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  • China’s disappointing aid offer dashes Pakistan’s hope of debt rescue0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Loans Beijing promised fell short of what Islamabad needs to build up reservesADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer February 11, 2019 18:24 JST Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Beijing in November to request financial help.   © Reuters QUETTA, Pakistan — Disappointment is spreading in Pakistan over an unexpectedly small amount of financial help from China,

  • Intervention: Same Old, Same Old?0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Shutterstock by Gordon Adams    12 February 2019 Not only is the Trump administration not normal, its foreign policy reveals an administration in turmoil with several foreign policies being pursued at the same time. No wonder the world is confused about what American policy is. Policy-making in this administration is clearly a jump ball. This is especially clear when

  • Shah’s Son Says Iranian Regime ‘Close’ To Collapse, Calls For ‘Civil Disobedience’0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Last Updated: February 12, 2019 By RFE/RL’s Radio Farda WASHINGTON — The son of the Iran’s last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, says Iranian society is close to a “flash point” like it was before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and that the government in Tehran is near collapse. Reza Pahlavi, the exiled former crown prince

  • Pakistan’s multi-pronged gas crisis worsens over winter0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: AFP / PTI Excess billing and a shortage of gas has aggravated the country’s energy crisis By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid 12 February 2019 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan summoned his Cabinet Committee on Energy for an urgent meeting last week to address excessive gas billing that led to mass

  • Melting Himalayan glaciers: a big drop in a bucket that’s already full0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Anthony Dosseto, University of Wollongong A new report has warned that even if global warming is held at 1.5℃, we will still lose a third of the glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region. What does that mean for rivers that flow down these mountains, and the people who depend on them? The HKH region

  • OZY Takes You to Democracy’s Biggest Exercise With States of the Nation: India0

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    • February 11, 2019

    By Charu Sudan Kasturi and Maroosha Muzaffar 11 February 2019 SourceGetty Images Why you should care OZY takes you to the villages and towns, forests and hills of the world’s fastest-growing major economy as it prepares for mankind’s largest-ever democratic exercise. The sun is beating down, and it’s over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. But hundreds are

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  • Neighbours challenge political Hindutva’s Ram agenda

    N Sathiya Moorthy  24 July 2020 Indian claims to the Ram story and ownership could be challenged from more places than one, says N Sathiya  Moorthy.  Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s recent diatribe that the birthplace of Hindu god Ram is located in his country and not in Ayodhya, need not be a

  • The Top Brass is Shattered in Bangladesh: Aftermath of a Retired General’s Interview

    Lieutenant General (retired) Chowdhury Hasan Sarwardy (left) and General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff (right)   by Taj Hashmi     20 July 2020 Although neither the puppet and illegitimate government of Sheikh Hasina nor the pro-Indian Deep State, which has been running Bangladesh for the last twelve years, gathered enough courage to broadcast

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