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  • Myanmar and Bangladesh strike a shameful deal on Rohingya refugees0

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    • November 24, 2017

    Rosa Freedman, University of Reading Many Rohingya people who have fled the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar are now living as refugees in Bangladesh. And now, the two countries have reportedly struck a deal to return them home. Returning Rohingya people to the hands of their persecutors not only violates international law, but raises fundamental questions

  • General Michael Hayden’s take on the Trump Afghanistan strategy.0

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    • November 24, 2017

      General Michael Hayden Former Director, CIA and NSA Earlier this week, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, laid out a two-year plan to take back substantial territory in Afghanistan and drive the Taliban toward the negotiating table. In a Monday video conference from Kabul, Nicholson said that the strategy outlined by U.S.

  • Best Of: The Devil’s Puzzle: Defining International and Domestic Terrorism0

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    • November 24, 2017

    November 24, 2017 | Bennett Seftel and Fritz Lodge Photo: Kena Betancur/Getty The car ramming attack that occurred in New York City on Oct. 31 killed eight people and reignited debate over what constitutes domestic and international terrorism. Terrorism has remained at the forefront of American national security concerns ever since the September 11 attacks.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Saudi torture victims include former king’s son0

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    • November 24, 2017

    Sources confirm Prince Miteb, son of late King Abdullah, is among six princes who needed hospital treatment following arrest in Saudi purge Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, pictured in Paris in 2014 (Reuters) David Hearst Friday 17 November 2017 Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, the son of the late King Abdullah who was once considered a future

  • Indian politics: Ruling AIADMK faction in Tamil Nadu wins back ‘Two Leaves’ symbol!0

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    • November 23, 2017

    -Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal 23/11/2017 The combined E Palaniswamy-O Panneerselvam faction of the AIADMK that now rules Tamil Nadu has won on November 23 the two-leaf symbol after months of infighting. The Election Commission of India (ECI), after studying the issue very deeply for months, ruled the flag symbol in favor of the Palaniswamy-Panneerselvam camp,

  • A Sustainable Solution with the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy0

    With India signing the Paris Agreement and the Government unveiling an ambitious plan to generate 100 Giga Watts (GW) of electricity from solar energy, India has developed a comprehensive renewable energy policy and a climate action plan to follow through. With the new policy and plan in play, wind energy has taken the back seat

  • Pakistani court orders release of alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks0

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    • November 23, 2017

    Ruling on Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10m US bounty on his head, is likely to worsen Pakistani relations with Washington  Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters as he leaves court in Lahore. Photograph: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images Sune Engel Rasmussen Wednesday 22 November 2017 10.59 ESTLast modified on Wednesday 22 November 2017 11.24 EST A Pakistani court has ordered the

  • Tillerson: Myanmar Guilty of “Ethnic Cleansing”0

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    • November 23, 2017

    November 22, 2017 | K. M. Michelle Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty The Newsletter Get exclusive analysis delivered to your inbox daily. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Myanmar is guilty of “ethnic cleansing” in its crackdown on minority Muslim Rohingya, driving more than half a million refugees to neighboring Bangladesh. Although previously restrained in his description

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