• Will India Soon Erupt Into Religious-Based Politics?0

    • Blog
    • November 12, 2017

    Why you should care Because the world’s largest democracy has stood as a beacon of pluralism for seven decades. For 70-year-old Haji Mehboob, born and raised in the north Indian city of Ayodhya, the sight of Yogi Adityanath, the state chief minister, visiting his hometown brings back memories of a period 25 years ago, when

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    • Blog
    • November 12, 2017

    Delhi and most of north India have been enveloped by polluted air for the past few days, leaving people gasping for breath. The pollution problem is attributed largely to stubble burning in nearby Punjab and Haryana states. There are two main growing seasons in Punjab and Haryana; one from May to September and another from

  • Pakistan’s Tanzeem-e-Islami and Its Troublesome Extremist Links0

    By: Farhan Zahid November 10, 2017  A number of Pakistan’s Islamist organizations that agitate for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate but profess to be non-violent are finding renewed prominence, a concerning result of the surfacing of Islamic State’s (IS) local chapter, Wilayat-e-Khurasan. Islamist organizations such as Hizb ut Tahrir, Jamaat ul Momineena and Tanzeem-e-Islami


    • Blog
    • November 11, 2017

    The global price of crude oil has risen sharply in recent weeks. The price of crude oil which was as high as 111.89 USD per barrel in 2011 fell to around 46.16 USD per dollar in 2015 and then further down to 47.06 USD per barrel in 2016 but has since then shown rising trend.


  • Turning our back on the Rohingya genocide: ‘But this is so un-Australian!’0

    by Adil Khan 20 October 2017 Rohingyas fleeing persecution in Myanmar in an unstable boat and bad weather (Image Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr CC 2.0) The Turnbull Government has refused to condemn the horrific humans rights abuses by the Burmese military against the Rohingyar people, writes former U.N. senior policy manager Professor M. Adil Khan. One of Myanmar’s

  • Making voting both simple and secure is a challenge for democracies1

    Making voting both simple and secure is a challenge for democracies The US compares relatively poorly with equivalent countries when it comes to voter registration. Reuters/Bria Hall Pippa Norris, Harvard University; Sarah Cameron, University of Sydney, and Thomas Wynter, University of Sydney Recent elections around the world have raised concerns about the procedures used for

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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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