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  • Only the people can save Assange and Manning0

    The Daily Star May 25, 2019 by Eresh Omar Jamal Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily La Repubblica. She has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to expose the Snowden Files about Italy. She has authored two books—Dossier WikiLeaks: Segreti Italiani and Una

  • BJP’s election victory: Of Modi, by Modi and for Modi0

    The Daily Star May 25, 2019 by Pallab Bhattacharya The two most commonly used taglines for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in the just concluded parliamentary elections were “phir ek baar Modi sarkar” and “Modi hai to mumkin hai.” Both have come tellingly true as borne out the poll outcome that gave a much bigger

  • Rising US-Iran Hostilities and Challenges for India0

    Md. Muddassir Quamar* 24 May 2019 On May 10, 2019, the US Department of Defense announced that it has “approved the movement of the USS Arlington (LPD-24) and a Patriot battery” to Central Command (CENTCOM) for deployment in the Persian Gulf.1 The USS Arlington is an amphibious warship that “transports U.S. Marines, amphibious vehicles, conventional landing

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  • Japan and India to develop Colombo port, countering Belt and Road0

    With Sri Lanka, partners take on China’s expanding Indian Ocean presence Nikkei staff writers May 20, 2019 TOKYO — The governments of Japan, India and Sri Lanka have agreed to jointly develop the Port of Colombo, Nikkei has learned, as the Indian Ocean becomes more integral to global trade. The project’s goals are to increase

  • 2 killed, 15 injured after blast inside mosque in Pakistan (VIDEO, PHOTO)0

    24 May, 2019 At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured after a bomb exploded inside a mosque during Friday prayers in Quetta, Pakistan, according to a rescue source quoted by Geo TV. The device was hidden near the Rehmania Mosque’s pulpit, state-run Radio Pakistan said, citing police. The mosque’s administration

  • An Attack on Iran Would Violate US and International Law0

    By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout Published May 23, 2019 Part of the Truthout Series Human Rights and Global Wrongs As President Donald Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rattle their sabers, there is no evidence that Iran poses a threat to the United States. It was Trump who threatened genocide,

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  • Indian Politics: — Modi Returns!

    by Nilofar Suhrawardy 25 May 2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s stunning victory in Indian parliamentary elections marking return of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister have raised apprehensions of it spelling danger signals for Indian secularism as well as democracy. Undeniably, Modi’s term, from 2014 to present, has been marked by saffronization of certain institutions

  • 2019 Election and the Debate Around the Issue of India’s Identity: A ‘Hindutva’ India or ‘Sarvadharma Sambhava’ India?

    By: Rajit Das 22 May 2019 The world’s largest democracy is going through with elections to elect the new prime minister of India. After five years of rule under the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the citizens of India are making their voices heard by practicing their democratic franchise of

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