• Dictatorships begin with taking over media, warns pope0

    Individuals are also tempted to destroy by spreading scandalous news, Pope Francis said during Mass Pope Francis leads Mass for the meeting of the missionaries of mercy in St Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on April 10. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP) Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service  Vatican City June 19, 2018 All dictatorships begin the

  • Teachers’ uniform offends Muslims at Sri Lanka college0

    Rights groups fear issue could tear communities apart but others see it as isolated incident Sri Lankan Muslim women offer greetings in this July 2016 file photo. Muslim teachers at a Tamil Hindu ladies college are causing a storm for wearing Muslim attire. (Photo Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP) reporter, Colombo Sri Lanka June 19, 2018

  • Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the South China Sea & the Strategy of Chinese Expansion0

    Asian Waters: The Struggle Over the South China Sea & the Strategy of Chinese Expansion book by Humphrey Hawksley; review by Susan Froetschel 19/6/2018 China ranks 11th among countries with the most coastline, well after Indonesia, Russia, the Philippines and Japan. Supported by the US-led international security and trade rules, China has steadily risen to

  • Bangladesh Blocks News Website for Hours0

    BenarNews staff  Washington    2018-06-18il This screen grab shows a notice by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) “ordering” the blocking of the news website, and which was published by the website on its homepage, June 18, 2018. BenarNews The Bangladesh government blocked the country’s first online news portal for a few hours Monday,

  • In Depth: The Ganna That Prevailed Over Jinnah0

    With pending dues of Rs 22,000 crore, sugarcane farmers in the country continue to suffer as the Centre’s package to ‘address the current crisis’ proves thoroughly inadequate and misdirected. The Wire takes a deep dive into the sugarcane crisis. According to sugar mills, dues have remained pending as the selling price of sugarcane, due to

  • China and India’s border dispute is a slow-moving environmental disaster0

    Development is peaking in the high country between India and China. Vinay Vaars/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Ruth Gamble, La Trobe University Chinese and Indian competition on their shared Himalayan border is more likely to create a slow-moving environmental catastrophe than a quick military or nuclear disaster. The Himalayan plateau plays a crucial role in Asia.


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  • Security Threats in South Asia: China’s Revised Assessment

    by Mian Hameed 1 June 2020 Wisdom in my younger life was an unknown entity to me. In due course, I was able to fine-tune a process to gain wisdom. Though I am of no consequence here, the wisdom of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has implications for India. Here, I will not


    By: Barrister Pirzada Aurang Zaib 27 May 2020 ‘You are free to go to your temples; you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this state of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of

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