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  • ‘Imagine No Country Claims You, and Your Own Country Wants to Throw You Into the Sea’0

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    • February 18, 2018

    By Rohini Mohan on 17/02/2018 Rohingya refugees in India are trying to make a better life for themselves while fighting the threat of deportation. Ten-month-old Shafiqa plays with her mother in their hut in a settlement in Narwal, Jammu. Credit: Rohini Mohan Jammu/New Delhi: In the centre of a ramshackle snack shop in the Narwal

  • Zia’s Imprisonment Unifies Bangladeshi Opposition0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka   2018-02-14 Supporters and leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party hold a hunger strike in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka to demand the release of party chief Khaleda Zia from prison, Feb. 14, 2018. BenarNews The imprisonment of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia has unified factions within her

  • Verbal War Heats Up Between India, Pakistan Over Kashmir Gun Battles0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Amin Masoodi     Srinagar, India    2018-02-13 Senior army and Central Reserve Police Force officers carry the coffin of a CRPF member who was killed in an attack by suspected LeT militants, at CRPF headquarters in Srinagar, Feb. 13, 2018. Sheikh Mashooq/BenarNews A war of words between archrivals Pakistan and India escalated Tuesday as security forces

  • Thailand Honors Myanmar’s Military Chief with Medal0

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    • February 16, 2018

      BenarNews staff    Washington     2018-02-16 Myanmar’s military chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, speaks during a ceasefire agreement with two ethnic rebel groups at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw, Feb. 13, 2018.  AP Thailand on Friday defended its decision to award the chief of Myanmar’s armed forces a royal decoration, despite allegations

  • China’s Rising Profile in South Asia 20180

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    • February 16, 2018

    A commentary by Dan Southerland    2018-02-15 A map showing the location of the Maldives islands in the Indian ocean. RFA China has expanded its presence in the Indian Ocean, causing India to respond with a military build-up and far-reaching diplomatic contacts with potential allies. During and after the time that Indian troops ended a more

  • Uyghur Muslim Scholar Dies in Chinese Police Custody0

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    • February 16, 2018

    2018-01-29 Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener A prominent Uyghur Islamic scholar has died in Chinese police custody, some 40 days after he was detained in the Xinjiang regional capital Urumqi, overseas Uyghur organizations said on Monday. Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, died “in custody,” about

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