• Time to rescind Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize | Opinion0

    Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been silent on the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that is being systematically oppressed by Buddhist extremists and the Burmese government. Updated: Jun 13, 2017 Bobby Ghosh Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been silent on the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that

  • Stepping up the pressure: Saudi strong arms Muslim nations to take sides in Gulf crisis0

      By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia, in a first move to pressure mostly Muslim states to join its campaign against Qatar, has persuaded six sub-Saharan African nations with threats of reduced financial aid and restricted quotas for the haj, the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, to follow its lead in taking

  • A Strategy for Tibetans and their sympathizers0

    N.S.Venkataraman June 12, 2017 While China forcibly occupied Tibet more than six decades back, the Tibetans living around the world as refugees have not lost their hopes of regaining their motherland. With massive economic and military power, China has so far succeeded in silencing the world opinion about its misdeeds in Tibet, and it’s unethical

  • The longer the Gulf crisis lasts, the higher the stakes get0

    By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia and the UAE appear to be contemplating engineering a military coup in Qatar with the stakes in the Gulf crisis so high that a negotiated solution may prove difficult, if not impossible. Neither side in the Gulf divide can afford to back down or be seen to have failed

  • A Chennai shocker for BJP in Presidential poll?0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  9 June, 2017 With faction bosses not seeming to control anyone any more, can the BJP count on the AIADMK for the presidential polls any more, asks N Sathiya Moorthy The fact that ‘there is no alternative’ (TINA) to him just now in the ongoing faction feud(s) in the ruling All India Anna

  • Qatar Crisis and India’s Worry0

    Since the establishment of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 1981 the six Arab Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar had moved forward as a consortium with each working towards the common interest of the GCC. When many other regional groupings in the world were running with internal rift and lack

  • Religious Militancy in Bangladesh: Opinion Survey4

    Abstract Bangladesh has recently been identified as one of the most religious militant-infested areas in the globe. Over the years, militant groups in Bangladesh have grown in strength and reached the extent to where they are able to conduct organized terror campaigns all over the country. A close look at various militant acts conducted to

  • Nepal’s Crumbling Manufacturing Sector0

    By Hari Prasad Shrestha* During the eighties, Nepal experienced some optimistic moments in manufacturing sector; Nepalese woolen carpet shops across the streets of Frankfurt and other European cities were subject of major attraction. Nepalese garment export to USA was contending with other major garment exporters of the world. And export of Nepalese products to India


  • Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia

    Strengthening Right to Information in South Asia0

    All eyes were on Kathmandu last week as Nepal hosted the 18th annual SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit from Nov. 22-27, 2014. The annual meeting, convening the heads of state of the eight member nations – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka – focused this year on the

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