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  • US envoy shows draft of deal with Taliban to Afghan president0

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    • September 4, 2019

    Zalmay Khalilzad briefs President Ashraf Ghani on US-Taliban talks as clashes intensify in several provinces. 2 Sept 2019 more on Afghanistan The Afghan ‘peace’ deal will not bring peace to the Afghan peopleyesterday Taliban deal would see US troops ‘withdraw from five bases’2 days ago US envoy shows draft of deal with Taliban to Afghan

  • 4 Bangladeshis Sentenced to Prison over 2014 West Bengal Explosion0

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    • September 2, 2019

    By Paritosh Paul on Aug 30, 2019 An Indian court on Friday sentenced 19 suspected members of the banned militant group JMB, including four Bangladeshi nationals, to serve six to 10 years in prison, after convicting them of involvement in a 2014 explosion that killed two people. Improvised explosive devices were being manufactured five years

  • Eviction of two million India forest dwellers stirs up a storm0

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    • September 2, 2019

    Their claims were rejected, raising concerns whether due process was followed By Kriti Singh 2 September 2019 The recent Amazon wildfires brought everyone to a choking standstill as the world’s largest tropical rainforest and the lungs of our planet were going up in flames. Environmentalists blamed the far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who pushed for

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  • Why Militancy in South Asia Defies a Common Response0

    Dr. manoj Kumar Mishra 16 February 2019 Recently, at least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel (Indian paramilitaries) have been killed in a suicide car bombing by an operative of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack). Adil Ahmad Dar, a local recruit of the group is reported to have crashed a vehicle

  • Suicide attack in Iran frames visit to Pakistan by Saudi crown prince0

    By James M. Dorsey 14 February 2019 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr This week’s suicide attack on Revolutionary Guards in Iran’s south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan, the second in two months, could not have come at a more awkward moment for Pakistani prime

  • Sri Lanka: Time and again, Tamil politics hits the dead-end0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 14 February 2019 With multiple polls staring at the Sri Lankan nation in the coming months, the electorally-sensitive minority ‘Tamil politics’ in the island-nation keeps hitting road-blocks and dead-ends, of their own making, time and again. With the result, the credibility of the mainstay Tamil National Alliance (TNA) may have hit a new

  • Bangladesh: The Jamaat-e-Islami Does Not Believe in Democracy: It is an Islamofascist Party0

    Taj Hashmi  14 February 2019 As the Jamaat-e-Islami’s founder Maulana Abul A’la Maududi (1903-1979) despised democracy, so do all his adherents. Soon after establishing the Jamaat in 1941, he admired Mussolini and considered him to be his role model. He also called himself the “Amir” or “Dictator/Fuherer” of the Jamaat-e-Islami. The JI chiefs in Bangladesh and Pakistan are

  • The Myth of ‘Bengali Migration’ to Arakan Debunked0

    By Dr. Habib Siddiqui    13 February 2019 Abstract Genocidal crimes don’t happen in vacuum and require groundwork from the racist and bigoted elements to state and non-state actors to prepare the support base and mobilize the dominant group to perpetrate such heinous crimes. For decades, the Buddhist majority in Myanmar has denied the very existence of the minority

  • Nasr Missile and Deterrence Stability of South Asia0

    Syeda Saiqa Bukhari    13 February 2019 Pakistan has conducted successful test of short range surface to surface ballistic missile ‘Nasr’ on January 24th , 28th  and 31st  respectively, as part of the Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise, which included quad salvo on 24 January and single shots on 28 & 31 January, 2019. Quad salvo means that

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  • Myanmar: Is it time for the West to Engage The United Wa State Army?

    Many regional observers suggest that China directs a well-trained, motivated, disciplined proxy army of 30,000 soldiers controlling territory with major cities; agriculture, mining, and industry. At one time this group was considered to be the number one producer of heroin in the world. They now appear to be a global leader in the manufacture Amphetamine

  •  The Rising Scourge of Linguistic corruption in Bangladesh

    By Dr Obaidul Hamid     16 September 2020 In Bangladesh, corruption meaning deliberate financial misuse and misappropriation needs no new debate. For several years in a row, Transparency International has consistently ranked Bangladesh as one among 10 most corrupt countries in the world. What about linguistic corruption? Not many in Bangladesh are aware of the

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