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  • Rohingya flee Myanmar despite repatriation deal0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Exodus to Bangladesh continues because Muslims feel unsafe and struggle for survival in northern Rakhine A Rohingya refugee girl rests at Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district on Jan. 26. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) John Zaw, Mandalay Myanmar February 8, 2018 Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State for

  • Rakhine state: Hatred and despair in Myanmar’s restive region0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent 8 February 2018 Climbing a small, scrubby hill behind the little riverside town of Mrauk U, a dreamy landscape reveals itself, of centuries-old stupas wreathed in mist, dotted with farming communities. Anywhere else this spectacular monument would surely be overrun by tourists. But in Mrauk U just a

  • Boosting ties with ‘good neighbours’ in Asean top priority, Chinese defence minister says0

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    • February 8, 2018

    Chang Wanquan tells counterparts that China sees Southeast Asian nations as ‘good friends’ that can ‘prosper and endure shared threats together’ PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 February, 2018 Kristin Huang https://twitter.com/kristinaberdeen kristin.huang@scmp.com Chang Wanquan, who is also a State Councillor, made the remarks on Tuesday at an informal meeting with defence ministers from the Association of

  • Chinese man shot dead in Karachi attack0

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    • February 6, 2018

    Imtiaz Ali    February 06, 2018 KARACHI: A Chinese national gives Rangers personnel details of the attack on Monday.—Online KARACHI: A Chinese national, working for a local shipping firm in a senior position, was gunned down in what police described as a targeted attack carried out by an unidentified lone assailant on Monday. Another Chinese man with

  • The tipping point for Indian Muslims is not too far away0

    Political leaders are using religion-based population projections to spread Hindutva propaganda.   5-02-2017 Ashok Swain In his inauguration speech, US President Donald Trump pledged to bring an end to “radical Islamic terrorism” from the “face of the earth”. He even went on to sign an executive order on January 27,  imposing temporary travel ban on

  • Is the U.S. Backing a Serious Reformer or Reckless Driver in Riyadh?0

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    • February 5, 2018

      Christopher J. Bolan,  February 5, 2018 Dr. Christopher J. Bolan is Professor of Middle East Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. Read More   President Donald Trump walks with the Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and

Commentary

  • Gulf crisis turns Qatar into the ‘region’s Israel’0

    By James M. Dorsey Prominent US constitutional lawyer and scholar Alan M. Dershowitz raised eyebrows when he described Qatar as “the Israel of the Gulf states.” Known for his hard-line pro-Israel views, Mr. Dershowitz drew his conclusion following an all-expenses paid trip to the Gulf state. Mr. Dershowitz argued that Qatar like Israel was “surrounded

  • Society, Rights and Tradition0

    by Aishwarya Chaturvedi      19/1/2018 The idea of a society which we confront is not something given by nature but instead that which was crafted by human beings in the past and that which is constantly being made and remade by them in the present. Neither in respect of individuals nor in respect of society,

  • Pretending to be savior of Bengalis in Assam0

      By Nava Thakuria       18/1/2018 For many people in eastern India, Bangladeshi means Bengali. It indicates that everyone living in Bangladesh must be a Bengali. But in reality, Bangladesh is a tiny neighboring nation with a secular identity comprising various ethnic tribes. The populous country is however dominated by Muslim population where almost

  • Redefining the secular mode for India0

    By Romila Thapar   18/1/2018 17 January 2018 India needs to own its historical secularism, rather than reject it as an alien concept, to move the country towards more just governance. Flickr / M. Aditya Bharadwaj Let us begin with the assumption that we want a secular society in India. How then would one define it?

  • IGNORANCE, JEALOUSY, AND HATRED BRING SELF DESTRUCTION0

    F R Chowdhury   17.1.2018 Donald Trump had a simple and easy slogan for his election campaign – MAGA – make America great again. Many think that Trump was trying to refer to Barrack Obama presidency period as a dark chapter and promised to bring back the white supremacy again. Obama is not only black, but

  • WHAT VANCOUVER DIALOGUE MUST CONSIDER?0

      U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson and his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland made the announcement of Vancouver dialogue to take place on 16 January in order to deal with North Korean (DPRK) nuclear crisis. Countries like South Korea and Japan are also participating as they are directly under threat from DPRK. Astonishingly, India is pitching in the conference

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  • AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule

    AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule

    From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World. Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any time

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