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  • How can a soldier be a ‘murderer’ for performing his duty?0

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    • February 2, 2018

    By Brig Anil Gupta (retd)       Jan 31, 2018 The incident at Shopian and its fallout has again foregrounded the question of local politics taking precedence over the freedom of security forces, particularly the Army, to conduct anti-terrorist operations in Kashmir. With the situation improving in the Valley after successful conduct of “Operation All

  • Ruling by Court in Maldives Breathes New Life Into Political Opposition0

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    • February 2, 2018

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FEB. 1, 2018   MALÉ, Maldives — Political opponents of the Maldives government clashed with the police on the streets of the capital early Friday after the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a former president living in exile in Britain and ordered the release of several other imprisoned politicians. Hundreds of people

  • More Rohingya mass graves found in Myanmar, lending weight to genocide claims0

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    • February 1, 2018

    WARNING: This story contains graphic details By Foster Klug, The Associated Press Posted: Feb 01, 2018 7:06 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 01, 2018 7:06 AM ET Rohingya Muslim refugee Mohammad Karim, 26, centre, shows a mobile video of Gu Dar Pyin’s massacre to other refugees in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, on Jan. 14. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press) The

  • Churches in Pakistan province to get weapon licenses0

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    • February 1, 2018

    Quetta church also given 26 million rupees to support victims of Christmas attack An Implementation Minority Rights Forum (IMRF) meeting on Jan. 26 at Bethel Memorial Methodist Church, Quetta. (Photo by Samuel Pyara) Kamran Chaudhry, Lahore Pakistan February 1, 2018 A provincial government in southwest Pakistan plans to issue churches in the region with weapon licenses

  • President Trump’s State Of The Union Address – Transcript0

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    • January 31, 2018

    US President Donald Trump delivers 2018 State of the Union speech. Photo Credit: White House video screenshot. January 31, 2018 President Donald J. Trump TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice Pesident, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has

  • Winter is coming for Pakistan’s military as US aid freeze sets in0

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    • January 31, 2018

    Author: Michael Kugelman, Wilson Center  31 January 2018 In early January 2018, the Trump administration announced a suspension of security assistance to Pakistan. Nearly US$2 billion in assistance could be affected. The administration has left open the possibility of releasing the funds if Pakistan cracks down more robustly against Pakistan-based terrorists who target US troops in

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  • Bangladesh awaits the most important election in December this year

    By Abdur Rahim   10 December 2018 In December this year, a free and fair election – a rarity in Bangladesh since 2008 – will determine whether the country will follow the path of democracy or authoritarianism. This was the key topic of discussion at the South Asia Journal Special Launching and Seminar at the Woodrow

  • 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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