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  • Iran’s State Media Distort Western News Coverage of Rare Khamenei Sermon0

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    • January 21, 2020

    Voice of America – English By Michael Lipin, Mehdi Jedinia January 18, 2020 Iranian state media have given a distorted view of Western news coverage of a rare public sermon by Iran’s supreme leader, ignoring how Western outlets highlighted perceived shortcomings in his responses to domestic problems. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran

  • Sri Lanka diplomatic pendulum swinging back?0

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    • January 20, 2020

    New interest in India, while China for years has been widening its footprint with transport projects By AT Contributor, Colombo Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbors after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, as China’s economic clout increases in the region. China, a long-time regional

  • Bangladeshi lawmakers want extrajudicial killings0

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    • January 20, 2020

    The demand by a few parliamentarians that the police be allowed to kill rapists without a trial has led to a furious debate By Faisal Mahmud, Dhaka 20 January 2020 Extra-judicial killing is not new in Bangladesh. What is new is a campaign by elected lawmakers in Parliament to legitimize killings by the police that

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  • BOMBING TO BALLOT: UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS FROM SOUTH ASIA0

    BY ASANGA ABEYAGOONASEKERA 8 September 2019 “Terrorism has become a festering wound. It is an enemy of humanity.” – Atal Bihari Vajpayee Do terrorist bomb explosions and elections have a relationship? In South Asia, a region engulfed with a high level of terrorist activity, the record clearly shows that terrorists see the run-up to an

  • The cut-and-run strategy in Afghanistan0

    The Taliban are ready to negotiate. The question is whether they are negotiating in good faith, writes William Milam by William Milam September 6, 2019 It is Monday, September 2, as I write this, the Labour Day holiday in the US. The equivalent holiday in most other countries is May Day, or International Workers Day,

  • Judicial System Of Mughal And British India0

    By Dr. Rajkumar Singh 6 September 2019 The establishment of the Muslim rule in India opened a new chapter in its judicial history. The Muslim conquerors brought with them a new religion, a new civilization and a new social system. The ideal of justice under Islam was one of the highest in the middle ages. The

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