• Pakistan: Lingering Troubles In Sindh0

    • Blog
    • January 30, 2018

      ReliefWeb  January 30, 2018 By SATP By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* On January 16, 2018, three fidayeen (suicide attackers) carried out an attack targeting the convoy of Rao Anwar, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Malir Town, in the Malir Cantonment area of Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh. One of the attackers blew himself

  • India: Undercapitalized Gains In Meghalaya0

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    • January 30, 2018

      Meghalaya State Portal  January 30, 2018 By SATP By M.A. Athul* On January 11, 2018, Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) ‘deputy commander in chief’ Matchallang M. Sangma aka Vietnam was killed in an encounter with Meghalaya Police at Bawe Duragre village in East Garo Hills District. No other insurgency-linked killing has been reported from

  • Asia is set for a difficult year in 2018 – much of it centred around China0

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    • January 30, 2018

    China is increasingly viewed by the United States as a full-spectrum adversary. Shutterstock Nick Bisley, La Trobe University In 2017 we finally realised that the four decades of geopolitical stability enjoyed by Asian countries and societies had come to an end. In 2018, the major patterns that will come to dominate the region will become

  • HRW slams India’s treatment of minorities0

    Rights group’s world report accuses BJP-led government of promoting Hindu supremacy and ultra-nationalism Hundreds of civil society members protest in New Delhi in this June 2017 photo about incidents of mob lynching across India. Human Rights Watch has criticised the government’s inaction over violence against religious minorities. (Photo by Bijay Kumar Minj/ reporter, New Delhi India January 30, 2018 Civil

  • Why the Trump administration is trying to make Muslim immigrants seem dangerous0

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    • January 30, 2018

    By Faiza Patel   Faiza Patel is co-director of the liberty and national security program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. President Trump will address Congress again this week. His administration is calling for changes to immigration laws. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP/File) As the State of the Union address approaches,

  • Even for Rohingya refugees who move on from Bangladesh, life is grim0

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    • January 29, 2018

    Malaysia and Pakistan do not provide much of a welcome Jan 25th 2018| KARACHI AND KUALA LUMPUR  INSIDE a cramped flat beside a motorway in Puchong, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, 13 Rohingyas jostle for space. Rows of washing, rather than pictures, hang along grimy white walls. Rubbish is stacked on two mouldy refrigerators. The


  • Insurance for ‘Loss and Damage’: Still an illusion for the vulnerable countries.0

    By Zulker Naeen December 1, 2017 During the last two decades, the UNFCCC focus has shifted from ‘mitigation’ to ‘mitigation and adaptation.’ And it now finally included ‘Loss and Damage’ in its current agenda. The emergence of ‘Loss and Damage’ as a focus area of the international climate policy arena is caused by the realization

  • Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off0

      By James M. Dorsey Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to resign, may be paying off despite widespread perceptions that the manoeuvre backfired. Broad international support for Mr. Hariri following his announcement from Riyadh in a speech

  • Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations0

    James M. Dorsey 28 Nov, 2017 The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state. There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar. That is

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    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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