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  • UN report documents genocide against Rohingya: What now?0

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    • September 5, 2018

      Max Pensky, Binghamton University, State University of New York and Nadia Rubaii, Binghamton University, State University of New York The United Nations has released a searing report that details Myanmar’s state violence against an ethnic and religious minority in that country known as the Rohingya. The report demands that top leadership in Myanmar’s powerful

  • The canonization of John McCain: Media, political establishment turn warmonger into saint0

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    • September 3, 2018

    1 September 2018 “I hated my enemies even before they held me captive because hate sustained me in my devotion to their complete destruction and helped me overcome the virtuous human impulse to recoil in disgust from what had to be done by my hand.”—John McCain on the Vietnam War, April 2001 “However heady the

  • Migrant labor graft must end, Bangladeshi activists say0

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    • September 3, 2018

      Corrupt recruiting cartel of 10 agencies that overcharged workers blamed for cessation of G2G Plus deal with Malaysia A Bangladeshi worker looks on as she attend a procession to mark May Day or International Workers’ Day in Dhaka in this May 1, 2017 file photo. Activists around the world mark international workers’ day with marches

  • Tea workers still fighting for land rights in Sri Lanka0

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    • September 3, 2018

      Laborers protest amid claims military has seized their land and govt has sold plots to wealthy developers A file image of Sri Lankan tea pickers working on a plantation in Kandy, some 150kms north-east of Colombo. (Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP) Niranjani Roland, Colombo  Sri Lanka  August 31, 2018 Tea plantation worker Loganathan Saraswathy, 47,

  • Myanmar army fakes photos and history in sinister rewrite of Rohingya crisis0

    Propaganda unit’s 117-page book contains pictures purportedly taken in Rakhine state that are really from Tanzania and Bangladesh Reuters in Yangon Fri 31 Aug 2018   Violence has forced more than 720,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar to areas like Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images A new book on the Rohingya crisis written by

  • Western Officials Ignored Myanmar’s Warning Signs of Genocide0

    A Rohingya refugee reacts while holding his dead son after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on Oct. 9, 2017. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images) FEATURE U.S. and U.N. diplomats overlooked atrocity amid hopes of democracy. BY JUSTIN LYNCH AUGUST 30, 2018, 12:36 PM One year ago, on Aug. 30, 2017, Myanmar’s military began

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  • China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East0

    by James M. Dorsey   RSIS 17/2/2018 China’s abandonment of non-interference is manifested by its (largely ineffective) efforts to mediate conflicts in South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan as well as between Israel and Palestine and even between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It is even more evident in China’s trashing of its vow not to establish foreign military bases,

  • WILL RAJAPAKSA’S RETURN DO GOOD FOR SRI LANKA?0

    N.S. Venkataraman      16/2/2018 The decisive victory of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the local government polls in Sri Lanka on 10th February has caused considerable surprise to the political observers around the world. Rajapaksa’s party, Sri Lanka People’s Front, won in 239 out of the 341 councils pushing his rivals far behind. This

  • Expanding regional rivalries: Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan0

      By James M. Dorsey   16/2/2018 It’s the pot calling the kettle black. As Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of seeking to encircle it with its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen as well as Qatar, the kingdom and the Islamic republic are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East into the Caucasus. The two

  • India’s Argumentative Battle in Kashmir0

    by Zaboor Ahmad      15/2/2018 Ever since 1947, India and Pakistan have laid claim to Kashmir and scholars continue to search and dilate the reasons for this intractable conflict between them. Apart from the argument of accession signed by the last Dogra Hindu king, Hari Singh with India; India has sought to keep the Kashmir

  • Hypocriticism of Indian Media On Kashmir Issue1

    by Mir Suhail 15/2/2018 Nowadays, whenever we hear the word ‘debate’, our brains get accumulated with furious commotion. In Indian TV debates, no one listens to anyone; everyone speaks up simultaneously without listening to each other, without clear information and identification of what the problem is, how can there be any solution that is acceptable

  • CAN INDIA PREVENT MALDIVES FROM GOING UNDER CHINA’S CONTROL?0

    by N.S.Venkataraman   15/2/2018 The present disturbed condition in the Maldives has made some people including opposition parties in the Maldives say that India’s military intervention is necessary. It is now becoming increasingly clear that Pakistan and its friend China think that war in one form or the other, in cold form or hot form, is desirable

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