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  • Pakistan to go on FATF terror financing list in June0

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    • February 23, 2018

    The Express Tribune By Shahbaz Rana February 24, 2018 Senior officials claim FATF did not follow own procedure, try to downplay negative impact of listing. PHOTO COURTESY: FATF ISLAMABAD: The Financial Action Task Force on Friday decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with

  • Why Justin Trudeau Is Being Snubbed in India0

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    • February 23, 2018

    The Trudeaus pose outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, IndiaAdnan Abidi / Reutersby KRISHNADEV CALAMUR FEB 22, 2018 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn’t hidden his fondness for foreign leaders. He has embraced them, tweeted at them, and sent them birthday wishes—all in an effort to make India a global player in international affairs. So when Canadian Prime Minister

  • Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer0

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    • February 23, 2018

    By AFP    20 February 2018  The Bangladeshi capital Dhaka: China and India are competing for influence in the country Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10

  • Balancing India, China will not be easy for new Nepal PM0

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    • February 22, 2018

    By Pramod Jaiswal and Aruna Ghimire    20/2/2018 KP Sharma Oli has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal for the second time, riding on the support of the left alliance, which comprises two major communist parties; Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and Communist Party of Nepal – Maoists Center (CPN-MC). Oli has taken

  • India is paying the price for its obsession with billionaires0

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    • February 21, 2018

    By Barkha Dutt February 20 at 10:00 PM Email the author A billboard featuring Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra promoted the store of luxury jeweler Nirav Modi earlier this month in Mumbai. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images) Indians are furious over a $1.8 billion bank fraud case involving Nirav Modi, a billionaire and the man whom Vanity Fair called (in an astonishingly poor sense of timing)

  • Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions0

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    • February 21, 2018

    Chinese naval task force (file image) Reuters Staff SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency. A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate,

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  • End of Year Editorial; Evolving Political Dynamics in South Asia

    By M. Adil Khan, Guest Editor 2018 has been an eventful year for South Asia especially at the political level. During 2018 several countries in the region have had their elections and these elections have altered their political pictures. In others preparations for elections are underway and yet in others sub-national elections and their outcomes

  • 2018 Bangladesh General Election: A Time for Stock-taking and Pondering the Stakes

      By Adil Khan and Habib Zafarullah*    4 December 2018 The 2018 Bangladesh General Election scheduled on December 30, 2018 marks the end of two consecutive terms of the ruling Awami League (AL), first ever by any political party since 1991, the year a combined opposition movement against a decade long dictatorship resurrected and re-introduced

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