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  • Maldives: Whither ‘international community’?0

      N Sathiya Moorthy, 1 September 2017 With politics in the country dead-locked, the questions in the lips and minds of every Maldivian are these: Where is the so-called ‘international community’? What is its intention? What is its capability in a given context? And have they ever matched their intention and capabilities, fair or unfair, to

  • Myanmar conflict: Fake photos inflame tension0

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    • September 3, 2017

    By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent  Image copyright Bettmann/Getty Image caption This photo is from Bangladesh in 1971 but is being shared on social media to describe Rohingya people in Myanmar as terrorists A recent surge in violence in the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state has been accompanied by a slew of misleading

  • Death in Bangladesh doesn’t draw a crowd like Melania0

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    • September 3, 2017

    Peter Preston Issues of diversity and representation in news are not simply a matter of who is doing the reporting, but also of what the audience chooses to read Donald and Melania – in a much-remarked-upon outfit – depart for Houston. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSunday 3 September 2017 02.00 EDT One foreign reporting job from long

  • The Gulf crisis: Fighting it out down and dirty1

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    • September 3, 2017

    Source: Middle East Eye By James M. Dorsey In the three-month old Gulf crisis, nothing is too expensive or too down and dirty when it comes to buying influence, garnering soft power, and trying to win hearts and minds. It is a battle fought primarily by the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, the Gulf’s two

  • 70 years of Kashmir under brutal Indian occupation! (A Sovereign Kashmir: Random Thoughts-308)0

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    • September 3, 2017

    By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal —————- When India celebrated its 70th anniversary of independence, unfortunately, it also indirectly celebrated the occupation of Jammu Kashmir and genocides of Muslims in Jammu Kashmir. One of the achievements of the recent history of India in the negative sense is the genocides of Kashmiris- India murdered over 100,000 Muslims

  • NINTH BRICS SUMMIT TAKE PLACE IN VACUUM1

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    • September 3, 2017

    The ninth summit meeting of BRICS group of nations in Xiamen in China on September 3 to  5 has been hailed by China as a “golden decade” of cooperation among member states. Apart from the countries namely Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa, leaders from Egypt Guinea, Mexico, Tajikistan, Thailand and over one thousand

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.

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