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  • Zia’s Imprisonment Unifies Bangladeshi Opposition0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury Dhaka   2018-02-14 Supporters and leaders of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party hold a hunger strike in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka to demand the release of party chief Khaleda Zia from prison, Feb. 14, 2018. BenarNews The imprisonment of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia has unified factions within her

  • Verbal War Heats Up Between India, Pakistan Over Kashmir Gun Battles0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Amin Masoodi     Srinagar, India    2018-02-13 Senior army and Central Reserve Police Force officers carry the coffin of a CRPF member who was killed in an attack by suspected LeT militants, at CRPF headquarters in Srinagar, Feb. 13, 2018. Sheikh Mashooq/BenarNews A war of words between archrivals Pakistan and India escalated Tuesday as security forces

  • Thailand Honors Myanmar’s Military Chief with Medal0

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    • February 16, 2018

      BenarNews staff    Washington     2018-02-16 Myanmar’s military chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, speaks during a ceasefire agreement with two ethnic rebel groups at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Naypyidaw, Feb. 13, 2018.  AP Thailand on Friday defended its decision to award the chief of Myanmar’s armed forces a royal decoration, despite allegations

  • China’s Rising Profile in South Asia 20180

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    • February 16, 2018

    A commentary by Dan Southerland    2018-02-15 A map showing the location of the Maldives islands in the Indian ocean. RFA China has expanded its presence in the Indian Ocean, causing India to respond with a military build-up and far-reaching diplomatic contacts with potential allies. During and after the time that Indian troops ended a more

  • Uyghur Muslim Scholar Dies in Chinese Police Custody0

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    • February 16, 2018

    2018-01-29 Uyghur scholar Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of an RFA listener A prominent Uyghur Islamic scholar has died in Chinese police custody, some 40 days after he was detained in the Xinjiang regional capital Urumqi, overseas Uyghur organizations said on Monday. Muhammad Salih Hajim, 82, died “in custody,” about

  • Rohingya repatriation – A trick Dhaka fell for0

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    • February 16, 2018

    Rohingya repatriation delayed as the govt agrees to Naypyidaw’s demand for Family-wise list; Myanmar still blames it on Bangladesh Porimol Palma   16/2/2018 The repatriation of Rohingyas was supposed to begin last month as per an agreement signed by Bangladesh and Myanmar, but a pre-condition set at the eleventh hour held up the process. A bilateral

  • WHAT MOST INDIANS EXPECT FROM MR. MODI BEFORE 2019 ELECTIONS?0

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    • February 15, 2018

    by N.S. Venkataraman Ever since Mr. Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India, the opposition political parties, section of non governmental organizations who receive substantial aid from abroad in various forms and section of so-called intellectuals have been criticizing all activities of Modi government and they have been getting considerable support and publicity from

  • China-friendly communist K.P. Sharma Oli appointed Nepal’s new prime minister after landmark polls0

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    • February 15, 2018

    Oli’s left-wing alliance is considered to be closer to China while outgoing leader Sher Bahadur Deuba is widely seen as being closer to India Thursday, 15 February A presidential spokesman said Oli, who spent 14 years in jail for opposing the now-abolished monarchy in the 1970s and 1980s, was named prime minister hours after Sher

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  • Sex, lies & corruption in the U.S. Navy0

      by Gaurav Tyagi    18/2/2018 The USS Blue Ridge is the flagship of the U.S Navy’s 7th fleet, overseeing all American maritime operations in Asia and the Western Pacific. It is the U.S Navy’s second oldest active duty vessel and has survived the Vietnam as well as the Cold war. The Blue Ridge has

  • China’s step into the maelstrom of the Middle East0

    by James M. Dorsey   RSIS 17/2/2018 China’s abandonment of non-interference is manifested by its (largely ineffective) efforts to mediate conflicts in South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan as well as between Israel and Palestine and even between Saudi Arabia and Iran. It is even more evident in China’s trashing of its vow not to establish foreign military bases,

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  • Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    Asma Jahangir: The street fighter

    OBITUARY Asma Jahangir (1952-2018): The human rights icon from Pakistan was a feisty street fighter The renowned senior lawyer suffered from a cardiac arrest and died in Lahore on Sunday. Saroop Ijaz  11/2/2018 This article was first published on The Herald in 2016. Asma Jahangir admonishes police personnel at a protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan

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