• UK’s Johnson urges ‘independent’ probe of Rohingya crisis in Suu Kyi talks0

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    • February 12, 2018

    Myanmar Ministry of Information/AFP / Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (L) shakes hands with Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the start of their meeting in Naypyidaw, in a photo taken and released on February 11, 2018 by Myanmar’s Ministry of Information Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday

  • Khaleda Zia’s jail verdict will seriously impact on 2018 elections 0

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    • February 11, 2018

    Afsan Chowdhury, February 9, 2018 Sentencing BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia to 5 years in jail triggers a fresh confrontational phase in Bangladesh politics, already deluged by hostility. It also makes the election, scheduled for December 2018, considerably uncertain about inclusive participation. Bangladesh’s experience with electoral politics has been miserable since birth and with the

  • In begum vs begum battle in Bangladesh, its advantage Hasina0

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    • February 11, 2018

    By Lekshmi Parameswaran     8/2/2018 Political equations in Bangladesh has taken an intriguing turn with the anti-corruption court in Dhaka convicting opposition leader and former prime minister Khaldea Zia of corruption and sentencing her to five years in jail. The two-time former premier along with her son, Tarique Rahman, who has been sentenced to ten

  • Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    Asma Jahangir: The street fighter0

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    • February 11, 2018

    OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz  11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan

  • Hasan Minhaj; For defining the narrative of a “New Brown America”0

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    • February 11, 2018

    BY BENJAMIN SOLOWAY Hasan Minhaj in New York on Nov. 27. (Jesse Dittmar for Foreign Policy) HASAN MINHAJ, COMEDIAN,  32, UNITED STATES NOTABLE FACT: During an event in Sacremento at which writer Wajahat Ali was a panelist, Minhaj’s father pulled Ali aside and asked him to help convince Minhaj to give up comedy and attend law school. It

  • Modi visits Ramallah, backs independent Palestine state0

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    • February 11, 2018

    by Farah Najjar & Linah Alsaafin 10 Feb 2018 Palestinian leaders have hailed the Indian Prime Minister’s arrival to Ramallah as ‘historic’ [Mohamad Torokman/Reuters] MORE ON NARENDRA MODI Narendra Modi has arrived in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on a landmark visit – the first ever by an Indian prime minister – that Palestinian leaders have hailed


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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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