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  • Saudi Crown Prince Charges Iran With “Act Of War”0

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    • November 8, 2017

     in World — by Jordan Shilton — November 8, 2017 Hot on the heels of purging his main rivals for the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has dramatically ratcheted up tensions in the Middle East, accusing Iran of an “act of war.” This makes clear that the consolidation of power in the hands

  • How China is targeting its Uyghur ethnic minority abroad0

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    • November 8, 2017

    Posted on October 30, 2017 The Globe and Mail, 30 October 2017 By Nathan VanderKlippe — In a broad campaign to increase pressure on Uyghurs overseas, including those in Canada, Chinese authorities are using coercive measures on family members, recruiting people to spy and sending threats to get many from the ethnic minority group to return

  • Pakistan: Army chief in Tehran, to meet Khamenei0

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    • November 8, 2017

      November 06, 2017 ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Tehran on Sunday on a three-day official visit, the first by a Pakistani army chief in over two decades. His arrival in Tehran was announced by military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor through a tweet. No formal statement was, however, issued revealing the

  • US seeks mediating role again: Playing into Islamabad’s hands0

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    • November 8, 2017

      By Arul Louis Having raised India’s role to that of an anchor of Pax Democratiam – the comity of democratic nations – United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has hinted after his October visit to India and Pakistan that Washington is looking for a mediating role, one that could help New Delhi be

  • Regional disparities trouble both India and China0

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    • November 8, 2017

    By Tridivesh Singh Maini An interesting aspect of the 19th Communist Party Congress was a panel discussion between President Xi Jinping and officials of the Guizhou Province, from where Xi was elected as a delegate in April 2017. In recent times, Guizhou has been important politically. One of Xi’s close associates, Chen Miner worked as

  • Getting the Saudi fight against corruption right0

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    • November 8, 2017

    By James M. Dorsey Kuwaiti billionaire Maan al-Sanea should have seen it coming after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed to root out corruption. Embroiled in one of the kingdom’s largest financial scandals and collapses that involved a bitter $22 billion battle with a prominent Saudi merchant family, cost some of the world’s biggest

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  • Sri Lanka’s Muslims bloodied by Buddhism

    By Ana Pararajasingham June 20, 2019 Sri Lanka has become more fragile, fractured and polarized following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks as the country’s Muslims are harassed and subjected to violence by mobs of Sinhala Buddhists who form the majority of the island’s population. Although those targeted by jihadist violence on Easter Sunday were the

  • Bangladesh And Revenge Politics: To What End?

    “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to mouth that ever was cooked in hell.” ~Sir Walter Scott from The Heart Of Mid-Lothian Revenge politics has long been the bedrock of Sheikh Hasina’s personal and political motto and raison d’etre. The people of Bangladesh are well aware of this unwelcome fact, which has, very regrettably, become mundane in

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