Friday. A notice on the Supreme Court website said that a hearing on the case had been scheduled at

  • Pakistan’s Khan Says Will Seek Aid From ‘Friendly Countries’ As Well As IMF0

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    • October 11, 2018

    October 11, 2018 RFE/RL Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on his visit last month to Saudi Arabia. Pakistan will go to friendly countries as well as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for about $12 billion in financial help to avert a looming balance of payments crisis, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. His comments in a

  • Security Forces Kill PhD Student-Turned-Militant Leader in Indian Kashmir0

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    • October 11, 2018

      By Peerzada Mohammad Amin on Oct 11, 2018  A former PhD student who became a militant leader in Indian Kashmir was shot dead with an aide during a gunfight with security forces on Thursday, while scores of anti-India protesters were injured in clashes that followed the killings, police said. Manan Bashir Wani, 27, who

  • A New Era for the China-Russia-Us Triangle0

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    • October 11, 2018

    By Victor Davis Hanson| October 11th, 2018 Nearly a half-century ago, President Richard Nixon’s secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, established a successful U.S. strategy for dealing with America’s two most dangerous rivals. He sought closer ties to both the Soviet Union, with its more than 7,000 nuclear weapons, and Communist China, with the world’s largest population. Kissinger’s


  • Employment Deprivation and Anti Quota Protest in Bangladesh0

    The last few days newspaper reports have surfaced the vicious and brutal faces of Bangladesh government screwed up with hate, thrashing and smashing students protesting against the present quota system. It has caused a stir and chaos in every corner of Bangladesh, which pressurized the Prime Minister to intervene into the issue. But don’t expect

  • State of the Contemporary World-Order and Pakistan Foreign Policy0

    The contemporary world order is in a painful transition from unipolarity to multipolarity. It is facing an unprecedented degree of dislocation in the contemporary situation since its inception after WWII. The foreign policy-discourse at international level is observing two-predominant patterns in response to this abnormal-situation (dislocation), which can best be subsumed in an agreement with

  • The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Politics of Middle Eastern Soccer0

    By James M. Dorsey     12/4/2018   Edited remarks at The Beautiful Game? Identity, Resentment, and Discrimination in Football and Fan Cultures conference, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin, 12-13 April 2018 The virtually continuous role of soccer as a key player in the history and development of the Middle East and North Africa dating

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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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